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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building Trumpeters 1/16th Panther G
OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hi Guys, This is my first build since moving last May.
Anyone interested in this one ?



I have to get use to doing this all over.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
Oh yeah!
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 05:58 AM UTC
Dang Donald, at it again !!!
I've enjoyed ALL of your past builds and this one should be even cooler, if that's possible!
Thanks for all the well documented and graphically awesome presentations of past builds. You do good work !
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:41 AM UTC
LHS has one, I'll get one.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Here is the Start of the build.
The Lower Hull, Be careful with the fit as the parts only go one way.
You will have to drill out the Stop mounts as the holes are too small.







Now to start on the inside.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
Have this one in the stash, Dutch model shop did it at a great price. Will keep a close eye on the build.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
Had to delay my purchasing of one now the hobbyshop have them on backorder. As soon as they're in stock I'm ordering one.

Watching this build closely.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC
Here are what I believe are the Inner Parts of the Torsion Bars for the Panther. you have to be careful on which way you place the W1 parts . as shown below.





I'm working on the lower interior framing next.
Regards, Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 08:39 AM UTC
Have a little more done .




I'll be priming and painting the lower interior next.
Finished for now.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
I have the Lower Hull and some other parts painted


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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:36 AM UTC
I'm getting this kits soon but would you confirm something for me? Does the kit come with two mantlet one for the early and one with the chin?
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:39 AM UTC

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I'm getting this kits soon but would you confirm something for me? Does the kit come with two mantlet one for the early and one with the chin?



Yes it Does (Confirmed)
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC




INTERUPT INTERUPT INTERUPT INTERUPT INTERUPT

I screwed up here this is to warn you when building this kit. the Torsion Bars are too long . You may have to shorten them by about 2mm.I caught this almost too late, Here is what happened.




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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:50 AM UTC







That's all till after the Holidays.
Donald


(NOTE) Make shure the Swing Arms are Flush with the outside Hull
matlev
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:56 AM UTC
How is the moulding quality? Still in need of a barrel of putty for all the sinkmarks and lugs the size of indexfingers like in their King/Jagdtiger 1/16?

Mats
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC

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How is the moulding quality? Still in need of a barrel of putty for all the sinkmarks and lugs the size of indexfingers like in their King/Jagdtiger 1/16?

Mats



I haven't had any problems with sink marks sofar, just getting the parts to fit.
The holes in the lower hull have to be drilled out to get the torsion bars to fit all the way in. You have to assemble the inner frame, install all the inner bars to it, then fit the whole shebang into the lower hull while lining up all the pins on the inner bars up with their hole . It's a really tight fit.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 01:42 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

I'm getting this kits soon but would you confirm something for me? Does the kit come with two mantlet one for the early and one with the chin?



Yes it Does (Confirmed)
Donald



Excellent, I can build the cat I want without scratch building the chin.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC
I have the Suspension Parts ready to go.





Now to install them.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:42 PM UTC
I started with the Transmission supports first, if you don't you'll never get them in once the Torsion Bars with the swing arms are installed.

The tabs are too thick and need to be thinned .

Start with the edge near the Bars.

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:50 PM UTC




I'm working on the Transmission next.
anyone know what color it's supposed to be?
There's not a lot of detail on it.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 12:56 AM UTC
Donald do these pics of the Transmission help?

Schaltgetr-li by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Schaltgetr by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Endmontage-Gertr by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

hqdefault by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

27669606287_24ec740854_b by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

For anyone building Panther's regardless of scale I recommend this page. http://www.panther1944.de/index.php/en/
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
Thank You Very Much Darren, I sure these will be very useful to me and the other builders that are doing the Panther.
Regards.
Donald

Ps. note the Torsion Bars color.
It looks like the transmission is a lighter shade of Grey.
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hi Donald.

Glad they are a help. When I built my Takom Panther I di my transmission in RLM 02 which to my eye looks about right. As it matches the unrestored transmission's lower sides.

DSC_3392_11756 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_3393_11757 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 03:27 AM UTC
I had to use a little pursuasion to get the Firewall to fit right.



OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
Been working on the Transmission.

The Lines and hookups are mostly under the cover.