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Old 01-26-2013, 11:38 AM
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yup, it's quite correct size... it was a sneaky little rascal
Man I'd say KuK! I can see how these things would cause mayhem!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:21 PM
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More tinkering

Back for more. After looking at Chad Perkin's Panthers I'm both discouraged and motivated on my kit. Thats amazing stuff (http://www.planetarmor.com/blogs/avbench.php?name=1139) Chad!

But nonetheless I'll push on with my little $18 turd. I'm doing alot of experimenting along the way with this model too, so keep in mind that everything you see is subject to change. I've been working on welds on the hull and turret and trying to add details that the model is missing.
I also pulled the first casts for my missing roadwheels. The first shot didnt turn out great...I dont think I had the resin mixed well enough, evidenced by the swirly texture. I'm not sure if these will be usable or not on the model, but doubting it. The second pull I made this morning turned out alot better. Despite alot of flash, I think these will clean up OK. It still seems soft and tacky...hoping they'll harden up better. They've been out of the mold for about an hour and do seem to be getting harder.

Ready to pour the second half of the mold:



I lost one of my air vents!! I found it later...it's a permanent part of the mold now Dont think it'll cause any major problems though:



First casting:



Second Casting:



Grooves cut for rosette welds:





Some weld detailing on the turret face plate:


I gave the glacis and top front of the hull a shot of primer to give me an idea how things are looking around the periscope guards:




I think thats all for today! I have about an hour before I have to start getting ready for work...gotta go paint for a bit.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:01 PM
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go paint? what kind of job are you talking about there? =)
ps.s those periscope welds look really good
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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Nah KuK...I needed to do some work on a painting here in my work studio too. Actually a hobby studio...my "work" work is for the railroad. But in my spare time I model, paint, work on hot rods and motorcycles, and just hang with my awesome wife and dogs. We have a friend's kid graduating from college soon, and a couple years ago she had me do a mural on her bedroom wall while she still lived at home with her parents. She's on her own now, but misses that mural, so my wife commissioned me to do a copy of it on canvas so Kayla can have it where ever she lives. I gotta get it done!
Thanks about the periscope guard welds. They look better in person, but dont look too shabby on the computer too. A little fat and globby, but I'll clean them up a bit.

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The new painting:

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Old 01-28-2013, 02:39 PM
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wow! nice job! i like different shades on background on your version
that's a lot stuff you're doing man, i'm without job, all i do is sleep, workout, do some modeling and watch beavis n' butthead...
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Awesome job on the Panther! Its comming out super!

And by the way, awesome work on the painting too. Why is it that there is always too much to do and so little time?

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Thanks guys. I did both versions KuK...just that the other one is on the wall and I didnt do any background painting on it. The new one isnt a carbon copy of the old, but I think I like it better.
Thanks Dave. I havent done much modeling, especially armor modeling, in many years, so I'm trying to get my bearings again, and learning a bunch of new techniques too. I'm confidant this Panther will turn out nice, but man when I see stuff like yours, Kuklinski, and Chad Perkins my jaw just drops...such tremendous ability.
KuK...your weathering reminds me alot of Bob Collignon's style. There's alot of talented modelers out there, but I think Bob is about my favorite. His weathering is grossly detailed...it would take me decades to detail one of his vignettes or dioramas. Keep at it my friend!
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lol... dude, my models are 100 years behind those guys...
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:55 AM
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youve got some damn nice stuff man
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Awesome work, for the Panther and the painting.

Not bad getting some good cast wheels on the second try.
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