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Old 02-07-2009, 06:29 PM
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Dragon 15cm s.IG.33(Sf) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B

or Bison I -yeah I know not the official name but the above is ridiculously complicated to describe this vehicle, so there.
I picked this up yesterday, when I saw it sitting there on the shelf, to my pleasant surprise! I was not aware it was even available in stores yet.
I have been looking forward to this kit since Dragon announced it and will be focusing on getting this built now before worrying about any other projects.

The image of a Bison I in a book years ago pricked my curiosity about German armour and has been a holy grail since then. There have been other kits (the disastrous Alan kit for example) and attempts to scratch something on my own but I never have been able to get a model of this vehicle completed and sitting on the shelf.
Here is a link to the instruction sheet images. (click pic)
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:39 PM
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Here's some sprue shots. There are some sprues from earlier Panzer I kits and some new only for this kit.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:04 AM
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One great book I will be happily flipping through for this build is Nuts & Bolts #19-
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:01 AM
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While I did start with the wheels as prescribed in the instructions I did wander ahead to take a look at the sIG33 gun- a new tooling - I wonder how it compares to the Alan one?
Here is a typical road wheel before cleaning up. These are two frets from the earlier Panzer I/A that had the brass ring to give the proper look to them.
There are extras after using the required number, good for the spares box!




The process of cleaning up the parts is time consuming but well worth the effort.


the breach block parts-


the metal barrel has rifling inscribed on the inside of the first bit of the opening.





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Old 02-08-2009, 05:50 AM
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Looks great James! I have always loved look of this little beast! Looking forward to see your building blog.
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I picked up this kit also...look forward to seeing the this thread...
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This is an Axis kit I might even have to get.

I'll be watching this one.
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I didn't know this kit was out yet either. This is the first one I've seen being built and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Looking forward to see this one built,did not know it was availible either.
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Hey James,
I was hoping for a SBS on this one from you!
As Iīm thinking about getting this one as well, I will follow every little step you are doing .
So, you would recommend the Nutsīn Bolts?
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