Panther ausf.G july 1944 "MAN" production

Joined: January 18th, 2016, 9:23 pm

May 24th, 2017, 9:38 am #1


this is result of my " factory new july 1944 production panther from MAN " project.
i referenced mainly new panther book, PT5-3, germany's panther tank and ETC

i intended make very fresh tank that is just out of factory.
so fully equipped OVM and side skirts,chains, external stencils, and ball mount MG cap, pilze caps are all on there
on the other hand, no weathering technique,no any damage, no any dirts, no "artistic" painting technique





instead of "artistic" painting, this time i tried to reproduce more realistic dunkelgelb

left one is chroy's book, right one is my imitation

even i didn't cared about "scale effect". but i think it is not so dark.





some parts recieved additional zimmerit for reproducing july.1944 MAN panther



some detail work here and there.


any comment& advice will be welcomed























































Last edited by james-dean on May 24th, 2017, 11:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: May 2nd, 2011, 11:39 pm

Pretty thang just wants to get dirty...

May 24th, 2017, 10:38 am #2

Hi! james,

She is beautiful. A gem for a 'factory' build. But I like 'em used.
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm

looks great!

May 24th, 2017, 12:20 pm #3


this is result of my " factory new july 1944 production panther from MAN " project.
i referenced mainly new panther book, PT5-3, germany's panther tank and ETC

i intended make very fresh tank that is just out of factory.
so fully equipped OVM and side skirts,chains, external stencils, and ball mount MG cap, pilze caps are all on there
on the other hand, no weathering technique,no any damage, no any dirts, no "artistic" painting technique





instead of "artistic" painting, this time i tried to reproduce more realistic dunkelgelb

left one is chroy's book, right one is my imitation

even i didn't cared about "scale effect". but i think it is not so dark.





some parts recieved additional zimmerit for reproducing july.1944 MAN panther



some detail work here and there.


any comment& advice will be welcomed






















































Will you be putting it in a factory diorama - with inspectors in white coats holding clipboards looking it over before shipping out?
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Joined: January 18th, 2016, 9:23 pm

thank you :)

May 24th, 2017, 12:34 pm #4

Hi! james,

She is beautiful. A gem for a 'factory' build. But I like 'em used.
but...to make this model with used one, it should be "after deployed" model.
then i think i should add some camo and turret numbers.
but as i know there is no picture of this tank
and as i know, even it is unknown what division used "120796".........
so it is..... not easy...... ......

anyway thank you for your comments.
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Joined: January 18th, 2016, 9:23 pm

that is very good idea:)

May 24th, 2017, 12:37 pm #5

Will you be putting it in a factory diorama - with inspectors in white coats holding clipboards looking it over before shipping out?
actually i also always imagined that scene while i am building this model.

but i didn't thought to make that as diorama. lol...

thank you for your comment and interesting idea.


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Joined: January 22nd, 2010, 3:17 am

So clean

May 24th, 2017, 3:15 pm #6


this is result of my " factory new july 1944 production panther from MAN " project.
i referenced mainly new panther book, PT5-3, germany's panther tank and ETC

i intended make very fresh tank that is just out of factory.
so fully equipped OVM and side skirts,chains, external stencils, and ball mount MG cap, pilze caps are all on there
on the other hand, no weathering technique,no any damage, no any dirts, no "artistic" painting technique





instead of "artistic" painting, this time i tried to reproduce more realistic dunkelgelb

left one is chroy's book, right one is my imitation

even i didn't cared about "scale effect". but i think it is not so dark.





some parts recieved additional zimmerit for reproducing july.1944 MAN panther



some detail work here and there.


any comment& advice will be welcomed






















































This is so nitpicky I can't believe I'm saying it but this is such a nice build it sticks out. On the tow cable ends that are on the engine deck you can see mold seams..Also the cables seem a little too shiny even for factory fresh. I'm sorry it is very nitpicky...
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Joined: January 18th, 2016, 9:23 pm

thank you for advice

May 24th, 2017, 3:42 pm #7

you dont need to feel sorry !
i am really thank you for your helpful advice.

after read your comment, i looked at books and pictures again.

and..now i accept your coment.

yes.....now i think i should have painted tow cables like that spare tracks..... l0l..

and..about that towcable head, that is not mold seam... that is brush trace...

i think some modifications will be needed .


but anyway, with your comment, i can make more good model later

so i really thank you.

always welcome to any advice.


Last edited by james-dean on May 24th, 2017, 3:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: October 24th, 2013, 10:00 am

Cool!

May 24th, 2017, 4:41 pm #8

I love the print Job! Imho you could do a bit of light rusting on the exhaust and a bit of various grease spots on the wheels but not much more!

Whats the round thingie on the right side?
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Joined: May 2nd, 2011, 11:39 pm

Round thingie

May 25th, 2017, 12:11 am #9

Hi! Timo

Do you mean the shiny doover beside the box-like thing? If so, that is the track cable to allow crews to use engine power after (whatever) track maintenance, to lift the track across the tops of the roadwheels. Manipulating any collection of track links is heavy work.

Oh, and the box-like thing is a solid lump of timber. It's used as a (stable) base for the vehicle jack. Blast! You probably already knew that. Oops, sorry.
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May 25th, 2017, 3:15 am #10


this is result of my " factory new july 1944 production panther from MAN " project.
i referenced mainly new panther book, PT5-3, germany's panther tank and ETC

i intended make very fresh tank that is just out of factory.
so fully equipped OVM and side skirts,chains, external stencils, and ball mount MG cap, pilze caps are all on there
on the other hand, no weathering technique,no any damage, no any dirts, no "artistic" painting technique





instead of "artistic" painting, this time i tried to reproduce more realistic dunkelgelb

left one is chroy's book, right one is my imitation

even i didn't cared about "scale effect". but i think it is not so dark.





some parts recieved additional zimmerit for reproducing july.1944 MAN panther



some detail work here and there.


any comment& advice will be welcomed






















































Hi James,

This is a very nice build with lots of finesse and a refreshing approach to finishing. I like the new production idea very much and have only some small suggestions.

When I look at good photos of newly-produced panzers, I tend to see more unevenness in the finish, especially on parts like the Schurzen panels, which sometimes appear with slightly different tones --and often with evidence of the hasty Dunkelgelb spray pattern over the primer. In the process of finishing, it seems there was always some staining, spattering and scratching of the surfaces. The flat paint tended to register all sorts of marks from handling, with dirty fingerprints other blemishes showing up here and there, most visible on the Elfenbein interior paint but there on the outside too.

The other small issue is the exhaust pipe openings, which would benefit from drilling to make the walls look thinner.

Very nice to see the Kugelbelende plug and "Pilzen" covers, real rarities. Nicely done.

Manus
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