the 'other' 1/35 M26 dragon wagon?

the 'other' 1/35 M26 dragon wagon?

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:08 pm

January 11th, 2012, 2:29 pm #1

I had never heard of this one before....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peerless-M-26-T ... 4309418467

M26 Dragon Wagon in 1/35 made by Peerless?

Is this the one Shep Paine used in his 'Road to Damascus' dio?

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Joined: January 21st, 2003, 7:03 pm

January 11th, 2012, 2:31 pm #2

my advice would be to run screaming in the other direction. Horrid kit.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

January 11th, 2012, 2:32 pm #3

I had never heard of this one before....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peerless-M-26-T ... 4309418467

M26 Dragon Wagon in 1/35 made by Peerless?

Is this the one Shep Paine used in his 'Road to Damascus' dio?
Peerless just reboxed this old Japanese kit in the 1970s. its motorized and NOT very good. The proportions and detailing on everything are way off. I acquired a partly built one and made some cosmetic improvements to the cab. The trailer, OOTB, is pretty much worthless. On the real truck the winches are located behind the cab. On the kit, there are no winches on the cab at all, but on the front part of the trailer are some 1/72 scale (?!?!?!) seats and a little pully looking thing. Totally bogus and totally useless.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:08 pm

January 11th, 2012, 3:05 pm #4

....but was just curious.

I had never seen this one before and I've been modeling a long time.

I guess Shep really had his hands full when he used it for his dio. Of course the mods and changes he made seem scantily detailed anywhere. (much like a lot of his efforts lacks adequate "memorialization" during the build process....either deliberate or owing to the extra effort required to do so in the time period he was most actively modeling in ie. 70's & 80's since digital media wasn't even around for the mass user)

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George Dupes
George Dupes

January 12th, 2012, 11:51 pm #5

Hope whoever bought it can do the modifications to it that have been mentioned here. I wish him luck.
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Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

January 13th, 2012, 1:48 am #6

I wish whoever he is well. Of course there are those who collect vintage kits without the intention to build.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

January 13th, 2012, 6:02 pm #7

I traded about $100 in kits for a glue bomb built up 20 years ago. Its still a collector's item. The Japanese boxings (with the trailer and I think a pontoon bridge) can bring $200-$300 or more
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