I'm back again with another tank. Tamiya's lovely Jagdpanther. Had a lot of fun with this one, but I do need to not leave such a big gap between builds!
I keep forgetting how I did things. Anywho about this kit, I have added Bronco tracks mixed with the tracks that came with the tank. I used these around the drive sprockets, I couldn't get the Bronco one's to fit! The barrel is from Aber. My son, who was 'helping me,' decided to trim the tip off the kit one with my side cutters! Doh!
I weathered the tank with Tamiya textured mud and used their panel line wash also. This worked well I thought for the spots of oil around the hull. I do think the green colour isn't quite right and it might have the wrong exhausts for late model Jagdpanther that the markings depict. But all in all an enjoyable build.
Please any tips most welcome.
Last edit: 5 years 3 months ago by rwkennard. Reason: Typo
hope mine comes out looking that good
very nice job
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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
That's a really nice looking beastie. Yes the exhausts are for an A rather than a later G, but if you wanted to you could attack the left hand one remove the small side pipes, match the exhaust to the right hand one and you'd have a very good representation of the late/ final cast exhaust pots. I love this one, and admire the fact that you've actually finished a model, something I rarely do.
Gotta agree with the others here. Excellent work.
A really nice combo of crisp detail and suitable weathering.
It looks kinda dusty and yet 'clean' - eg the tools - at the same time.
My preference - WW2 RNZAF & Pacific Theatre, Allied & Axis, ETO, Mediterranean, AFV & figures
I enjoy doing research
Thank you all for your comments. I really need to do more research on the models I make to get things right. I was kinda relying on the instruction but they got a bit vague
re. exhaust, crew air cooling fan.
The photos where taken in direct sunlight, I think this is why the weathering doesn't show up as well. I find I get a bit heavy handed with the over spray at the end.
I would like to try a diorama at some stage, I know where to come for advice.
Bishop, that has got to be a first! Someone admiring the fact that I got something finished! Thank you... you made my day.
Once again cheers fellas, Hope to be back soon.