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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building Trumpeters 1/16th Panther G
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 03:06 PM UTC
Don,

Thanks for sharing. A lot of great pictures and posts. I am watching with interest.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 07:01 PM UTC
Nice looking engine, but this is no race car. Air filters shouldn't be shiny.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:24 PM UTC

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Nice looking engine, but this is no race car. Air filters shouldn't be shiny.



Just bare metal, didn't get around to dirtying them up yet
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:43 PM UTC
They should have been painted. Engine block might be cast, and left untreated, but everything from sheet metal, including air filters were supposed to be painted. In many KT/panther books, where engine is shown, filters appear to be painted light color (elfenbein?) on red primer. Primer is for corrosion prevention, and light coat is for easier cleanup, as all grit and grime contrasts well.
This is book page picture from one webshop:
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:52 PM UTC
Thanks for the pics. I could have used them earlier but I think they will help others building this kit.
A little masking and the air cleaners can be repainted as the engine is not installed in the hull yet.
Once again THANK YOU.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Ok now this is how I installed the Engine and most of the fittings.
I tried to keep the comments on the pics. so they will be available later.



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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC



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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC




Finished for now.
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC
I have the rest of the hoses hooker up .



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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC





Finished for today
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
Donald,
Enjoy watching your builds and especially like the way you explain what you are doing and why you did it that way. It makes it easier for a novice like me to follow and maybe someday build my Panther.
John
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 09:59 PM UTC

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Donald,
Enjoy watching your builds and especially like the way you explain what you are doing and why you did it that way. It makes it easier for a novice like me to follow and maybe someday build my Panther.
John



That's why I do it, I'm not perfect. some times I screw it up like the install of the Transmission on this build.
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
Here is how I installed the Track Tension adjusters & Rear Armor Plate.



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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC




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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC





I'll be working on the Radiators next.
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 07:20 AM UTC
I have the Radiators and Fans assembled, here is how I did it.

First off install the plate over the Track Tensioner, You could leave the Tensioner off as it doesn't do anything and can't be seen.



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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC






Now to paint them.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC
Here are the upper Fuel Tanks , I filled and sanded the tops and the small upper end. The rest go against the armor plates and can't be seen.

The parts for the Radiator Intakes.

Be shure to clean the oblong holes so the Vanes fit right.


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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
To install I first first lightly glued the bottom edge of the side part. Then while still soft I inserted the vanes one at a time working from bottom to top. Then glued everything, while making shure there were no gaps. It's fairly simple.





It's Painting time again.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC
I just finished painting and installing the Radiators, Duct work and upper Fuel Tanks. Here is how I did it.
So I try again.




here we go again
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC



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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC




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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:26 AM UTC



Here is what the King Tigers engine looks like. Pretty similar.




It looks just like the Panther Engine.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
Some of the detail parts are added on the rear Armor Plate.

My refrences indicate that the Square cover was usually used on the Ausf.G

A lot of push pins to fill on the rear cover. (do this before adding the other parts.

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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC


That's all for now.
Donald