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Old 11-29-2011, 07:21 AM
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Thanks guys! Would I like to but a motor in? Oh Yes. but it will probably take a couple more builds before I can make a running one.

I had to temporarily stop construction on der Panther to throw together some hex bunkers for the field (which opened, by the way...without Panther in place..*sniff*)

Decided to construct them at home. In the driveway. Because of course you know theres a tank in my garage. LoL! And theres no electrical power on the field. So:


A nearly finished one: Thinset mortar troweled over the plywood, weathered with a grinder, ink wash, three shades of drybrushing, and a final wash. Really no base color because the mortar itself is concrete..the color I want!


Being installed on field:
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:12 PM
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Back on the Panther now.

Rear end shaping up:


Front getting work as well:


Caulk makes nice weld lines! (in this scale ,of course!)


the gun/breech assmbly at this stage:


Equipment racks are done on hull sides, hull up on blocks, should start hull Zimming tommorro.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:04 PM
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So, the Panther had to move outside because I got a commission to build a 1/2 Comanche helicopter fuselage. The customer has a ceiling fan with a 20ft dia rotor. He wants a scaled model to hang from it, ect... Im happy about it, I guess...not my choice in project, but getting paid for it nicely.
He wants the Panther as well when its done, but price is not been settled.
Anyways, I took the opportunity to do a mock up with the 3 main assmblys...turret, hull and gun.
A long way to go of course, but it does look like a Panther now.













Thanks for viewing! More soon!

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:59 PM
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Man. I thought the dadgum geometrys on the Panther was tough. This Comanche is melting me brain. Driving on.....the cockpit area:
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Wow! now, than is very cool.
Thank you for the updates.

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I bet your local lumber yard loves you with all the particle board you buy from them.

Very cool.

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I bet your local lumber yard loves you with all the particle board you buy from them. ...
LOL! Thank god its only 6 bucks a sheet!
Yeah, I do buy alot of sheets of OSB...I actually buy more for work (carpenter) than my own projects. Maybe 10 a week, on average...
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LOL! Thank god its only 6 bucks a sheet!
Yeah, I do buy alot of sheets of OSB...I actually buy more for work (carpenter) than my own projects. Maybe 10 a week, on average...
Yes, I know constructing cabinets and shelving in the past. 3/4 inch birch plywood can run up some money fast.

6 bucks for the particle board is a good price.

I really like checking out your projects here. I can identify and relate.

I love the smell of cut lumber and saw dust.

Take care and please keep planetarmor posted with your cool projects.

thanks again.

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This is really nice! And crazy!!

Please: More from this!
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Airsoft Panther

Hi, I'm new to this site and while looking through the forum index this spaked my interests and I think your work is amazing. For the taper on the barrel, if there is no recoil of the main outer barrel could you apply fibreglass to add a taper. It would maintain lightweight with good looks
Cant wait to see it finished, All the best from Scotland
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