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PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:18 am
by HERMAN BIX
Lads, doing an early Panther & need a drum style cupola. Was looking to make one, but if someone has another idea, I'd love to hear it !
Also, a 16th scale civilian figure......................prefer sitting, but anything will make do. Must be in civilian dress-not military if possible.Oh, and as much as possible not identifiable nationally so I can use him as a plain ole German towns person.
Cheers

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:52 am
by Raminator
https://www.asiatam.de/product_info.php ... -1-16.html

This is the only one I know about, unfortunately. I've been looking to get a couple bits and pieces from Asiatam anyway, so I could grab it for you to save on postage.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:45 am
by silversurfer1947
Probably not what you are looking for, but I found these http://maplestreet.co.uk/lundby-scale-figures-pets-c-155_380_384.html It is a UK outlet, but it does give you a manufacturer.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:34 pm
by HERMAN BIX
Raminator wrote:https://www.asiatam.de/product_info.php?info=p1250_resin-komandantluke-panther-d-1-16.html

This is the only one I know about, unfortunately. I've been looking to get a couple bits and pieces from Asiatam anyway, so I could grab it for you to save on postage.


That’s mighty nice of you Mr Ram.
My record with AT is terrible. Happy to have you get hold of it and combine postage,
Let me know how much your total is.
No hurry for it, which is lucky because it’s AT!!

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:36 pm
by HERMAN BIX
silversurfer1947 wrote:Probably not what you are looking for, but I found these http://maplestreet.co.uk/lundby-scale-figures-pets-c-155_380_384.html It is a UK outlet, but it does give you a manufacturer.


Thanks Mr Surfer, a bit modern but good link. I will send them a message to see if there is anything hiding !
I guess it’s a reach to hope for a 40’s style European civilian but I have to try.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:27 pm
by silversurfer1947
I actually found some German civilians who would have been perfect apart from the fact they were 1/35 scale.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:02 pm
by silversurfer1947
I never thought to look there. I thought he only did military figures. If you want to see some of his work, my Nashorn crew is from the same source.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:26 pm
by Max-U52

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:37 pm
by Max-U52
And what Panther wouldn't look better crewed by this person?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Sh ... 21986.html

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:56 am
by HERMAN BIX
Max-U52 wrote:And what Panther wouldn't look better crewed by this person?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Sh ... 21986.html


Got to hand you that one Mr 52 !!............

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:58 am
by HERMAN BIX
Son of a gun-ner wrote:1/16 Boat Passenger 701-21 (82T5676ND) by HOLDEN8702RD
https://www.shapeways.com/product/82T56 ... d=65543314

1/16 Boat Passenger 701-22 (93487GCEQ) by HOLDEN8702RD
https://www.shapeways.com/product/93487 ... d=65543306


Both of these jokers are just what I need.
Great links Mr Gunner :thumbup:

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:01 pm
by silversurfer1947
Not exactly a word of warning, but being shapeways, if they are anything like mine, they have a grainy finish. I treated mine to a thin coat of Vallejo plastic putty (the one that comes in the paint type bottles) to smooth out some of the more visible areas.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:04 pm
by HERMAN BIX
Wise advice Mr Surfer.................I'm a while off needing them, but best to be forewarned.
One will do what I need when the time comes.

I guess at some stage soon I will need to reveal what the project is.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:54 pm
by Max-U52
Yeah, I noticed that, too, but then I saw 3/4 inch to the foot and know that's 1/16th scale. How did I know that? You can find a lot of good stuff by searching 3/4 scale dollhouse accessories. 8)

I've always found the hunt for good figures to be a lot of fun, and when I heard Imex carries "Trailer Trash Tina" I naturally had to have one. @) @)

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Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:57 pm
by Max-U52
silversurfer1947 wrote:Not exactly a word of warning, but being shapeways, if they are anything like mine, they have a grainy finish. I treated mine to a thin coat of Vallejo plastic putty (the one that comes in the paint type bottles) to smooth out some of the more visible areas.


The thing that worried me is that it says it's made of nylon. In my experience, pretty much nothing sticks well to nylon. I turned some fuel tanks for a ZTZ 99A from nylon and couldn't get any of my paints or primers to stick to them!

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:22 pm
by Max-U52
Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Max-U52 wrote:
silversurfer1947 wrote:Not exactly a word of warning, but being shapeways, if they are anything like mine, they have a grainy finish. I treated mine to a thin coat of Vallejo plastic putty (the one that comes in the paint type bottles) to smooth out some of the more visible areas.


The thing that worried me is that it says it's made of nylon. In my experience, pretty much nothing sticks well to nylon. I turned some fuel tanks for a ZTZ 99A from nylon and couldn't get any of my paints or primers to stick to them!

To be honest, that's what bothers me. You can mix glue in with paint of similar thinner composition, but still not something to handle much.

For a primer coat that is.


I wonder if a glue and primer or paint mix would be good for smoothing 3D printed parts? I still haven't tried the polyurethane technique but it's on the list.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:25 pm
by Max-U52
Sorry to get off track like that, Herman. So for Pete's sake, Man, what's the project? Don't be a tease. :haha:

I'm pretty sure Wayne is the registered rctw tease, anyway. @) @) @)

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:54 am
by midlife306
Max-U52 wrote:Sorry to get off track like that, Herman. So for Pete's sake, Man, what's the project? Don't be a tease. :haha:

I'm pretty sure Wayne is the registered rctw tease, anyway. @) @) @)


Ohh hello sailor
Come on Herman what’s the project, this is like Chinese water torture....
Cheers
Wayne


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Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:45 am
by silversurfer1947
I primed mine using Halfords Grey Plastic Primer. The designer recommended white carpenters gue, which I assumed to be PVA, so i guess a thin wash of PVA would smooth and seal them. I have not had any problem with paint coming off, but they have not had any rough treatment.

Re: PANTHER 'D' DRUM CUPOLA & FIGURE

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:06 pm
by HERMAN BIX
All great advice lads. I will need these civilian figures and though it won’t likely be me painting them, any info on the material prep is useful.