Panther G/GPM and conversion sets

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by PITERPANZER, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. PITERPANZER

    PITERPANZER Member

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    Welcome!
    I would like to show You rebuilt of my old GPM Panther G (yellow series).This model stayed on the side and covered dust.I used and changed some parts as a commander cupola ,driver`s and radio operator hatches from another paper model.On this model I tested new zimmerit by putty,and after new scheme painted air brush.
    After long time,last week i has gone far.I use resin parts as a drive sprockets ,tracks and fun covers.I plane to use PE parts from Aber too.
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    Panther after painting radically changed.
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    To be continue.
  2. Clashster

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    Very cool! Nice texture!

    Chris
  3. kooklik

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    Very realistic modification.
  4. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Very nice job on that zimmerit, Piter!:wink:
    With that fantastic paint job on top of the zimmerit, it makes this tank look like the real thing!
    One cool, modeling job!8)

    Russell
  5. Zathros

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    Great model, the tracks are excellent!
  6. PITERPANZER

    PITERPANZER Member

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    Thanks for Your hot words.Nice to hear that You like that.
    Another my 1-25 scale models,also this plastic tanks and cars from wwII ,what are not at subject of this forum You can follow at 1-25 scale armor forum.Link is below.Welcome to visit and to presentation Your models!
    Reagards Piter
  7. PITERPANZER

    PITERPANZER Member

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    I suspect You can have server space problem ,then will continue here,but must remember about english text too.
  8. PITERPANZER

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    I decide to continue here too.

    I don`t have vein for this model,but well.
    Some a little late pics.The road wheels i can correct just little,and glue so many bolts is boring.
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    PE grills from Aber I glued to resin fans.By the way I measure up this PE kit to Panther G from Halinski and it fit in.

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    I eliminate front periscopes from GPM ,and scratch another.To prepaired earlier wholes I plane to glue resin or metal from Aber PE kit.

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    All what |You see on pics above is now after first painting.Next step is soldering the chains to reserve tracks stelage.
    And now the question,for what I do this face lifting?This panther was so beautiful and could stay longer.
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  9. Amazyah

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    Very beautiful work, Piter!:cool:
    I love all the little details and especially that zimmerit texture! It's awesome!

    Thanks for sharing your build with us! It is such a treat to watch you work!:thumb:

    Russell
  10. PITERPANZER

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    During my "war" with Panther I `ve found the way to correct inner road wheels line.
    New parts come from AH Panter,but for easier reseat I cut out center.

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    New center is covered by paper meniscus lid,done by this useful tool
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    Prepainting
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    Today I tested new screws from Draf Model,and I find the way to run away negative effect visible on pics (You see paper duality and flocks).Positive effect gives for me dripped by Cjano-acril (CA)glue =Superglue.The diffence You can see on some wheels.By the way i finish commander cupola.Now he can hold on.
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    I painted Fans covers too.(I was within an inch of cut out engine deck,for correct them ,but
    I promise myself never do this.)
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  11. PITERPANZER

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    Somebody visits my relation?
    The left site is ready.All screws and meniscus lids glued exception inner road wheels line,because I decide to cover all by mud .

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    All painted by H93 and H116,next weathered by dry brush H53 and H33 solution.
    My next toy is spray- mud .I put them on road wheels and chassi.Mud overflow eliminated by brush.
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    To the end ,sorry ,it was stronger then me.I put track and add figures.

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  12. RTomedi

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    Outstanding work Piter!!!
    The details and coloring job is very realistic.
    Congratulations on your work.
    Hugs.
  13. PITERPANZER

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    Thanks Ricardo for Your attention and words,especiallythat You pay compliments.


    Before my vacation I had done side fenders supports based on PE Aber kit ,but later it proves that all fenders have wrong diameter.
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    It was sure that .....I removed oryginal fenders and used fenders based on Aber PE kit too.

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    I decide ,to correct the diameter difference on the last section.This way it `ll be possible to use skirts /Schurtzen/ like in Aber PE kit .This way all is compatibile.
    On the pic below plastic Panther G from Academy with Aber`s fenders and skirts.
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    New fenders on the tank
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    I drill wholes in fenders ,they will usefull to middle the fenders supports .
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    Fenders supports at 2D and 3D.Small holes made by cave-tool,and drip CA glue.Now just correct hole by bit(borer) and I can fix all together.
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    I decide to make a biger face lifting.
    At this panther G is wrong engine deck,looks like A version.
    The first pics after engine deck operating.
    Excision "sick tissue" doesn`t destroy zimmerit :D

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    I adopt from AH` Panther engine deck,added small modyfication,rely reduction airintakes .This way Aber`s grills will on one level with engine deck.

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    All fit in ,no glue yet.
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  16. PITERPANZER

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    Hello!
    I`ve done next unplane step.I cut out armor plate over all engine compartment.Probably in future I `ll add resin engine there.
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    What a pity ,that fans and air intakes will not visible at details when i put PE grills.
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    I have to do all hinges :( and after glue all PE elements for tools and reserve tracks.
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    Is anybody visite my relation ???
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    I can't believe I haven't replied to this thread yet. This is a great build - tremendous attention to detail. Thanks for sharing!
  18. PITERPANZER

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    Thanks for Your hot words. I hope to finnish soon my panther and continue another plastic and papercard 1-25 projects.Send reagards Piter
  19. PITERPANZER

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    Hello again !
    The next paper details added-hinges and hatches

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    Rear
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    By the way some chassi details added
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    and figure
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    On sunday I`ve started to fix tracks and PE kit.

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    Welcome to comments.