Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:46 AM UTC
Like the 600-pound Gorilla, it was bound to come... Here's MiniArt Ltd.'s latest Work-In-Progress...
Following the evacuation of the B.E.F. and the initial German victories in North Africa, the Axis Forces captured a large amount of materiel. Amongst it, was the British 'Dingo' Scout Car.

35074 - DINGO Mk.II SCOUT CAR with CREW (Pz.Kmpf. Mk.I 202(e))

Sensibly, the company is maximising the use of the moulds for the (early) Dingo Mk. 1 by producing a commonly seen 'BeutePanzer' - the Dingo in German service.

Differences should be minimal from the original but inevitable the company will have done their homework and included items such as the German fuel racks etc.

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As Beutepanzer fan, this might be a must to buy but on the other hand, Im wondering what is the main difference between this and previous releases I mean you could just add german markings and camo to these two existing models, right?? Or are my eyes doing tricks on me? Does that front look different compared to original british version?
MAY 27, 2009 - 08:24 AM
I suspected that something like this might pop up !! Here's a few photos of SS Heavy-Panzer Battalion 102 tooling around in a captured Dingo in France, August 1944. Beutepanzer Dingo Looks to be a nice option for anyone interested in the Dingo. Now if only someone would do the Dingo's bigger, younger brother, the Lynx........ Cheers for the report Jim jjumbo
MAY 27, 2009 - 08:55 AM
In the images they show the box top perspective view without any front box arrangement and on the "Beute" side elevation, but on all the remaining images it reappears again. I'd say it was just a slip up on the art departments part. What is in the kit remains to be seen, the option to have it with or without no doubt. It's funny how that triangular box does change the look of it. Alan
MAY 27, 2009 - 09:54 AM
MiniArt, by comparison with OTHER Armor manufacturers, is a pretty small fish in a large pond. Therefore, with ANY vehicle release, they have to maximise their sales. Therefore, as in the case of the T-80, their difficulty in finding a suitable Soviet Artillery tractor, they have a policy of doing armor which can also appear as BeutePanzers. The reality is, that German DOES sell better than Allied, despite the growth of Allied subjects in the last year or two, it's still number 1 in the market. So yes, it's a sensible marketing option - and no, it isn't just adding a decal sheet, there are fittings which are unique to the vehicle in German service... There's also a healthy sign with THIS report, according to the Page-Views, it's generating MORE interest than DML's Bergepanzer IV - which was posted 3 hours before... People LOVE a different approach and have the sense to dislike 'spoilers'...
MAY 27, 2009 - 08:38 PM
Ahhh! The 'Beute' Dingo of the s.SS.Pz.-Abt.102 eh? Very nice... Though I notice that there is no 88mmKwK 36 L/56 included then! Well that's ruined next Aprils leg pulling then! Nice kit, nice figures. Saves you buying the allied version! Phil.
MAY 27, 2009 - 10:42 PM
Our reactions seem to be focusing exclusively on the set of German markings, as shown on the box top painting (though there are also two British vehicles depicted on the decal sheet). However, at least according to the box, this release is NOT the same as the two preceding kits, since the desert campaign version is touted as a Mk. Ib, and the European campaign version was a Mk. III. This one purports to be an intermediate version, a Mk. II, so perhaps our British colleagues can enlighten us as to the salient differences, as my references are limited to a reprint edition of the old Armour in Profile booklet. Should we assume that there are any different parts in the box, or was the name change purely cosmetic?
MAY 30, 2009 - 01:17 AM
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