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New Dragon IDF M3
OleSaeterboe
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 02:53 PM UTC
IDF M3 HalfTrack Mortar Carrier w/IDF Water Jerrycan (Plastic model. On the Hobbysearch site the finished model is shown with a soviet DSHK machine gun. In the instructions there is no mention of it. Does anyone know whether it includes the machine gun or not.

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 06:39 PM UTC
Could you link to the image showing a DsHK?

I only found this:

which shows two types of US made machine guns, .5 inch and .3 inch (I think)
The sprue image doesn't show any other type of machine either

/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10524748/20/1
this picture

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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hmmmm ....
Seems to be some kind of special edition. They include black plastic cans made by Raupen Model to make some kind of special edition.

The straight Dragon one:
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10479851

The special edition with extra cans:
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10524748/20/1

The instruction sheets and parts layout is the same in both versions so I would guess that the DsHK has been added by the "modeller" who assembled the kit. Indifferent paint work, paint from the seat in the rear compartment smeared outside of the seat, black from the rubber on the front tires has gotten onto the rims. If someone paid to get this kit built like this I would say that they should request their money back.
If I had built this I would have made sure that there wasn't any photographic evidence left in existence anywhere ....
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