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ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 02:48 PM UTC
Francisco Gutierrez shares some pictures of his steel wheeled Panther A in 1/35.



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bill_c
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
Really well-done.
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 01:54 PM UTC
Yes, it is really well done; only problem is that that isn't a steel-wheeled Panther. Looks like regular wheels to me; notice they're dished and not flat with prominent bolts around the perimeter. Heck, it looks like you even painted the rubber rims on them! Doesn't detract that you did a great job on it; its just not a steel-wheel Panther, that's all.
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 07:50 PM UTC

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Really well-done.



Hi Bill, many thanks for your kind words, i'm glad you like it.
Cheers and TC
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 08:26 PM UTC

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Yes, it is really well done; only problem is that that isn't a steel-wheeled Panther. Looks like regular wheels to me; notice they're dished and not flat with prominent bolts around the perimeter. Heck, it looks like you even painted the rubber rims on them! Doesn't detract that you did a great job on it; its just not a steel-wheel Panther, that's all.



Hi Frank,

many thanks for your kind and accurat comments, i'm glad that in spite of everything you like it.
You are right, there is a photo, the first one, which is how it was about 5 years ago, and that it was my first model back to the hobby for about 25 years, in which it is evident that there is no metal on the wheels, obviously, no I knew it, hence the error.
When I revisited it, one of the things I touched on was the running gear, but the product used, from what I see, was not the right one, as it is too dark, along with the intense weathering, which makes it "not shine".
I have another rear Panther finished, in 3 tones, and this one does have "metal" wheels, because I used a "metallic" finish, which according to the light it reflects, shines like a knife or sword.
I do not know if it will be excessive, hence the fear that it seems something "strange" and not having used it in this Panther.
In any case, thank you very much for your time to see and comment.
Cheers and TC
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 11:32 PM UTC
Great work, I've been building models for years but, have just recently come back to the hobby after some years away. Work like this is so inspirational. Thanks for sharing it with us. Watto.