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MENG Jagdpanther!
TheLilPeashooter
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: March 04, 2018
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1676228789157105&id=195290177250981

Wunderbar.
Venko555
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Bulgaria
Joined: December 07, 2013
KitMaker: 715 posts
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
Great, although I have the Dragon one already, but assume that the price will be lower

I want also Tiger I Tunisia so much

hanb7323
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Daejeon, Korea / 대한민국
Joined: October 06, 2014
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Great new. I ordered Panther D yesterday
Tojo72
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
With all the extras included,looks like an old Dragon box.
Scarred
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
I was just contemplating ordering the Dragon kit but now I'm thinking I'm gonna wait.
Ringleheim
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Florida, United States
Joined: September 04, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 04:12 PM UTC
One thing I noticed right away: it has the gun cleaning rod storage tube mounted on the back, rather than on the left side as usual.

You see photos of Jagdpanthers with this configuration, but as far as I know, no kit has ever put it back there.

That alone makes it "Must have" for me.

I also notice a huge parts count, yet seemingly without interior. Are the tracks 5 parts per link or something? How is the part count getting that big for a Jagdpanther with no interior?

avenue
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Philippines
Joined: May 25, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 04:30 PM UTC

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https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1676228789157105&id=195290177250981

Wunderbar.


when will meng panther turrent bunker goibng to make available in hong kong?
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 05:59 PM UTC

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One thing I noticed right away: it has the gun cleaning rod storage tube mounted on the back, rather than on the left side as usual.

You see photos of Jagdpanthers with this configuration, but as far as I know, no kit has ever put it back there.

That alone makes it "Must have" for me.

I also notice a huge parts count, yet seemingly without interior. Are the tracks 5 parts per link or something? How is the part count getting that big for a Jagdpanther with no interior?




Each track link has two guide horns to attach. It's the Meng way, I'd bet.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 06:27 PM UTC

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One thing I noticed right away: it has the gun cleaning rod storage tube mounted on the back, rather than on the left side as usual.

You see photos of Jagdpanthers with this configuration, but as far as I know, no kit has ever put it back there.

That alone makes it "Must have" for me.

I also notice a huge parts count, yet seemingly without interior. Are the tracks 5 parts per link or something? How is the part count getting that big for a Jagdpanther with no interior?




Each track link has two guide horns to attach. It's the Meng way, I'd bet.



I expect that the tracks will be the same style as in their Ausf. A kit. 3 parts per link; 86 links per side. The tracks alone account for 516 pieces. Add another 92 pieces if the ice cleats are included. That's over 600 parts in just the tracks.
Ringleheim
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Florida, United States
Joined: September 04, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
I feared the huge parts number came from the tracks.

Well, I'd use Friuls anyway.

Soojet
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Ohio, United States
Joined: March 22, 2018
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 01:01 AM UTC

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I feared the huge parts number came from the tracks.

Well, I'd use Friuls anyway.




The huge part number for the tracks does sound excessive to me. You are probably right, it would just be easier to go the Friul route, as absurd as that sounds.
obg153
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Texas, United States
Joined: April 07, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
This will probably sound like a rant,, but I fail to see the reasoning kit makers use in having separate guide horns on any set of tracks. I've shied away from buying such kits for that reason alone. For me, the level of detail (which is not that visible when completed anyway) isn't worth the amount of time and frustration. You end up spending more time building tracks than the rest of the model.
TheLilPeashooter
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: March 04, 2018
KitMaker: 37 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC
Do correct me if I am wrong, but I think Bronco also produced the late panther tracks (in styrene) that should work for jagdpanthers.