1:16 Taigen Panther

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:27 am

Having been busy with my job, children and the holidays, I've tried to take a little time to get back into my shop and finish up some unfinished builds.

I purchased this panther from Tom a while back and decided to make the time to finish it up. It is still missing a few detail bits for the hull and drive sprockets, but it's about 90% complete. Needed parts are on the way.

Too little time I'm afraid to do a complete build thread so I figured to post it up near completed.

When the weather allows I will get it outside for a run and some video.

It has an IBU2U FO board, Maxmekker's (Stian) speaker system enclosure, Tarr smoker system, recoil and flash. 360 degree turret and all the metal goodies. It's sort of an interesting Panther ( I think) as it has late Panther steel road wheels a missing left rear tool box...

Hope you like this welcome break from Sir Spamalot :crazy:

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:13 am

That looks super Carl, you've done a fantastic job with it :clap:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Lo_Thar » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:54 am

Greate job. One think i dont like are tools in color of the tank

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Postby maxmekker » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:26 am

wow wow :thumbup:
that one fine Panther
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Postby Vanguard » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:15 pm

Very nice job excellent chipping and weathering :)
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:34 pm

Smart paint job nice :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:51 pm

Gosh, if ever I get a Panther, I hope it's half as good as this one looks, superb :clap:
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Postby tomhugill » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:31 pm

That looks absolutely top draw Carl! Well done
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:53 pm

Thank you to all
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:24 pm

Lo_Thar wrote:Greate job. One think i dont like are tools in color of the tank
Thanks Lo_Thar, tools are removable and will get some finishing soon.
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Postby Jimster » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:39 pm

That’s a super realistic paint job! I’m still amazed by the talent on this forum.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Thank you Jimster, years ago before I joined the forum I worked on 1/35 scale models and learned to paint in the smaller scale. The chipping and weathering I learned from being a member from other experts here. was too afraid to try in the bigger scale until I picked up a few tips and tricks. Now it's quite easy and fun. Not being afraid to make a mistake makes it easy and the hardest thing to learn
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:49 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:
Lo_Thar wrote:Greate job. One think i dont like are tools in color of the tank
Thanks Lo_Thar, tools are removable and will get some finishing soon.

Sometimes tools are painted whilst on the tanks in the field, I believe we have seen evidence of this.
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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:37 pm

One of the best paint jobs yet, like the used but not abused look. Never mind the building, we need a painting section . I had better start having a look at some builds, especially the paint and weathering sections of the 1/35 modellers. :D

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:45 pm

ronnie42 wrote:One of the best paint jobs yet, like the used but not abused look. Never mind the building, we need a painting section . I had better start having a look at some builds, especially the paint and weathering sections of the 1/35 modellers. :D
Thank you Ronnie. It's still under construction. I'm adding the antenna and base today and tools have been updated with paint.
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Postby Soeren » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:43 am

Very nice, you obviously did this in no time. The camo looks exceptional as does the aging. The crew must enjoy their extended living period to see the tank "rotting" by nature, not by enemy shells ;)
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:45 am

Thank you Soeren!
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Postby essexbill » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:19 am

Brilliant job.

Really like the used look with paint chips ect.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:54 am

essexbill wrote:Brilliant job.

Really like the used look with paint chips ect.
Thank you
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Postby Rob'59 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Nice job Carl.
Now just run it outdoors so the tracks get some dirt on them too.
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