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1/35 Tamiya Panther Ausf G

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  • Member since
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
1/35 Tamiya Panther Ausf G
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:56 AM

I've already built the kit. No extras. Just an OOB build to keep it simple.

I modified the kits figures by combining them into one figure and posed him to sit on the commanders hatch. This created a false start when I screwed up the face painting months ago. Yesterday I started a repaint and it's taken me about four hours and two sessions to get him mostly decent. He looks good under indoor lighting, but outdoor lighting makes him look hideous. Even the camera is making it look worse. His eyebrows barely show up lol.

So... Face painted and the sweater has been blocked in. The tank has been primered and is ready for a base coat.

I think I will do this one clean and start with Game Air Earth and then modulated with Panzer Yellow over that. That should start me off with a mildly dirty look. 

From there I'll have to reference the kits instructions. It's been so long since I've had this one out of the cupboard that I don't remember my options lol.

Only pictures of the figure so far. Nothing much to say about the build except that it was flawless.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 25, 2020 10:00 AM

He looks good to me! Then again I think my figures look good from a yard/metre but close up look like some sort of mutant from a cheap '80s SF movie. 

Interested in how the Panther goes. This was my second 1/35th scale model back in high school in the '80s. I wondered why it didn't look like the Panther in books in a lot of little ways. It's only later I found out that it's not considered a very accurate model... 

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

 

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, May 25, 2020 2:30 PM

I believe you're thinking of the old Ausf A from 1961. This is the new tooling Ausf G from 1993. This kit is worlds apart from the Ausf A.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-35176-panther-ausf-g--132722

Far better detail and fit. Add some PE screens and AM tracks and you've got a solid winner.

I really enjoyed building this kit. It's not like the old one and you've seen what I did with that one.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 25, 2020 2:35 PM

Yeah, you wrote Panther Ausf G right there at the top. Sorry, I can't read...

 Not sure why I was thinking it was the old kit... Dunce

 

If that's the biggest mistake I make today I'll be doing good..... 

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, May 25, 2020 3:01 PM

No worries, my friend. You're mistake was simple and caused no harm lol. I do it often.

Unlike the old Ausf A, I'm not going to add a bunch of scratch built greeblies to dress it up. This one is good right out of the box. The Porsche Turret King Tiger I have in the stash has all the goodies though and will be somewhat epic for me. I've got the Zim, screens, and tracks with an Alpine figure for the TC. That one will be fun!

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Australia
Posted by Panzer Joe on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:02 AM

Nice panther I like the netting.

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:57 AM

Thanks, Joe. That's my old Ausf A. It spent years rattling around in a box incomplete and over the years and a few moves I lost all the original bits and had to scrounge up extras or scratch build replacement parts. I've found the original travel lock and I need to finish that build with it.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:37 PM

Nice Ausf A. I built one years ago and definitely not one of my best builds. But I have a G, an A and a D that I hope to get to in the future. Good luck with that Ausf G.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:06 AM

Thanks, Tiger. 

Once I get back to painting road wheels I think I will lol.

Stalled for now, as I look for work.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:53 PM

Progress!

I've got the road wheels and the turret sprayed in Vallejo Dark Yellow. Closest thing I've got to a late war color.

The picture doesn't show the subtle modulation between the yellow and the earth colors. It washed out and just looks like overall Dark Yellow.

The next picture shows the Earth base color I'm starting from.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:31 AM

Nice work, she's coming along. 

Good to see the TC there supervising! 

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

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, June 5, 2020 1:14 PM
The big cat is looking good. I have the steel wheel version waiting to be built sometime this year. Just collecting up various aftermarket to dress it up right now.   

 
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 8:48 PM

Here's another one I'm digging up from obscurity.

I'm satisfied with my results with the TC and I'm ready to finish painting his mount.

Satisfactory. Yes. That'll do.

 

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:01 PM

I love the Tamiya Panther Gs and their D. You are doing real justice to the figure! And, you did a great job on the "A" variant!I am impressed1

Given that Tamiya produces excellent Panther D and Panther G variants, and that thei Panther A is so out of date and inaccurate, I would like them to produce an up to date Panther A.  I've started a conversion of the Tamiya Panther D to a late Ausf. A by using their D kit with the necessary parts from the Italeri Ausf. A. I hope that it works.

Bill Morrison

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, November 4, 2022 2:11 AM

Thanks, Bill! The figure started rough and I shelved this entire project because of it. Figures have become my center pieces of my builds. So if they don't look good I've been losing motivation.

That old "A" turned out pretty good as a late war survivor with a veteran commander. I did everything wrong with that one and it turned out looking mean anyways lol. I only upgraded the tracks to the indies that are for the "G". They fit quite well.

I'd like to see your project when you start it.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 4, 2022 9:02 AM

Really nice figure, Mike. You certainly have a great deal of talent in painting those. Well done.

BK

On the bench:

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1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, November 4, 2022 10:06 AM

Great figure painting.  Those camo pants look fantastic.  Do any of the older gents  think that this guy looks like a young Van Johnson, the actor?

tjs

 

TJS

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 4, 2022 7:35 PM

Looks great Mike!!! 

I hate that friggin' piping on the uniforms, yours looks perfect! 

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

 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:30 AM

Mike,

Thank you. I will be glad to show you.

Bill

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