For the first time in a while, I will make a Jagdpanther at WWII German AFV. The box art is cool. I made a Dragon Models Jagdpanther a long time ago, and at that time I used an unusual striped camouflage paint, so this time I’d like to paint an orthodox pattern.
I was surprised to see that even small parts hidden behind the wheel were chosen from two types. I wonder if this style of preference has been a trend since the golden age of Dragon Models. At King Tiger, the shaft was distorted, so I had to be careful when assembling, but this time I think I can assemble it without any problem.
There was a crack in the arm of the wheel. I will reinforce the gap with the vehicle body with clear resin. I can’t see well because it’s hidden behind the wheel, so there’s nothing to worry about. Sturdiness is more important.
By the way, the assembly instruction manual of this Jagdpanther kit is a booklet and the process seems long, but the assembly quantity of each number is small, so I think it goes smoothly. As might be expected, it takes time to wrap the connecting track around the chassis.
I have a couple of Achtung Panther books and it’s pretty interesting to read. These are guide books on German tanks which are quite famous in Japan. However, I’m not exactly using this book to build an accurate model. But the author’s power to publish such research materials is amazing.
Probably when I made the MENG Panther before, it is difficult to cut off because the gate is in the fitting part of the tracks, and the fit is a little lacking. It takes time if I cut it out carefully. If I apply a lot of adhesives and try to reduce the gap, I may be able to manage it.
The assembly instruction manual is complicated because the way of attaching parts is quite different depending on the painting patterns from 1 to 4 in the instruction manual. There are inconsistencies in the illustrations here and there, and I feel like I’m confused. I think it is very difficult for people in MENG to describe the illustration and the part number without contradiction. If the vehicle body is roughly the same as the paint example I chose, is it generally OK?
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.