- Manufacturer: Dragon
- Scale: 1:35
- Vehicle: T-34/85 Mod. 1944 (Kit #6066)
- Aftermarket: Friul white metal tracks (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) | Archer Dry Transfers (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) | Aluminum Barrel (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
Dragon’s T-34/85 is a mixed beast that feels like it comes from a completely different kit from the other Dragons I’ve built. Next to the Panzer III and Panzer IV, the parts count on the T-34 is miniscule, downright Tamiya-like, and the detail just isn’t as strong as on what I’m assuming are more recent moldings.
That said, it builds up quickly and pretty easily. I had one gap at the rear deck that was easily filled with a thin strip of styrene. Of the four tanks I built up in September and early October, the T-34 was the second most enjoyable build (after the masterful Tasca M4A3(76)W). Marking and scheme-wise, there’s just not much to the T-34, so not much worth commenting on, but it makes a great canvas for weathering.
If you want an insane T-34/85, I’d probably suggest looking at AFV Club’s kit, but Dragon’s offering is definitely a solid, simple offering that does not disappoint.
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