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Late Panther Ausf. A

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Łukasz Bąk shares with us a recently finished kit - a late Panther Ausf. A kit by Dragon in 1/35th scale. The details were enchanced by an Aber PE set, resin elements from Korean company NEO MODELS and also some tool clasps and grill mesh from Eduard. The aluminium barrel is from RB Model. The paintjob was created with an AK Interactive colour set (olive green, rottbraun and dunkelgelb). Tracks and tools were painted also with the same manufacturer's products. Weathering was completed after the use of Vallejo pigments and MIG washes and Abteilung 502 oil paints.
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About the Author

About Łukasz Bąk (Stojkovic1987)
FROM: WOJEWODZTWO SLASKIE, POLAND

I'm working as a journalist and a quality manager in Poland. I'm modeling since 2009 finding it a real passion. My favourite topics are WWII vehicles, Vietnam War, Fallschirmjagers (German Paratroopers) and modern Russian stuff. Also trying to make some aircraft for variety.


Comments

Oustanding Panther, very classic look! love it
JUL 11, 2016 - 12:43 AM
"Very classic look" is right on! Beautiful results from top to bottom!! It would be easy to imagine this rumbling down a road in Normandy. Was it difficult getting the numbers lined up on the escape hatch?
JUL 11, 2016 - 05:56 AM
Excellent!
JUL 11, 2016 - 10:46 AM
0Thanks for the very kind words about my build. The rear numbers was a bit problematic, because it needed a cut into two pieces, and a lot of softening liquids as a Microsol and DecalFix. In the end it's acceptable as seen above.
JUL 11, 2016 - 11:08 AM
0 Excellent model but as a late ausf. A it should have zimmerit . Production of the Ausf. A ended in March - May 1944 (depending on the factory) but zimmerit application continued until Sept. 1944 so all the ausf. A Panthers manufactured in 1944 would have had it.
JUL 11, 2016 - 06:46 PM
Good model.
JUL 11, 2016 - 08:27 PM
But, if you like or want give a better accuracy to your model you need check the exhaust, left side only the central pipe must be rusted; about HJ Panthers, the last research says that the numbers were in black, in this case (326) looks to be only outlined in white without an interior color....and the zimmerit
JUL 11, 2016 - 08:31 PM
What he said. The two outer pipes are intakes, so they wouldn't get hot like the center pipe. And the zimmerit, of course. Otherwise good job.
JUL 12, 2016 - 12:53 AM
0Your'e completely right about the zimmerit, and air intakes pipes. Lucky this is not the last Panther I'll make so it's a great Chance to deal with some errors after this one.
JUL 12, 2016 - 01:00 AM
Gratulacje!
JUL 12, 2016 - 11:23 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.