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26th panzer regt panther marking Romania?
phil2015
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:13 PM UTC
I'd like to model a Panther from 26th panzer (subordinated to GD) in Romania in the April/May 1944 timeframe. I'm not having much luck finding anything about their markings online. Does anyone have a pointer to a source online or in print where I could do some research?

Thanks,
Phil
marcb
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
In Romania Pz Reg 26 had early/ mid Ausf A's with zimmerit, like these:



They carried a white outline turret number on the side, often covered with spare tracks, and a solid black number on the 3/4 rear plate.







Operation Bagration, summer 1944.



Hope that helps.
Grindcore
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 02:06 AM UTC
Star has some markings from East Prussia that might work.

https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/srd35855.htm
phil2015
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 02:24 AM UTC
Yes, Marc, that's a huge help. Thanks very much.

@grindcore - have you used Star Decals? Are they good quality decals?
Lada_Niva
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC
You could take a look on Axis History Forum.
I didn't have much luck on it yet with very specific research I wanted to do.
But maybe you will have some more luck.
marcb
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 03:52 AM UTC
I've tried Star decals over zimmerit, and they wouldn't soften, so they just stayed flat.

You could try make your own mask using this tool:
https://www.amazon.com/TGC1311-Gyro-Cut%C2%AE-Cutting-Tool/dp/B00VTR7PU6

Or this stencil set from Voyager:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/voyager-model-pea176-german-tank-stenciling-template-1--215879

Archer makes dry transfers:
https://www.archertransfers.com/AR35060W.html
phil2015
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 04:24 AM UTC

I was thinking I would use the archer transfers. I'd like to try using a stencil though, so maybe I'll do that.
Grindcore
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 04:33 AM UTC
Not recently, but they are very thin, I liked them.
marcb
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 04:42 AM UTC
Phil,

They make the same numbers in black. (For the 3/4 rear.) You can fill those in with acrylic paint, like Vallejo, etc.