Befehls Panther Ausf.G Späte (IR)

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After the first application of brown wash I applied another Kleer cote and played with the other Mig wash the Dark Brown. The next step was sealing all of this with a MM satin varnish (acrylic) which is my preferred one. In the next step I started applying self made filters / overall washes. I used few artists oils highly diluted with white spirit. I used the following colours: Dunkelgrun, Red, Yellow Napple, and Burnt Sienna. The green, yellow and red filters have been applied on the corresponding colours and the burnt sienna filter was used (in addition to the green one) on upper part of the hull.

After the extensive washes and filters it was the right time to start the chipping. The chips on the green paint were made with Vallejo Hull Red often on a lighter green base. Chips on the brown-red have been made with dark green paint to simulate the dunkelgrun base coming out. I used Hull Red and dark green paints to create chips on the yellow surfaces. The markings on the turret were also "damaged" with a green paint and a fine brush. Following a friend's idea I rusted the anti aircraft plates on the turret and on the engine deck. It was done with a paste made of Burnt Sienna oil paint mixed with some White Spirit and generously applied with a soft, round brush. When the paste dried rusty and dark earth pigments were used to finish up the look of the additional armor . The same mixture of Burnt Sienna and White Spirit was applied over the exhausts mufflers.

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About Pawel RZYMSKI (spitfire303)


I am pleased you approve of the edit Pawel.
NOV 17, 2010 - 05:30 AM
great job buddy, very subtle finish
NOV 20, 2010 - 08:51 PM
Thank you Cris
NOV 23, 2010 - 11:27 PM
Hi Pawel That's a very nice panther! Just can't get enough of those beautiful kitty's. A question though, was the exstra top-armour a field modyfication, or was it done in the factory? I have a set myself, and I wonder, if it's official factory work, shouldn't it be painted like the rest of the vehicle? On the other hand, it looks so much cooler, in rotoxid..... Best regards Jacob
NOV 24, 2010 - 01:52 AM
Hi Jacob, thank you for your comments. About the extra armour. I think it is a field modification. I've checked the Jentz's book and the only information I found is on the very end of the book just before the Panther F section. Modifications to be done by troops starting from December 44 from pieces of schurzen (it would work for the rear armour but not for the big one on the top of the turret) My issue is that the very few pictures I found show Panthers with zimmerit coating (zimmerit was stooped in September 1944 and in december/ january most of the vehicle would be without zimmerit). It's a pitty Herbert Hackerman is not here any more he would have helped. The story of this extra armor is not clear for me. spit
NOV 24, 2010 - 08:50 PM
Pawel You're so right about Herbert, he would probably know a thing or two. Anyway, I think I've seen some pictures of Panthers w. zimmerit AND this kind of add on armor. And I also think youre right about it being fieldmodification. Jacob
NOV 25, 2010 - 04:03 AM
Great work there !! I was already planning to get some of the upgrades. Now I'm really inspired by your Panther. Amazing job on the whole build, painting, weathering, AM parts... I'm speechless !!!
DEC 06, 2010 - 01:10 PM
Thanks Nito
DEC 08, 2010 - 09:44 AM
Pawal, This is possibly the best Panther I've ever seen. I have one question though, what is going on with the hull machine gun place? I've never noticed that on another kit before. MS
JUN 22, 2011 - 02:06 PM
Thank you Mark for the credit. Well, the plug on the front is something quite well known on Panthers. I think most often it was lost during the service but there are photos of it hanging beside more rarely in place. BTW the same plug was used on Tiger II but I've seen only one picture on 300 I have with this... interesting. Brian, thanks for your comments. I'm not a Panther specialist and never bothered to do a this or other factory Panther. However your comments are valuable and will take them under consideration doing another Panther another Time. This specific Panther was as S-F Panther from the very beginning and I stated it on the beginning of my blog here on armorama (quite a moment before). Thanks for the pictures.. I didn't know the first. It's really a beauty. The second is also very pretty I think I have one or two more of the same tank. thank you both spit
JUN 22, 2011 - 08:08 PM