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Hi all,

Here's my latest finish, for the French Fancy GB II here on the forum. The short build thread is here but to recap:

 

Kit: DreamModel 1/72 AS-565 Panther 

Number: DM720008

Build: OOB  

Paints: Tamiya and Mr Hobby Acrylics. Klear, Homemade wash (a bit chalky)

Decals: From kit

Extras: P/E and resin bits from kit

 

The build was fairly straightforward but the clear parts needed a good bit of test-fitting and fuselage trimming to make them fit.

While there's lovely P/E and resin bits supplied with the kit, they don't include the collectives for the cockpit or the port side searchlight. There's also nothing in the back of the cabin which is a pity and the rotorhead is a bit simplified. The kit-supplied decals were super thin (which helped with putting them on) but had a mad desire to curl up if left too long.

 

But happy how it turned out, it's a cool scheme and looks good from across the room!

 

51645384259_c446ec8bc6_b.jpgDream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

51644949683_bc3c13f0ea_b.jpgDream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

51644728166_fc8e186287_b.jpgDream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

51644728551_496a7c4518_b.jpgDream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

51643903287_b9ccfff943_b.jpgDream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (13) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

51645581345_f04a646a05_b.jpgDream_Model_1_72_AS_565_Panther_Marine_1 (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking and happy modelling.

Take care

Dermot

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Very nicely turned out Dauphin.:like: The panther markings look a bit graffitti like to me but the effect is very striking. I was thinking of getting one of these to do in Chinese markings to go with my Z8, so thanks for the heads up regarding the transparencies.

Pete

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On 11/2/2021 at 8:36 AM, Pete in a shed said:

Very nicely turned out Dauphin.:like: The panther markings look a bit graffitti like to me but the effect is very striking. I was thinking of getting one of these to do in Chinese markings to go with my Z8, so thanks for the heads up regarding the transparencies.

Pete

 

Cheers Pete.

If it helps, I had to trim back this part on both sides to make the door clear part (and main door part) fit better.

 

51652198993_fe12dc9ce5_b.jpgDreamModel AS_565_Panther_window_bodge by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

All the best,
Dermot

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