JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 GERMAN TANK DESTROYER DRAGON 1/35

Smart kit Dragon Jagdpanther. It is built from December 2008 to March 2009.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI started to make the Jagdpanther.
(2008/12/21)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe trank roller is considerably time-consuming to assemble because of the threefold structure as you see. I can imagine it would have been quite hard maintenance as the real situation.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSince it was a first stage type Panther, I did Zimmerit Coating. It was written that the coating blade of Gumka was the best for checkered coating by the model magazine. But I did checker with the race knife since I did not have that blade, unfortunately. Finishing is very rough as you see.
(2008/12/21)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt was not so good though I wrote the lower side of the front by hand with the race knife, too. I need to consider some other way to scratch on the side armor.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThere’s a gap on the back. I need to close it for the sliced plastic board. The detailed appearance was improved after using the photo-etched parts.
(2008/12/23)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThere are lots of the remaining parts in Dragon’s kit because it was included many extra optional parts. I need to check there are no forgotten parts again and again.
(2008/12/26)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI put detailed stripes to coat on the side armor with my design knife.
(2009/01/26)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKING GERMAN TANK CREWThis figure was combined the resin head with the field cap and Dragon’s tank soldier figure. When I covered by the cap and added the hair with the epoxy putty on the shaven head became better looking. The hands and legs are omitted since only a small part will be shown from the hatch.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGStarting peeling off in some places has occurred the real situation of the battlefield.
(2009/01/26)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGThe basic painting was dark yellow and red Brown camouflage.
(2009/02/14)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGMarking was Viking SS 5th armor division.
(2009/03/08)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGNationality mark and vehicle number 221 were assumptions as well as the division mark. I could paste the decals neatly on this Zimmerit Coating.
(2009/03/08)

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOJagdpanther has the reputation of the best German tank destroyer. One of the reason is using the base of Panther which is the main battle tank of the latter half of World War II. The armament is 8.8cm antitank cannon as same as King Tiger.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt first, since the silhouette of the vehicle was monotonous, I felt it’s not an attractive tank.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI did Zimmerit Coating by the trial and error as I commented on making a report.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe vehicle belonged to Viking the 5th armor division. This division was an elite force in the Eastern Front and took important roles just before Germany surrender.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis figure observes the outside while waring surroundings.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt might not have been a number of Allied soldiers met this tank since only 420 were produced.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI attached variously OVM to the side armor. I made the caterpillar shine as the ground rubbed them to expose metal color.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI think the rough camouflage of dark yellow and red-brown added strong impression.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI did lightly weathering and chipping. No need to do muddy weathering this time, considering the balance of shining caterpillar.

JAGDPANTHER Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf.G1 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThere are a lot of parts, though it was a simple shape. There might be always a lot of parts in Dragon’s kit. I doubted I can complete it while I was coating on this armor. Now it took much time but the very nice tank was completed.
(2009/03/14)

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