My First Attempt at Armour, The Panther Panzer KampfwagenV Ausf A....

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  1. lesofprimus

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    My son Ryan was kind enough to get me this model for Xmas... Ive never done a Tank before, even in my youth....

    Anyone do this kit yet??? It is a Tamiya 1:35 Series 65....

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    1/35th Holy crap! That'll keep you busy Les.
     
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    my gosh Dan I think my folks gave me that as a kid before I had to leave the states for other duties as a Christmas present...........maybe you got the same kit as the one I got ? half seriously I never did build it let alone take it apart from the plastic sprues .............. uh oh the Sphere is starting to shift.....hang on !
     
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    That will be an interesting build for you, Dan..... good luck and keep us
    informed. I've never done anything but airplanes.....

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    I tried a tank one but it didn't come out well. But good luck les and can't wait for the first pics!
     
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    Nice! looking forward to this one...
     
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    Good shots TT.

    Look foward to your Progress!


    I got 2 1/35 Tiger Is to start one with complete interior :shock: Im in for a big build.
     
  9. lesofprimus

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    Excellent info guys.... Gonna need some help on this thing, especially with the detailing...
     
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    I've built that one, so I can tell you the fit was very good, and I really have no complaints about the kit. You'll enjoy it, something different.
     
  11. lesofprimus

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    Thx for the info.... Any help on camo/weathing? Im thinkin maybe do a winter version..
     
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    Well well well, I can help you there! Let me just re-upload the pic so it's not massive.

    Here it is! If you'd like, I can take it off the diorama and take more pics of it, but I basically sprayed it all white, but a little high up, so you can see some of the dunkelgelb through it.

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  13. lesofprimus

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    Man, looks great, would love to see separate close up shots of the Panther...
     
  14. Erich

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    hey bro are u going to try your hand at the Zimmerit paste ?
     
  15. lesofprimus

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    I doubt it.... Dont want to get too crazy with my first outing...
     
  16. Erich

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    another thought bud is too do a Normandie theme or Ardenne theme with the Panther covered in trees and brush ?

    would be cool looking

    E ~
     
  17. Catch22

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    I'll take some today for you then!
     
  18. lesofprimus

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    Hmmm, nice idea Erich... Any pics to support the build???

    Thx Catch...
     
  19. Erich

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    this is not exactly what I am looking for but ........
     

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    I agree with you Erich. I always look in my books (still in Sweden) for ideas to builds and dioramas (in the future), and the camouflaged tanks looks way more interesting than those without. Looking forward to your build Les!

    This would look awesome in model...
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