Dragon 1/35 M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage

KIT #: 6381
DECALS: Six  Options
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Smart Kit


This is the latest in Dragon's 'Smart Kit' series. It means that you have a goodly number of options and neat features. The biggest is a fully detail  drive train and chassis. This includes preformed plastic tracks, a bevy of slide molded parts like idler and sprockets, positionable front grill, the ability to mold side cab doors up or down, to have the forward visors open or closed and others. There is a nice photo etch sheet included as well as a driver and gunner figure. A first in my experience with armored kits is a pair of bulged front tires to simulate the vehicle weight. The guns and gun mount are superbly molded. Again slide mold technology provides a high degree of fidelity to detail and allows the ends of the guns to be hollowed out.

Instructions are quite well done in Dragon's usual style, with Model Master paint references. There are markings provided for six olive drab vehicles all post D-day.

The smallish decal sheet is superbly printed and should work without any problems.  


I'd have to say that this pretty well puts your older Tamiya kit out to pasture. I foresee a number of other kits based on the M3 chassis coming in the very near future.



My thanks to www.dragonmodelsusa.com for providing the preview kit. This kit is now available at your local hobby shop.

October 2008

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