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Old 10-11-2009, 08:03 AM
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Tamiya's old Panther ausf. A OOB ~ IMAGE HEAVY!!

Hi everyone,
I'm a long-time lurker on these forums and thought that on the occasion of me actually finishing a project that it was finally time to contribute something!

Just a little background, I had this old clunker sitting on the shelf, with a bad paint job on a poor build of a not so great (by today's standards) kit. Then one day I had an dea for a diorama, saw some dragon gen2 figures that I liked and decided that with a little love I could make that old panther work...



I didn't want to use any aftermarket (didn't make sense for my skill level at the time) so I just went back filled holes, added some very minor details and began repainting. No Zimm. I debated for a few days but decided not to to keep with the oob theme and because I wanted to get right into the painting since that is what this project is really all about.

Enough words for now here are the pics of the process from start to (nearly) finish....



























....So that is it, well kinda. This cat is eventually going into a diorama and will represent an abandoned vehicle in an anonymous east front location. Once in the dio it will be 'snow swept'
Overall I'm pretty happy. This is the first project, other than 2 figures, that I have completed since I was a kid...15 years!! And while it certainly doesn't show the finesse of much of the work here, I do feel that I got the atmospheric and emotional feel of a cold, abandoned machine...

As I'm a noob I am more than happy to here all comments and critiques, just remember that this was meant to be a strict oob!! Abd I'm more than happy to answer any questions...
cheers!
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:14 AM
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ive built that kit before it ended up in the bin but you've done a bloody god job of it, nice one mate
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:29 AM
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You've got a good looking build there bud but I see one little flub. Those two pipes on the outside of the left exhaust are for cooling air and would be painted and not all rusted up like that in my opinion.

Other wise,Nice
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:53 AM
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Thanks a lot! Mine almost did too, but my cheapness saved it at the end of the day!!

@Tony, Thanks for that info, that is just the kind of critique I'm looking for! Although I'll probably leave it as is on this one (maybe try to hide that area with some creativity in the diorama) my next panther won't have the same error

I'm definitely looking forward to my next panther, maybe a dragon ausf g with plenty of goodies!!
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:04 PM
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Awesome..! I like it very much..
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Very nice looking Panther, you did a great job making this oldie look good....

How did you do the winter camo? Excellent job!

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Old 10-11-2009, 01:10 PM
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@T90, Thanks! I've been admiring your SU-122, I really like the camo you did. That kind of creativity and originality is really cool to see in modelling!

@ Serpico, it was a very intensive process, mostly because of making mistakes and correcting them. You can see the in-depth painting process here where I started it:armorama thread
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:45 PM
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Ausgezeichnet!! (Outstanding!)
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:34 PM
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...very good use of the airbrushed...and a nice camo squeme!...excelent return to our hobby!

...hope to see new projects!

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:56 AM
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Thanks again for all the kind replies! What a wonderful welcome back into the hobby!!
Here is one more pic, kind for fun, enjoy!



Cheers!
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