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K2 Black Panther

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Jogn built the sexy racer tank K2 Black Panther from Academy with a photo etch detail kit from MK1 Design, which also contains a barrel for the main gun and one for the .50 can machine gun, smoke dischargers and grenades, antennas, stickers for the optics, tow cable, mirror “glass” and red/yellow reflexes for the cat eyes. The rubber parts on the track guards are replaced with real rubber. However, the covers for the main lights are incorrect, they are turned mirror wise, so John had to use the plastic ones.
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About John Lindbom (JohnLindbom)
FROM: , SWEDEN


Comments

Looks great! I especially love how you did the periscopes and episcopes...speaking of which: could you tell us how you did that? Thanks for the peek.
APR 29, 2018 - 02:32 AM
Hello and thanks. MK1 Design did the stickers, I just applied them.
APR 29, 2018 - 12:32 PM
Nice build. I am waiting for my kit to come. Did you have any issues with the kit? Any difficulty in assembly? What did you think of the Mk1 Design set? Do you think it is a must buy for detailing the kit or are there any parts of the set that are optional? The optics really stand out in the photos!
APR 29, 2018 - 01:44 PM
Hello; The most time consuming are the tracks. 5 pieces for each track, otherwise I did not encounter any major problems. Unfortunately there are no walkaround pictures of this tank, only a few close up pictures of which some are from the proto type or an earlier version than Academy’s. There are no clear parts for the optics. Instead there are decals included in the kit, but I used the optic decals from MK1 instead. The front respectively back lights have their glass parts supplied as separate parts but in usual plastic instead of clear plastic. The MK1 design certainly enhances the details on the kit. Especially the air intake (?) at the back that I thought would be difficult to ensemble but proved to come together rather easily. You are given the choice of using the smoke discharger without or with grenades. I was really pleased with their detail set. You can choose between their big set or buy the three sets separately. Voyager also has a detail set but it is not as detailed as MK1, but it can be worth checking out on their homepage. You can find a couple of more pictures of the unpainted tank here that may help to decide if you want to invest in the MK1 set LINK Sincerely: John
APR 30, 2018 - 10:01 PM
Thanks for the reply.
MAY 01, 2018 - 12:40 AM