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RFM Panther with cutaway Hull 1/35

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  • Member since
    November 2004
RFM Panther with cutaway Hull 1/35
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, February 26, 2023 9:13 AM

Well, Folks, I am back after a sort of hiatus. I was very busy building for HK Models for display at Telford, which was a sucess.

Unfortunatly, on the train journey home, a complete ********** started to throw my storage and travel containers around as he wanted that space to put an overnight bag. Despite careful packing none of the big display items survived intact and decent repairs are not an option as they will be clearly visible and undercarriage is not fixable in any way. In other words, they are complete wrecks so I will be building new ones during this year.

I am making moves to have more secure travel boxes made out of wood where the aircraft parts can be fixed in place to avoid damage.

In the meantime here is my newly finished RFM 1/35 Panther with cutaway parts.

Aber barrel and R-Model double pin metal tracks replace the kit stuff and it is painted and built as a March 1945 Panther. RAL 6003 is the base colour as per paint orders. There are no exterior equipment mounted, although I reserve the right to add those at a later date.

Comments and questions more than welcome.



  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:02 AM

Sorry to hear about the damage but the  Panther looks great!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 26, 2023 12:08 PM

Bummer about the HK models - they were very nice.  The cutaway looks great



  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, February 26, 2023 3:51 PM

Thanks guys. Lots of building replacements to do before November this year!

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:10 AM

People can be so self centered and inconsiderate anymore. I hate being out in public for any reason for any length of time. Sorry to hear about the damage, what a butthead.

I have the Panther full interior RFM and the Tiger I full interior by someone else. I was planning to do cutaways of both. Nice to see you did this and it looks awesome. Great work as usual.


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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:15 PM

That's beautiful work!!! 

So sorry to hear about the incident, yeah it's a wonder I'm not in jail for strangling someone at this point so I know what you went though... 

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



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