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Panther Ausf.G Late, Hungary 1945

Posted by Quepwik on 06 Sep 2018, 07:35

Hi all.

Sorry, it's been a while since I had not posted here.

I present you my new project inspired by the extraordinary work of Roger Hurkmans, one of the best modelers in the world, in my opinion, and also helped by the Canfora's book about Panthers.

So, this is a Panther Ausf.G Late in the last fights in Hungary, around Balaton lake.

The Panther is a Dragon Model (Originaly with steel wheels but in this case, i will put "normal" wheels). Gun is from RB Models, Photo-etched parts are from Voyager and a lot of personnal scratchbuilt like turret rear hatch.

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Thanks for reading me, comments are welcome.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 06 Sep 2018, 08:12

Oh, goody, here we go again. I will follow this build with great interest.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Sep 2018, 09:35

I will follow along too. It really looks great with the add-ons. BB
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Posted by Wiking on 06 Sep 2018, 16:13

I like your super detailing very much.
And as a special addition you open the rear door !

Do you plan to do some damages on the front fenders and the store boxes at the end ?

There is a lot of work in it.
And so more to do.

:yeah:
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Posted by Quepwik on 07 Sep 2018, 07:37

Thank you for your feedback.

I started to dent one of the store box at left and the front fenders will also suffer damage. But I wait a little while everything is well glued because for the moment, it is very fragile.
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Posted by Kekso on 08 Sep 2018, 19:25

It seems you have very steady hand and sharp eye (or good magnifier :D )
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Posted by Quepwik on 10 Sep 2018, 09:13

Good eyes, for the moment !

Thanks all for your comments
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 10 Sep 2018, 11:34

Good job overall. One suggestion, replace that commander's cupola, as the Dragon piece is awful. OKB makes a really nice set of them, that will really make a difference.

http://shop.okbgrigorov.com/product/614 ... f-a-g.html

I also like how you roughened up the rolled steel on the side.

My only other suggestion is that the brass wire used on the grab handles maybe slightly out of scale. Not sure from the photos.
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Posted by Quepwik on 19 Sep 2018, 17:51

Little up with some photo-etched parts added and OKB Grigorov tracks put on my Panther.

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Posted by Peter on 19 Sep 2018, 20:55

WOW! Can't wait to see this one painted! :shock: :thumbup:
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Posted by Wiking on 20 Sep 2018, 00:49

Look like a great new build from you.
Good luck this time for painting.
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Posted by huib on 25 Sep 2018, 21:09

Very beautiful detailing, Quepwik!
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Posted by Quepwik on 01 Oct 2018, 07:52

My Panther is now ready tio paint.

The opening of the hatches was not easy, I hope that the final result will suit you.

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More here : http://scale72world.blogspot.com/2018/09/panther-ausfg-late-part-03.html
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Posted by huib on 01 Oct 2018, 15:48

Wow! Fantastic!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 02 Oct 2018, 06:11

Fantastic work in bringing this vehicle to such a specification.

I am looking forward to the finished article.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Quepwik on 08 Oct 2018, 13:27

Many thanks all

No great progress at the moment but the primer (Mr. Surfacer) has been realized.

After several tries, the figure is ready to take place at the rear of the turret.

Finally, start work on the sidecar.

Sorry for the pictures, I will try the same ones with more lighting.

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Posted by Wiking on 08 Oct 2018, 16:28

I am eagerly waiting for the other 49 shades of grey.
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Posted by Quepwik on 17 Oct 2018, 13:07

While waiting to attack the painting of the Panther, I got on the motorbike!

A bit of detailing to try to make it even more beautiful but it is almost enough to itself as a secondary vehicle of a diorama. I still have the side to detail.

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Yes, it's braille scale !

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 Oct 2018, 15:53

Wow, thats what people are refering to when they talk about "detailing a kit"?! :shock:

Excellent work on the Panther and an incredible amount of detail you added to this Zündapp Gespann from Preiser! :yeah:

Will follow this WIP with great pleasure.

Happy Modeling!
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Posted by Carlos on 17 Oct 2018, 22:25

Awesome!!!
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