On November 1st, Doogs’ Models kicks off its first ever kit giveaway. Two lucky winners will receive two fantastic kits, voted on by you, the readers!
In the lead up to the giveaway, I’m going to be announcing the kits every few days. Two at a time. One aircraft, and one armor.
Part 1 – Cyber-Hobby Bf 109E-4 / Dragon Panzer IV Ausf.J Last Production
Part 2 – Hasegawa P-47D-30 Thunderbolt / Tasca M4A3E2 Sherman “Jumbo”
Part 3 – Hobby Boss Spitfire Mk.Vb / AFV Club T-34/85 Mod. 1944/1945
Today, I’ve got two entries that veer away from the WWII fighter and WWII tank that have been the norm:
Aircraft #4 – 1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va
The Albatros D.Va was the ultimate development of the Albatros D.I and the last Albatros to see operational service. I’ll leave it to Wingnut Wings to provide a full historical description of the sleek German fighter.
Instead, let me just say that I feel I’d be remiss to host this giveaway without a Wingnut kit in the mix. In addition to bringing attention to a hazy and often overlooked era in aviation history, Wingnut Wings is also churning out some of the best-executed kits currently available. Staggering detail, exceptional fit, and some of the best manuals and decals I’ve ever seen. It was the excellence of Wingnut’s execution that got me over the hump to build my first biplane.
I often go on about how, for me, it’s not the price of the kit or the age of the mold, it’s the amount of passion put into it. And Wingnut’s kits ooze passion and a love for their subjects.
Armor #4 – 1/35 Dragon RSO/03 with 5cm PaK 38
The Raupenschlepper Ost (RSO) was one of World War II’s many products of necessity. Faced with harsh conditions and few paved roads, the German Wehrmacht found its trucks easily bogged down in snow and mud. The answer? Develop a tracked vehicle to use as a transport, artillery mule, and whatever else was required.
Dragon’s kit represents a late-variant RSO/03, and comes with a 5cm PaK 38 anti-tank cannon.
Definitely not a tank!
Check back in a few more days for the last two kits!
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Doogs, you’re too much …
A builder with exceptional talent and attention to detail … were it my fate to have only half of your talent …
The passion is there, but …
Thanks a bunch for all you do for the hobby … pepper