Dragon LRDG Patrol Car w/Lewis Gun
- 1/72 Dragon LRDG Patrol Car w/Lewis Gun – finished
- Dragon LRDG Patrol Car w/Lewis Gun – construction done
- Dragon – 7439 – Long Range Desert Group Patrol Car w/Lewis Gun
Well, what’s inside this box doesn’t provide the quality you would normally expect from a Dragon kit… at least from their golden era. Though there are good parts, the general impression is the kit was done in a hurry.
The biggest disappointment are the wheels; they are one piece, not like the CAD drawings on the box showing separate tires and wheel rims. All four road wheels look the same, but in reality the bolt circles of the back wheels is noticeably larger. The tire tread is not very deep and a there is an ugly moulding seam, whose removal will further damage the surface. And there is more bad news: all wheels were moulded with a hollow back!
So I’ve searched for a good PE set and Hauler came to my rescue. Besides metal parts, you get two beautiful Lee Enfields, a crate, some cans, a shovel – all in resin.
With the Dragon wheels.
In conclusion, this is rather a mediocre kit compared with Dragon’s own high standard visible in their previous releases. At least an upgrade set for the wheels is a welcome addition.
Model available in our searcher, here.