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Soeren

Panther Gs early any else

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Well thanks Simon. And I finally start to see what you like about PE upgrades. It just increases the joy of building the kit.

Still more getting used to, when I thought some 1/16th scale PE was tiny, think again.

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Another interesting observation. See the parts on the E Sprue top right?

When I realized what this was I ordered that kit from China right away.

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So it wont be before spring that I can now afford to get the remaining pieces for the 1/16th scale Panther :(

 

 

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Hi Soeren.....you don't have to tell me about PE......I think I need to build a chin rest for my magnifier as I seem to spend most of the time at the bench looking through it........:hypnotised:

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As regards the new parts on the Dragon Panther E sprues. I will lift ther curtain. It is this, device up and in front. Actually ordered that kit for 60$ from China, will see when it arrives. As I had planned to add AA armour to one of my tanks and get a set of idler wheels for the odd Jagdpanther, you can as well discout 15$ from this kit price.

 

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Hey there, carried on a bit on the Meng kit. Nice, but I like the Dragon ones more. OOtB the Meng kit has a lot of detail and some neat basic PE. Although, I found some difficulties, the building of the hull out of panels needed some putty in the front and side plate interlocking joints.

 

The suspension ars for the road wheels are of the 3 kinds and they include bolts and nuts on the tops, but those have oval shapes and the whole unit shape is much less refined compared to the dragon parts. After reading a review on a German forum I also realized the mistake in the arrangement of the arms on the right side. This is due to the hull coming from the A version.

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Another mistake is with the side fenders, the manual doesnt give the proper numering of parts and the first and the last section need to swap sides left to right. Although the bolt pattern on the fenders matches the dragon kit and Panzer tracts, it doesnt sit properly above the side skirt hangers. Although the latter look great and attachment into slots is really convenient and secure.

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Another thing I found with this kit is more pronounced seamlines with the need for cleanup.

Some further notes. You get a nice gun, again, all halfes will need quite more than average cleanup, and most will be hidden anyway.

 

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The 4th paint option show a tnk with the armour cover for the compartment ventilator in the front, and option the kit doesnt include.

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Still a nice kit and for the price maybe the best value for the money when looking for a G1.

 

 

 

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Hey there Panther nerds.

 

The holiday season already works its magic? Less intensitiy on here.

 

A short update on the Meng Jaagdpanther. It is a nice kit, some minor issues, I didnt get the back end absoulutely straight. To be seen on close observation. Doesnt matter too much. The mold lines are a bit annoying. Still it will be a nice model.

 

Here is the base coat. I did this to try a bit before doing a bare steel with sand colored camo on the PantherF, as this is my interpretation of the paintjob on the box art.

 

This is a 40:40.20 mix of modelair hullred, mahagony and nato black. The paint was thinned with 30% thinners and took a few layers and doesnt even cover all of it. I will go in with some more reddish browns before finally starting the dark yellow paint for color callout 4.

 

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This weekend I was in the mood to care about the road wheels of the 1/16th scale Panther and gave em pin washes and some oil paint treatment.

 

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Looking good so far. I like the hue of your color so far. Waiting for the interesting cam scheme. 

/Stef

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Interesting start of painting. 

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