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Hobby Boss 1/35 German Panther Ausf.D 3.7mm Flak Bergepanther

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Hobby Boss 1/35 German Panther Ausf.D 3.7mm Flak Bergepanther
Posted by the doog on Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:19 PM

Hey guys,

I just finished this, the Hobby Boss 1/35 German Panther Ausf.D 3.7mm Flak Bergepanther. A cool kit of a one-off as I understand it. I painted up some Dragon figures. Finished with Tamiya paints and weathered with Adam Wilder's Nitro Line filters, pigments and new acrylic spattering effects which are awesome. Rough zimmerit coat is done with Tamiya Polyester putty.
Hope you like it! By the way, I'm using Fotki for photo storage--BOYCOTT PHOTOBUCKET!! Angry All comments or critiques, questions, much appreciated!

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:36 PM

No critiques here. Your figures look excellent and your attention to weathering detail is superb!  Thank you for sharing. 

Chad

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Posted by Got Plastic? on Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:19 PM

Mopar Madness

No critiques here. Your figures look excellent and your attention to weathering detail is superb!  Thank you for sharing. 

 

Ditto, Ditto and Ditto! Sir that is one beautiful build. I hope to reach that level of detail and painting one day. Outstanding job.

Chris

 

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:36 PM

So cool, yet SO COOL, my only critque is the rims on the interleaves, look white. Maybe just the picture. Still like the build Doog. Once again ya make me feel like an amature.

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:35 PM

 The inner wheel color is a beautiful representation of freshly worn steel. I believe that trait should extend also to the rear idler wheels and the teeth of the front drive sprockets.

 Other than that, this is an all around work of perfection. Thanks for this.

                                                                 http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/gluetank/Animated/th_Disastermastermotion-3.gif?t=1303709089

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 11, 2017 2:03 AM

Another nice looking build Karl, really fine job. But yes, those inner road wheels do look white around the rims.

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Posted by the doog on Friday, August 11, 2017 6:45 AM

Thanks everyone!! I appreciate the nice compliments! I got a new camera and I"m still getting used to the settings. That's why the silver road wheel wear looks "whitish". But it's silver! :) 

disastermaster

 The inner wheel color is a beautiful representation of freshly worn steel. I believe that trait should extend also to the rear idler wheels and the teeth of the front drive sprockets.

 Other than that, this is an all around work of perfection. Thanks for this.

                                                                 http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/gluetank/Animated/th_Disastermastermotion-3.gif?t=1303709089

 

Thanks so much, Steve! Big Smile I don't know how I missed the idler wheel---I'll have to touch that up. The sprocket has wear but not as bright as the wheels. But thanks for pointing this oversight out! Yes

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 11, 2017 7:40 AM

Oh wow that's another winner Karl! 

 

Funny, I was looking at her on my tiny phone screen last night and thinking the whitish steel on the road wheels and treads was snow and ice! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:16 AM

Interesting, never seen that effect on road wheels before.

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Posted by the doog on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:09 AM

Bish

Interesting, never seen that effect on road wheels before.

 

It's quite well-documented. There are quite a few photos where you can see it.

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Posted by the doog on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:12 AM

Gamera

Oh wow that's another winner Karl! 

 

Funny, I was looking at her on my tiny phone screen last night and thinking the whitish steel on the road wheels and treads was snow and ice! 

 

Thanks so much, Cliff!! :)

 

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Posted by the doog on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:30 AM

Another good one showing this detail. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:06 PM

Interesting, never noticed it on pics before. I can only think that must be caused by the build up of mud in between the wheels.

Nice touch of realisim.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by armornut on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:35 PM

Not only a build up of mud and "grit" between the interleaves, it is also caused by the guide teeth on the track itself. Still a stunning model.

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:40 PM

Really a knockout. And the photo presentation is top notch.

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, August 11, 2017 1:31 PM

armornut

Not only a build up of mud and "grit" between the interleaves, it is also caused by the guide teeth on the track itself. Still a stunning model.

Two excellent examples of the contrast.

Constant wear. The inside contact area of the outer wheel rims would look the same way.

Just as in these pictures, pretty white looking ~ and on a relatively clean wheel at that.

http://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/1/1748841/14386556/ich_Montage_am_Pantherlaufwerk-vi.jpg

http://images15.fotki.com/v1631/photos/1/1748841/14386556/silver-vi.jpg A lot would depend on the angle you're viewing from.

                                                                http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/gluetank/Animated/th_1-Animated-Disastermaster.gif?t=1296616998

           

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by the doog on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:17 PM

Guys, thanks again for all the nice compliments. It's wonderful to get some love from all my old friends and new modelers here. I should be back up posting here now that I got my posting issues straightened out--stupid Photobucket!!

 

Don't forget that these bare areas would rust up pretty quickly. Any old tank hull or wartime knockout would not show this wear. However, if you ever see video of one of a restored Panther running or even old WWII footage, you'll see this kind of wear. Smile

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, August 11, 2017 5:58 PM

Nice job on that kit!  The weathering is especially well done.  Interesting discussion regarding the wear on the road wheels.  Something to tuck away for future builds.  You never know when a nugget like that will show up on the forum

Again, you have done a fantastic job on that kit.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by the doog on Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:04 AM

ManCityFan

Nice job on that kit!  The weathering is especially well done.  Interesting discussion regarding the wear on the road wheels.  Something to tuck away for future builds.  You never know when a nugget like that will show up on the forum

Again, you have done a fantastic job on that kit.

D

 

Thank you, sir!! Much appreciated!

Beer

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Posted by Got Plastic? on Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:39 PM

the doog
Thanks everyone!! I appreciate the nice compliments! I got a new camera and I"m still getting used to the settings. That's why the silver road wheel wear looks "whitish". But it's silver! :) 

Karl - 

What silver did you use? In your opinion would you have used a slightly darker silver, or do you think the shade you used is correct? Again, outstanding job on you build.

Chris

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:13 PM

the doog

 

 
Bish

Interesting, never seen that effect on road wheels before.

 

 

 

It's quite well-documented. There are quite a few photos where you can see it.

 

 

OUTSTANDING JOB, Karl! 

Is it me, or does it look as though the guy on the right on PUSHING the road wheel on to the tank, while the guy on the left is attempting to pry it off? Could be a reason why we won WWII...

Devil Dawg

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:17 AM

Devil Dawg
 
the doog

 

 
Bish

Interesting, never seen that effect on road wheels before.

 

 

 

It's quite well-documented. There are quite a few photos where you can see it.

 

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING JOB, Karl! 

Is it me, or does it look as though the guy on the right on PUSHING the road wheel on to the tank, while the guy on the left is attempting to pry it off? Could be a reason why we won WWII...

 

Given the condition of the inner road wheel behind the guy with the bar, i would say taking it off. The guy on the right will be wiggling it to help ease it off.

This does show a major problem with this type of set up. To get that damaged wheel off, you have to remove 6 or 7 others to get to it.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:30 PM

That's a really mean machine!

Yep, I'm using Fotki on your recommendation and I'm happy with it.

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Posted by TigerII on Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:09 PM

Awesome freakin' tank. Excellent weathering of what looks like a veteran vehicle. The figures are also very nice. I was surprised to see this vehicle. I didn't know the Panther hull was ever used as a Flakpanzer vehicle. All in all, this is an excellent build.

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, August 14, 2017 6:48 AM

Karl,

Outstanding job as usual!

Bill

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