Panther F

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:12 am

Perfect solution and really is a lot better now. I did think initially that you might have been a bit fussy, but once it’s moved , definitely the way to go.
Tidy job too
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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm

Ronnie,

Did you verify the cupola's scale, it does look a tad too large.. nice build..

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:32 pm

Hi Eastern Its the original one just moved , do they make a smaller one? On the F roof plate was made thicker suppose the cupola had extra protection so it was wider and lower. Just my guess, had a look at builds and kit reviews. Looks ok compared to most turret pics, could move the armoured aerial but cant find pics of roof.

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:53 pm

Best pic i found look at the cupola and the aerial base pretty close.. Looks OK
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the real one
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check the gap, lifting loop needs to go back too far forward

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:57 pm

Would say turret is done , looking for 1946 what if paint/ camo
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Postby STHV » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:15 pm

Most realistic for 1946 would probably just be the base red oxide primer with stripes of RAL 7028 like Bovingtons Panther
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 am

This is the Panther that was finished after the war by the British who just used paint available to them (red oxide and primer) so the camo is neither prototypical or of German origin. The camo used in the final battles of Berlin would be more likely?
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Postby STHV » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:22 pm

To my knowledge the German factories were running out of paint anyway which is why this scheme was applied to the Bovinton Panther so by 1946 I would say that this would be a reasonably realistic camo if not just plain primer
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 pm

STHV Thats the problem with late war German armour, the victors write the history books.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:14 pm

Ah, but you can't have it both ways! If we are working on the assumption that the war ran on a few months then we also need to assume they had the resources to keep going. The camo scheme was 100% British so, chances are, the German workers would has done different? Tricky.

But then the whole model is based on assumptions since the prototype hull was never completed and the prototype turret was just that, a prototype, so l guess you could take a liberty or two!
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:29 pm

General Jumbo This is a what if build , going to be lots of issues . Next up the IR searchlight, found some good pics and the searchlight is 20 cm . Just a case of rough guess for the rest of the equipment, and scale down. A plus would be fitting an led .
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Postby STHV » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 pm

Several hulls were completed, the turrets just were not ready in time, there is photographic evidence that an Ausf F hull fitted with an Ausf G turret saw comabt in the battle of Berlin
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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:39 am

1st attempt at the IR system , next one will be better.
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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:59 am

Going to do 3 versions of camo then pick. Mr hobby metal primer is ok for PE, the pot metal turret is chipping even with Vallejo primer on top. When i decide how to paint its all off and start again , auto etch primer ,Tamiya primer then colour.
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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:28 pm

Found a build with the IR system. Version 2 almost done, cable, levers , lower bracket and lens covers lens to sort. Looked on Shapeways BIG PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SCALES 1/18 £10.28 AND 1/16 £35.31. Was going to buy then found 1/18 is a third of the price, so made one.
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Postby spee34 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:43 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: nice !

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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:34 pm

Clean up and paint next
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