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Panther ausf. F 'early fall in Alps, 1947'
kaiserine
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hello gentlemen,

It's been a while since my last post about it. I've started This one 6 months ago, and the ground build log can be seen here
As some of you know, I've been busy on the Crete diorama. there.

So here are few pics on this project, the groundwork hadn't changed a lot, but the Panther is now an Ausf. F.
I would have like a friend of mine build it for me, unfortunately, it was impossible, so I had to do it myself.

The panther is from DML
Photoetched part by Griffon Models and Voyager Models
The tracks (not finished) are from friul.

As you may notice, there is still a few work to be done on it.
Let me know what you think about it, and thanks for looking.







Alexandre.



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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 06:20 AM UTC
Hi there!

I think this vehicle is more suitable for a "what-if" project like this. I love the groundwork, it looks really "mountainlike"! Maybe some more ferns?

Gr.

Wijnand
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 09:33 AM UTC
Wijnand, if you read the title my friend it says 1947, so Alex is doing a what if in the Alps.

Great work so far, the ground work is just stunning.
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 11:42 AM UTC
Hi Alexandre,

That's looking terrific! Looking forward to seeing what camo scheme you put on the Panther. What figures will you be using? The Evo's?

Rudi

p.s. sorry I had to cut our conversation short last night - the matchsticks holding my eyelids open snapped
kaiserine
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 08:28 PM UTC
Thanks all!
>Rudi, I won't use the evolution on it, cause I've got another project in mind for 'em...

On this one, there is a pegaso/alpine/dust/nemrod squadron waiting for painting...
Thanks again for looking, I know this is an old project...

Update today!
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 09:00 PM UTC
Very

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kaiserine
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 01:59 AM UTC
Hello there,

A little more progress on the beast.
Please let me know your thoughts.
Best,
Alexandre



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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 06:37 AM UTC
Sorry for interupting your thread Alex; but Martyn I typed "LIKE THIS" this Panther F is more suitable for this diorama than the Panther (G)? you can see in the other thread.

Gr.

Wijnand

PS: What about the camouflage for the tank?
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 09:30 PM UTC
looking good. i can't find any faults at all with the tank. i think the grass in the dio needs dry brushing though to brake up the monotonous airbrushed look. I would advise quite a light green (unless the high altitude is supposed to have pretty much killed the grass of course). it's amazing how light you can go without ruining it.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:21 PM UTC
Alexandre, nice to see you didn't abandoned this project. I'm looking forward to see how you tackle the Panzer.
Primož
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 11:49 PM UTC

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Sorry for interupting your thread Alex; but Martyn I typed "LIKE THIS" this Panther F is more suitable for this diorama than the Panther (G)? you can see in the other thread.

Gr.

Wijnand



Understood, sorry.
kaiserine
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:45 PM UTC
Hi there,
Thanks Luke and Batjur,
I do battle on this old diorama.

Cheers!
Alexandre.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 09:06 AM UTC
At least I found this other topic of yours !

G.

Great work so far !
kaiserine
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 03:34 AM UTC
Hi thanks Guy,

Little update with the very beginning of the painting stages.
The figure is primed with Citadel Black Chaos, then the helmet is painted using hairspray way, glued to the head after.
I apologize for the pics quality..
I'm planning to realize a leibermuster pattern on the trousers of this one.



Cheers,
Alexandre.
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 04:41 AM UTC

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I'm planning to realize a leibermuster pattern on the trousers of this one.
.



Great model! And coooooool, somebody that is going to do the leibermuster pattern!!! Now that's something I'm looking forward to!

Model superbe! Et cooooool, quelqu'un qui va faire la camouflage leibermuster! Je suis énormément curieux de voir ça!



John (late war, experimental, whatif freak)
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 06:20 AM UTC
Hi!

This is an interesting and nice work, since I love the panther F too.
Btw, the figure is from which maker? Or, you built it by yourself from the bottom?
The pose that the figure has looks very realistic with great details.

Cheers!
Nam
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi John!!
Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you like this Panther.
The leibermuster won't be easy, but I will give it a try.
If you like wunderwaffen & What If, stay tuned, the next Figures will be issued a Luftfaust.

Hi Nam, thanks, I like the ausf F too.
This figure can be found in the Nemrod Range, it's sculpted by C. Camillotte and get a very very lifelike pose and a lot of great details.

Here some progress..
The head painting and woolen toque :Hope you like.



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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 08:08 AM UTC
Looks great already ! G.
kaiserine
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 03:20 AM UTC
Thanks my friend,

Now gentlemen, I bring you some pics of the head painting of one of the panther crew.
Hope you like, frequent updates will follow this one...

Have a great week end all of you.



G'bye,
Alexandre.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 04:22 AM UTC
Good work Alex, really nice job on the figures. What is the camoflauge pattern you mentioned?
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 05:03 AM UTC
Hey, great work thus far. Really impressive. The pic did not show for me, but I have the link.

-Mike
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 05:17 AM UTC
Hi thanks Mike. Strange that the pics doesn't work..

Martyn,

"the Leibermuster pattern was intended to replace all previous patterns used by both the whermacht and the waffen SS. It was manufactured using special light absorbing dyes to counter observation by infra-red night vision devices."

Waffen SS Camouflage uniforms & Post-War derivatives

Very few soldiers at the end of the war seems to have been issued with it.
Cheers.
Alex.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 07:18 AM UTC
Oh yes, it is the really funny one. I know what you mean.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 07:46 AM UTC
Great work Alex, the guy looks really grumpy, great work on the cap. what colours did you use
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 11:03 AM UTC
Alex. Awsome. Been Following this one for a LOOOOOONG time. The F looks great, more suited than the late G you was using. Who makes the Tanker? I also have a home for him, I want to change his head though. Looking forward to the paint job on the F, pretty much anything goes, mind you I think Octopus was going to be the next camo order?Looks Great on a King Tiger, never seen a Panther wearing it? Keep up the great work LOL Geraint