Small Dio "Which Way" with Dragon's early Panther G

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October 19th, 2011, 8:20 pm #2

composition is great,the figures are well placed and tell the story and the execution is great. Love to see more of your work on ML. Dick Moye
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October 19th, 2011, 8:59 pm #4

Hello Gentleman!
Here is a small dio that i have finished a few months ago, with Dragons early Panther G and figures from Preiser!
The story: Normandy 1944, with the panther crew trying to figure out their "way", after a "mixed" road sign from the French Resistance...

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...and as always comments are more than welcome!
Thank you very much gentleman for your kind words!
@David: The figure is slightly modified mostly at the position of the hands and the head. One of the reason that i really like P figures is that you can play around with different parts from the same kit.
Thanks again Panos.
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October 20th, 2011, 4:56 pm #5

Hello Gentleman!
Here is a small dio that i have finished a few months ago, with Dragons early Panther G and figures from Preiser!
The story: Normandy 1944, with the panther crew trying to figure out their "way", after a "mixed" road sign from the French Resistance...

<img border="0" src="//70.38.38.9/d/1/7f299ade-a1c8-4979-b033-20f3aa3c676e.JPG" height="600" width="800" alt="Which Way finished (1)">

<img border="0" src="//70.38.38.9/d/1/b4afac3c-8f3e-406d-87dc-1f0d68dfcd1a.JPG" height="600" width="800" alt="Which Way finished (4)">

<img border="0" src="//70.38.38.9/d/1/1658cb44-fd4c-4066-8ec6-1cc038610c55.JPG" height="600" width="800" alt="Which Way finished (5)">

<img border="0" src="//70.38.38.9/d/1/2e17cdbc-1fc7-4bc2-a30a-edee38ff3cca.JPG" height="600" width="800" alt="Which Way finished (12)">

<img border="0" src="//70.38.38.9/d/1/2c306b0f-c677-4312-94e6-d84653730091.JPG" height="600" width="800" alt="Which Way finished (13)">

<img border="0" src="//70.38.38.9/d/1/9cbd66b3-4cf1-4602-998c-f78df132b0de.JPG" height="600" width="800" alt="Which Way finished (14)">

...and as always comments are more than welcome!
Nice small diorama.

There are still somez doubt about the ownership of these leopard spot camo Panther in Normandie, 12 ss or Lssah. If it's lssah you could add some 3 digit small turret numbers on the side of the turret, near the gun ( on the side of the mantelet, in fact)

You have manged to obtain a good result for the spot, which is not easy, the net on the gun, also typical of those Panthers and well done.

What did you do for the driver vision system ? it's not visible on the pics.
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October 20th, 2011, 8:41 pm #6

Thanks a lot Philippe for your kind comments, i really appreciate it!

As far as the Panther's division, according to Dragon's instructions and some profiles that I found online they refer to 1.Pz.Div. "LAH" Normandy 1944.
Please correct me if I'm wrong since it's my 2nd armor project so far, but i believe the drivers vision port was removed in Panther Gs, in order to strengthen the frontal armour and it was replaced by a rotating periscope.

Thanks again Panos.
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October 21st, 2011, 3:32 am #7

Nice small diorama.

There are still somez doubt about the ownership of these leopard spot camo Panther in Normandie, 12 ss or Lssah. If it's lssah you could add some 3 digit small turret numbers on the side of the turret, near the gun ( on the side of the mantelet, in fact)

You have manged to obtain a good result for the spot, which is not easy, the net on the gun, also typical of those Panthers and well done.

What did you do for the driver vision system ? it's not visible on the pics.
Didn't a Panzer Brigade(post-Normandy) also do the spots on their panthers?
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October 21st, 2011, 7:43 am #8

Nice small diorama.

There are still somez doubt about the ownership of these leopard spot camo Panther in Normandie, 12 ss or Lssah. If it's lssah you could add some 3 digit small turret numbers on the side of the turret, near the gun ( on the side of the mantelet, in fact)

You have manged to obtain a good result for the spot, which is not easy, the net on the gun, also typical of those Panthers and well done.

What did you do for the driver vision system ? it's not visible on the pics.
Now i understand what Philippe was saying about the camo!!!
David i found the following link it might be helpful about this "spot" camo http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/th ... +Panther+G
Thanks a lot guys!
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October 21st, 2011, 9:26 am #9

Thanks a lot Philippe for your kind comments, i really appreciate it!

As far as the Panther's division, according to Dragon's instructions and some profiles that I found online they refer to 1.Pz.Div. "LAH" Normandy 1944.
Please correct me if I'm wrong since it's my 2nd armor project so far, but i believe the drivers vision port was removed in Panther Gs, in order to strengthen the frontal armour and it was replaced by a rotating periscope.

Thanks again Panos.
well, I don't think Dragon color profile and decoration are always correct...
But if you choose LAH you should add this small black 3 digit number on the side of the mantlet. It's a detail, anyway.

for the vision port i was refering to the rotatif periscope, the Dragon kit has the one with the later protection that should be removed for a panther in Normandie.
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October 21st, 2011, 9:29 am #10

Didn't a Panzer Brigade(post-Normandy) also do the spots on their panthers?
The spot can be seen on several tanks (Panther, PZ IV, Hetzer) and softskins of various units including (from what i have seen) LAH, panzer brigade 105 and 11 panzer division.
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