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Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 05:19 AM GMT+7
a completely new subject in the 1/72 scale Dragon Armor Pro series, the BT-42 assault gun was something of a hybrid designed to overcome Finland’s shortage of AFVs
Used in Finland during the Continuation War (1941-44), it mated hulls from captured Soviet BT-7 Model 1937 light tanks with British 4.5-inch howitzers.

These QF 4.5-inch Mk.II guns had been donated to Finland when it was fighting Russia during the Winter War (1939-40), and they were fitted in newly designed turrets. They entered service in 1943.

The kit features brand new tooling that have been leveraged for the best possible levels of accuracy and easy assembly. The upper hull, lower hull and turret, for example, are all produced as one-piece components via slide-mold technology.

The whole plastic kit is a perfect blend of detail and convenience. This is exemplified by the one-piece DS tracks, which are even detachable just as they were on the original assault gun.

Although the novel BT-42 was a desperate Finnish design used in combat during WWII, this kit marks the exciting start of its new modeling career.
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in 1/35 I would be interested. good for the 72 guys..
NOV 05, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Have you seen this: LINK
NOV 05, 2017 - 03:36 PM
Tamiya has had a 1:35 BT-42 out for several years, Eastern Express before that even... Jim
NOV 05, 2017 - 03:55 PM
I wish dragon will do pre war french pre war self propelled gun.
NOV 05, 2017 - 03:55 PM
Was wondering if Dragon was going to do one considering the popularity of the vehicle in Girls und Panzer. And you thought they did a Stug III F because they liked it?
NOV 05, 2017 - 09:07 PM
In this day and age when model company, through desperation, turn to every freaking variant known to man, and then trot out the ridiculous and implausible, why is it that a kit like this is offered only in 1/72? In 1/35 it would be a hit (but then so would a good Bergpanther!) HINT! HINT!
NOV 07, 2017 - 04:07 PM
Yawn. STILL no 1/35 bergepanther?
NOV 07, 2017 - 08:32 PM
Tamiya did one. It's fabulous and if a big company like them does an obscure piece like this the market is effectively saturated.
NOV 07, 2017 - 08:49 PM
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