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Old 08-20-2007, 10:19 PM
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Mighty's M1A2 SEP

Hmmmmm new DML plastic mmmmmmm For now just a couple of teaser shots:




That small square of paper sitting in the box is perhaps the most startling thing I've ever seen Dragon do; It's the corrections sheet for the instructions :shock: :shock:
I'm probably going to start with the turret tonight
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This is the kit I want to have most at the moment. Please do a very detailed report on that - I wanna see every little tiny bit of detail jammed into this beauty

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Cool...looking forward to see your build

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Started with the gun, which is obviously exactly the same as the AIM kit. I went with the plastic barrel again due to the missing detail on the aluminium one. Unfortunately the I got a less than perfect sprue, so all the parts are about 0.5mm out of register This was easy enough to clean up though.






Next I moved on to the commanders cupola which is a real dissapointment. It's nicely detailed and all, but it's been engineered into the ground with poor fit and the parts being surface to surface attachments making them really nasty to get lined up. As always dragon's instructions add to the confusion, part X33 is supposed to attach to X3, but this isn't shown clearly in the instructions and I spent ages trying to figure out how X12 (the M2 rail) was supposed to fit. The whole thing is ridiculously and unecessarily fiddly, there are definately parts there that the engineers threw in just to get the part count up, and some of this parts break up is detrimental to the detail rather than adding to it. That said, the end result looks nice.






Oh did I mention the warped M2?

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Nice Choice Rod!

I am curious as of how DML did on this kit. So far I see they have corrected an issue the plagues most M1 kits and that is the angle of the MRS (Small sight thing at the end of the gun tube) most kits have it straight.

So far you have done an excellent job despite of the fitting issues.

I will be following closely on this build.

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Old 08-23-2007, 09:30 PM
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Cheers Dave, apparently outside of the above problems they've done alright,
Check out this site and you can see what I was whining about :P
http://vodnik.primeportal.net/pages/SEP/SEP.htm#TOP
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o,I think,this is the best kit of M1A2.
I want to one,but I don't like DS track.
so...I want to buy 3535.But it is so expensive now.
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I have to agree with that, I do know someone who wanted to trade me the DS tracks for the 3535 Magic tracks if you're interested.
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