Panther Ausf. G

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About the Author

About Ralph Emerson M. Dabao (shonen_red)

I love building models and especially painting the interior and those tiny details. As with models, I do prefer building them out of the box and making it out the best I could. It has been 2 years since I started being serious in my hobby and Armorama has helped me a lot - from simple questions to c...


Great build and very well weathered! It's the livery shown on the box of the kit... shouldn't it have sharp edges? Anyway, excellent work!
FEB 15, 2007 - 08:49 PM
Nice build. The only critisizism I have, and it might be due to photography, would be that there appears to be some excess shine to the paint. Greg.
FEB 16, 2007 - 09:40 AM
Hi Ralph, Great looking build. Love the two tone camouflage. I know most stuff is painted in the three tone, but I do like yellow/green or yellow/ red combinations. The thing that caught my eye was the track on the left side at the rear. It looks like the transition from the idler to the roadwheels is a bit kinked or flat. Minor point. Outstanding work. I'd go . Joe
FEB 16, 2007 - 07:57 PM
I love to see more finished builds of the Smart panther! To me it is a measure of success of the concept and the subject matter choice. Two little suggestions and one question. The mg port plug was attached to the upper edge of the glacis plate at a small tab and held in place with a thin chain. The horizontal bar of the rear light, just below and to the right of the LHS stowage box was a deep blue or purple. Maybe it is the photo, but in the rear on shot, the shadows for the hull side extensions look like there is a gap on either side of the rear plate. Back to working on mine, hopefully for AMPS , with all 497 other late G's on the table then... Mike
FEB 16, 2007 - 08:07 PM
The good model has turned out at you...But here color of a green camouflage is a little deformed,or the photo so has turned out....As what paint worked(firm)?Thanks.
FEB 17, 2007 - 02:18 PM
Wow! It's finally uploaded! Thanks loads. As for the blocked MG port, just call it lazyness :-) :-) I have no idea on how to attach them once the hull had mated. Thanks for all the inputs! I'll carry them over to the next Panther I'll be working on in the future
FEB 17, 2007 - 08:24 PM
Good job on the Panther. Thanks for sharing
FEB 19, 2007 - 12:38 PM
Ralph. thanx for sharing your Panther w/ us. You've done an exceptional job on the paint camo. I like the color scheme. the details are clean and thorough. Keep up the great work. How bout a Night Panther?
FEB 20, 2007 - 09:35 AM
Thank you kind sir! The Night Panther? Maybe when DML makes a new kit of this model, I'll dig it in :-) :-) Seriously. I'd like to stay away from the old moulds. Or maybe I'll grab another Panther (A,D,G) and attach the IR equipment found in DML's halftrack with IR equipment. In a few weeks time, I'll dig in with the D version in the Ardennes. Stay tuned
FEB 20, 2007 - 09:48 AM
Hi Ralph. Nice clean build and excellent camo. Love the sand/green camo. I also like the slight sheen of the tank ... gives it a metallic look. To nit-pick ... I would suggest adding to the weathering a little. Light pin-washes around details, and more consistent dirt on the lower hull and running gear would add a lot.
FEB 20, 2007 - 12:08 PM