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German WWII Panther G Late

Postby Whiterook » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:16 pm

My FIRST EVER model build :o :shock:

I look at this one with great fondness, actually :D I hadn't built a model in several decades and this was my re-entry into the craft. It was a Tamiya kit, and it was the forst time I ever painted a model with acrylics. I used Tamiya acrylics, all brushed by hand, and I was thrown with how wet the paint was (read, watery). The only other models I'd painted were automobiles back as a teenage; and 'PappyBoyington's' F4U Corsair....in enamels.

I used gel model cement (you know, that Testor's-type stuff from a tube), as it was what I was familiar with as a boy. I just use liquid model cement nowadays. It was also my first time building a model where I did extensive research on camo patters and the tank mechanics.

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Re: German WWII Panther G Late

Postby Whiterook » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:18 pm

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Re: German WWII Panther G Late

Postby Frizzenspark » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:00 pm

A very clean and neat Panther...... :)
"Why piddle about making porridge with artillery and then send men to drown themselves in it for a hundred yards of No Man's land? Tanks mean advances of miles at a time, not yards.".
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Re: German WWII Panther G Late

Postby Geek44 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:21 am

This old beauty Em. What a gem.
I wonder what things you might do differently today?
Every part a masterpiece.

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Re: German WWII Panther G Late

Postby Whiterook » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:56 pm

Thanks guys! :D

Interesting question, on what I'd do differently. I've had a fleeting thought or two on weathering this beastie, but I like the idea of keeping it as my "Before" shot against the different stages I move through. I'm kinda lucky in the fact that I have what turns out to be my Superman #1 Issue of the comic book here :lol: What I did long ago is long gone, and truthfully I'd probably shudder at what those kits looked like, haha!

I actually like the ambush pattern and think I nailed it pretty close, though I note others I've seen since seem to feather blend the colors into one another. Still, I'd keep the camo as is. However, I'd definitely beat up the old girl with wear and tear, and a lot more dirt...especially on the tracks.That's just for a start :shock:
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Re: German WWII Panther G Late

Postby McCoy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:26 pm

I remember this one fondness.
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Re: German WWII Panther G Late

Postby Whiterook » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:27 pm

McCoy wrote:I remember this one fondness.


:D For those tha don't know, Urban helped me pick this very model out as my first build on my re-entry into the hobby! Thank you, buddy!!! :D
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