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  1. 15 hours ago, Peterpools said:


    Terrific progress on the Panter’s Zermerit- looks so good. Completely agree that is so many instances, the AM will dictate where and how the detailing is done and the direction of the build, less OOB builds.

    Keep ‘em comin


    Thank you, Peter.

    And if you don't mind, we'll segue right into an update.

    A couple weeks ago I received a set of 3d Printed screens from FC Model Trend.  I'm not really sure if they are an improvement on the PE screens of yore.  I guess we'll know when they are painted.



    A little MORE clean-up with a drill bit and added to the model:


    Next will follow a boring set of regular views showing that construction is mostly finished. 





    The spare tracks made me drill holes in them, and make them appear realistically held in place by bent steel rods.  Of course, I used copper wire. 


    And finally...   Figures to add to the base and kit giving it scale and 'life'.


    I haven;t done any camouflaged uniforms before...   so this should be tortuous.


    Happy modelling!


  2. 1 hour ago, Martinnfb said:

    I would shy away from the octagonal concrete panel pattern as it was designed and build by Soviets, I know you can see them at some airports of the Warsaw Pact countries, but only because those bases were build by Soviets, for Soviets.


         Thank you for the great pics.  Some really eye-openers there.  I never really thought of the Sturmovik when I thought of the Korean war.  Also glad for the hint about the octagonal panels.   Would have been interesting, anyway.

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  3. Seems to be a Russian thing happening lately.  I have one Russian kit in my stash, and it's due for construction.  But my new mantra is every model needs a figure and a base for scale.  So, I ordered a MiG 15 pilot from the People's Republic of Czech.  Hopefully it will arrive before too long.  But a pilot standing next to his plane would look a little bare.  So, for accompaniment I ordered this:


    One thing I love about Tamiya is that they always supply a figure.  So my poor pilot won't be alone.



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  4. 18 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

    Great progress Gary!

    Haven’t heard about the „Nahverteidigungswaffe“ so far and you did a nice rework on the turret to make it historically correct!

    Only one track-element left in the end ? That’s not very much! Carful work necessary then! 

    Thank you, Kai.  I may have made one track a bit longer than the other.  But one in excess is better than being short.

    14 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

    Nice progress there Gary.

    I picked up that book on a sale recently. It really does give you all the detailed information you could want. 

    If you need a couple extra track links, let me know. I have a bag of them kicking around from a binned kit. Should be easy enough to drop them in the mail for you. 



    Thank you for the offer.  I'm all good, though as there are twelve links for external hanging plus the one left over.  I haven't really found a Panther scheme that moves me, so I haven't needed any extra, extra, yet.

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  5. Hello my friends,

        Now that my Me-110 build is complete, I can continue with this Panther.  I've been adding bits and pieces when I've had opportunities.  Today I did the tracks. 

    Sometimes your AM dictates what you have to do with your build.  Resources help, and if you're doing a Panther, you won't find a more useful reference than the book:  Panther External Appearance & Design Changes  by Roddy Macdougal & Martin Block.

    The Zimmerit I used, by Cavalier has pistol ports on the sides of the turret.  These pistol ports were deleted once the nahverteidigungswaffe was introduced.  When there were shortages of the nahverteidigungswaffe, the pistol ports on the side of the turret were retained.  And when the nahverteidigungswaffe was unavailable, the hole in the roof made for it was plated over with a circular steel plate with four bolts as I illustrate.


    Todays work was building the track runs.  I ended up with only one spare track link.



    There are still plenty of little parts to add.

    Happy modelling!

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