It is a dragon Model’s smart kit panther. Built from April to July 2009.
I’ll make the steel wheel version of the Panther G type.
Removing of the parting line of trank rollers was very hard work. When I made Jagdpanther, there was a large gap between rear armor and upper armor. I will adjust all the panels at once to avoid any gap.
You can assemble the upper part of the engine room in the various versions. I hear that one step higher, rounder fan was established the warm air heater unit from November, 1944.
I suppose the hook of spare caterpillar might not be a metal part.
I’m installing the caterpillar. The caterpillar doesn’t neatly fit teeth of the driving wheel if we do not use parts (magic track and runner parts) as being directed by the instruction manual. I put the sign on runner parts with an oily magic as understood when uniting them.
Assemble completed. I was able to connect upper and lower parts without trouble this time.
A spare caterpillar on the turret was changed the number of sheets for a change. The installation of a spare caterpillar of the body side was difficult. I enlarged the hole of the caterpillar and thinly ground the stopper of the rack because they didn’t fit well.
There are many valuations you can select the combination of the muffler. I choose the square type.
The wire rope came to bend easily when annealing them with gas burner.
I painted the whole body in dark green. It is like captured Panther by the Allied forces.
I painted camouflage pattern in red brown. It’s freehand.
I finished pasting decals and three color camouflage. The decal quality of the dragon attachment is excellent. It’s Cartograf’s decal. It’s a very complicated font, but I could get the precise expression easily by this decal.
At last, I finished up the must item of German tank fans, Panther G. There were a lot of malfunctions in the D type that was an initial version. The G type obtains the appraisal of masterpiece tank that balance of offense and defense is excellent.
Since the Jagdpanther which I made before is opposite to the direction of the caterpillar, I’m afraid one of them was misplaced? Each of them has no problem regard to the instructions. Maybe instruction has a mistake…..
I saw the real AFV photograph in action. Jagdpanther’s caterpillar skid was M, and Panther was W. There might be a various types.
There is a good quality decal in this kit.
I have forgotten to depict the shine of the metal trank roller.
I felt this camouflage pattern is similar to Japanese Imperial Army’s. Almost German tanks camouflage has gradation between two colors but this one is not.
German tank crew. Before drawing, this figure closes eyes, but I drew eyes open by force. Ummm… Too yellowish the hair and unnatural?
Dark yellow is insufficient for the back of the body. Because there are many wire net on the engine grill, difficult for brush paint.
May I take another tank soldier since there were a lot of hatches? It might be natural to make dirty with lots of dust like this since the tank is easily muddy and dusty when it runs even a short distance.
Trank roller was painted to make change colors of graduation.
Anyway, the first Panther was completed.
I was anxious that I have not depicted a metallic feeling of the trank roller, and did drybrushing them after all. The dragon’s kit title also commented ” Steel Road Wheels “. That’s the important point. Did atmosphere change a little? It is self satisfaction.
I painted the handle of hammer since I had forgotten.