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Panther Ausf G Late-1/35 Tamiya
john3591
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 01:19 PM UTC
I decided to start my second build. My Tiger 1 is on hold until I find the missing part, order a new one or scratch build one. This is the Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf G late. I am going with some aftermarket parts on this one, metal barrel, PE screens and single link tracks. The barrel is by Aber, PE is Eduard and track links are Tamiya.I have the track links but am still awaiting the PE and barrel. I am using the kit decals for tank turret number 301 of the 9th Pz Division in Poland 1944 in ambush camouflage.---John





plastickjunkie
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 03:11 PM UTC
What part do you need?
john3591
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 04:11 PM UTC
The part that went missing is E11, a round plate that sits atop the exhaust on 5 studs. It's 7mm in diameter with 5 raised bolt heads on top of it. I went to the Academy site but saw no where to inquire about missing or lost parts.---John
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 07:52 PM UTC
please post a picture of the notice showing the missing parts, many of us have full spare part box, maybe someone can help you
john3591
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 10:35 PM UTC
Thank you. The part is round 7mm in diameter and thin, maybe 1/2 mm in thickness. It has 5 raised protrusions. It can be seen here atop the exhaust unit of my 1/35 Academy Tiger 1 Early.---John
PanzerFloor
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 11:39 PM UTC
May i suggest you to make it yourself..?, it looks like a simple pice to create
plastickjunkie
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 11:48 PM UTC
I went thru my stuff and donít have that as a spare. If you have a punch set it will be very easy to scratch out. The bolts can be carefully sliced off from a not so visible part from any other model and glued on the disc. You can use the plastic advertisement cards sent as junk mail for the disc. I have a stack of these cards and use them for things like this and other scratch building.

Harbor Freight sells a handy punch set under $10 .

EDIT: I just went on the Harbor Freight site and the very same punch set I bought (item# 95547) on sale for $9.99 2 or 3 years ago is $40 now!

john3591
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 03:59 AM UTC
All taken care of, I have the Evergreen card stock and plenty of stretched sprue. I was just hoping that Academy might have a spare part department like Revell use to. Off to scratch it up!---John
marcb
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 04:03 AM UTC
301, as on the box art is actualy from 2 PD during the Ardennes offensive.


Enjoy your build.
john3591
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 04:08 AM UTC
I have the top and bottom mated. There was a bit of pushing and pulling to close up the gaps but it fits decent now. I can't go much further as I need the PE mesh and I need to order more dark yellow paint.---John

john3591
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 04:12 AM UTC
Marc-I saw that 301 was actually at Ardennes and abandoned most likely due to lack of fuel. I'm no sure where I got the mis information about it being in Poland.---John
marcb
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 04:29 AM UTC
John,

It's an older kit. Research then wasn't what it is today.
It's still a fun build.
Specific to the Panther was the track sag. The track should touch the third road wheel.


You could spray the small dots on the camo, through a hole punched in a piece of cardboard.
john3591
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thanks, I saw somewhere where it was the 3rd wheel it hit.---John
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 09:08 AM UTC
Tamiya's Panther G individual tracks have solid guide teeth, when they should be hollow. Lots of other maker's products you could use instead. If you don't want to spend the additional money, the simplest workaround would be to muddy up the tracks, though you'd still need some correct links for the spare track racks.
john3591
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:50 AM UTC
I started work on the turret. I gave it a quick coat of buff inside as I am thinking of leaving the hatch open and maybe using the commander figure. I may also try to find a driver figure too.---John

Khouli
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 06:13 PM UTC
The turret interior was most definitely 'Creimweiss' (or 'off-white'). The interior of the hatches were sometimes painted dunkelgelb so that they matched the exterior when open.
john3591
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:54 AM UTC
I added all I can until I get the PE parts and paint. I don't want to do the front hatches as I am going to try to find figures for those areas.---John
dhines
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
Nice build so far, I look forward to seeing it finished. I have the same kit half built staring at me from the shelf of shame. Will follow your build with much interest. Best regards....Dale
john3591
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 06:02 AM UTC
The new Aber metal barrel came in the post today from Poland. Now all I need is the PE set from Australia then the paint.---John
john3591
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
The metal barrel is assembled and installed.---John

john3591
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC
I have the barrel and mantlet added to the turret and set it on the hull to see what it looked like. I am highly impressed with the Aber barrel. I also just painted the wheels and sprockets dark yellow. Now to paint the rubber on the road wheels.---John

john3591
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 04:12 AM UTC
I started assembling road wheels and painting the rubber on them.---John
WilliamHarry
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 12:06 PM UTC
Great job on the tires! I have heard that the Tamiya Panther G's lack certain details but I have never read the specifics. They look good to me. Can anyone enlighten us?

Thanks!

Bill
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 12:58 PM UTC
It's an old school kit, but it builds up nicely.

There are bump strips outboard of the drivers and RO hatches, a plug on a chain for the mg, inner flaps for the front fenders if towing hooks are attached, a small triangular brace on the rear turret lifting hook, some lifting hooks on the engine deck, pins and chains for the spare track holders, pie wedges for the crew comp heater, pins for the towing hooks and some more.

A good etch set (Aber, newer Eduard, etc) set of instructions will hightlight the missing bits.

This list, http://missinglinks2.tripod.com/Panther.pdf, has a pretty comprehensive guide to bringing the old girl up to scratch.

The drawings in the Achtung Panzer are really helpful.
Good luck,
Mike
WilliamHarry
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC
Thanks!
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