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Factory fresh Panther Ausf D Tamiya 1/35
LeeSpender
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
Hi everyone
I wanted to do something a bit different with this kit so i am going to make it as though it has just left the factory floor has had its test drive and checks ect the hardest part will be to make it visually interesting but keep it almost clean.
I also have extras for it and that is the Eduard PE handles and holders , Panzer art Resin Copula , And the Tamiya extras ( Seperate track links , Metal Barrel & Grill set.



Back soon with more pics Cheers Lee
ChurchSTSV
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 03:52 AM UTC
Looks like a fun project! Can't wait to see the results.
LeeSpender
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 01:45 AM UTC

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Looks like a fun project! Can't wait to see the results.


It will be a fun build
LeeSpender
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Ok i decided to spend time adding all the missing weld seams using thin strips of evergreen styrene cut to the right size of a weld seam then glued to the model and softened up with Tamiya extra thin then pressing into the styrene strips to make a weld.











Thanks Lee
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
Very interesting project, people often forget that the Panther at Kurst were sent directly from the factory so they had no time to rust or fade the paint.

As you say, the hard part is to make it new but real. Good luck!
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:57 PM UTC
Nice and clean welding
LeeSpender
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 08:07 PM UTC

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Very interesting project, people often forget that the Panther at Kurst were sent directly from the factory so they had no time to rust or fade the paint.

As you say, the hard part is to make it new but real. Good luck!


Cheers yes they were all new and i will need luck

Lee
LeeSpender
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC

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Nice and clean welding



Thanks
LeeSpender
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 08:19 PM UTC
Finally got the lower hull construction and details added and primed with Mig's One shot primer it's my first time trying the primer and i love it no smell and self leveling and has dried nice and hard.













Thanks Lee
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:21 AM UTC
Nice start to it.

Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:44 AM UTC
Looking good. I like your welds. They look more substantial than melted sprue welds.

Good tip!

Gaz
LeeSpender
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC

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Nice start to it.

Cheers



Thanks mate
Cheers
LeeSpender
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:56 AM UTC

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Looking good. I like your welds. They look more substantial than melted sprue welds.

Good tip!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz I seen a Japanese Modeler do it on youtube and sure enough it works great.
LeeSpender
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC
After a few hours of work the tracks are built
After that the metal barrel and gun breach was built and painted with Mig's Cremeweiss i also made a muzzle brake cover using Tamiya epoxy putty and finally fitted the resin Copula.











Back soon Cheers
Lee
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:44 AM UTC
Looks really nice Lee, I really like the weld beads.
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:08 AM UTC
Lee.

That resin copula really looks nice.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC
Looks Great, I like the Welds and the primer. Waiting to see more as I've got this kit in the stash and hope to do a Kursk Dio soon.

mil
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Looks great so far.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
LeeSpender
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 02:13 AM UTC

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Looks really nice Lee, I really like the weld beads.



Thanks
LeeSpender
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Lee.

That resin copula really looks nice.

Mark



Its a lot more realistic than the empty shell that the kit part was
Cheers
LeeSpender
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Looks Great, I like the Welds and the primer. Waiting to see more as I've got this kit in the stash and hope to do a Kursk Dio soon.

mil



Thanks and good luck with yours
LeeSpender
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Looks great so far.



Cheers
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