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spitfire1677

Italeri 1/35 Panther Ausf G (6493)

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Hi all,
I started an Italeri 1/35 Panther Ausf G yesterday...I have a plan for it, it wont be OOB.
so here are the opening shots:
Box art:
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Sprues:
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There are 5 of these:
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There are 2 of these:
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PE:
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Decals:
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Now for the cool part, I bought this on eBay a few years ago, Resin Flakpanther Coelian 5.5cm turret (manufacturer unknown):
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It came with these RB Models metal barrels:
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They are clearly an improvement over the resin parts:
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If you have never heard of a Coelian, have a look here.

Started of the build:

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Turret fitted, needed to open the turret ring to get it to fit:
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Got most of the build done today, less the wheels and tracks:
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I couldn't wait and splashed some primer on the Coelian. I used A.MIG-921 Red Primer Light Base, if its good enough for the Germans its good enough for me, the guns are painted A.MIG-908 Grey Base:
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I am not sure about the scheme for this one...either all over dunkelgelb or dunkelgelb hull with a primer red turret.
Thanks for looking :thumbsup:

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TBH you could paint it sky-blue-pink and nobody could argue, but I'd agree, your choices sound more plausible. :winkgrin:

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Interesting looking project. :popcorn:

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Interesting combination, guns are coool!!!.By other side it's a paperpanzer, but this, i think, you can paint it of color what you want (please Pink, better no...lol), :popcorn:

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Hi all,
Don't worry Francis it wont be pink :) Lots of progress today :thumbsup:
Fruilmodel tracks assembled:
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A wee bath in MIG Track Burnishing Fluid:
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And I have decided on a scheme, the hull received some A.MIG-011 Dunkelgelb aus '44 DG I (RAL 7028):
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Thanks for popping in :bye:

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Hi all,
My plan for this Panther is a rather beaten up hull and a new turret, so I have started to chip the paint work, I am using AK worn effects fluid for the first time:
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Just got the top of the hull and the running gear left to do :)
Thanks for looking :thumbsup:

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spitfire1677, on 07 Jan 2016 - 8:57 PM, said:
Hi all,

My plan for this Panther is a rather beaten up hull and a new turret, so I have started to chip the paint work, I am using AK worn effects fluid for the first time:

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Just got the top of the hull and the running gear left to do :)
Thanks for looking :thumbsup:

looks good for the first time you use it, I also used it on my Chaffee, but did not finish liking the result, I think that abused me with the chipping.

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Cheers Francis :)
Hi all,
Disaster!!!!!! I gave the hull a matt varnish to act as an isolator between the acrylic paint and enamel filter:
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Well I have tried to fix it, dark red sprayed:
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Worn Effects Fluid added, and once dry the Dunkelgelb was sprayed:
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Then the chipping started:
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I am not entirely happy with it but have a couple of ideas, they are:
1. Mud!!!! Give it some hard core weathering...not my first choice
2. Cover the area with an air recognition panel...leaning towards this one
3. Add a camouflage colour to the hull...not crazy about this idea
Any hoo, rusted up the engine grills too:
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More soon, thanks for sticking with me :thumbsup:

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Looks good to me.

How about a bit of battle damage to cover the glacis plate

Roger

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I rather like the look of the worn area on the glacis.....I'd leave it and carry on with the weathering process, I suspect it will blend in nicely in the end. :coolio:

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Nice.

There's at least two more of these in this forum dating from 2011 if you're interested.

Edited by Badder

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Thanks guys :D Cheers for the heads up Badder, will have a shuftie after I have finished posting this update B)

Hi all,
Couldn't resist a trial fit of the running gear and tracks:
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Track sag...its not a dirty word!!! I need to add another link to get the required sag:
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I am going to repaint the wheels I think, well that's enough for today, thanks for looking in.

Edited by spitfire1677

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Big fan of the Panther, and this one is no exception! Very nice work indeed, and good save on the front hull!!

Edited by Dazza68

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Cheers Dazza

Hi all,

I wasn't particularly taken with the wheels, so I repainted them hull red, then some worn effects fluid and finally Dunkelgelb:

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More soon, thanks for looking

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Nice progress for now, love the "Friuls",, (logical...lol), glacis fix look good for me. I'm watching it, cheers Chris :winkgrin:

Edited by FrancisGL

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A very nice build and a great paint scheme, the weathering looks good and the wheels are excellent, more of the same.

Chris

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