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Befehls Panther Ausf.G
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Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 02:50 PM UTC
Pawel Rzymski shares with us his build of a Befehls Panther Ausf.G Späte (IR) and his methods of painting and weathering.

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Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 07:23 PM UTC
Beautiful work, Pawel!! A true masterpiece in my humble opinion.

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 09:16 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper. And Thank you Darren for editing my article so well.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 10:56 AM UTC
Good to see another masterpeice up as an article mate.

Very good reading too, interesting to have the whole build summarised in one article after seeing it develop over time.

Great stuff.

James
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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 01:25 AM UTC
Thank you James for the kind words. Nice to see around the "old guard"

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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 05:30 AM UTC
I am pleased you approve of the edit Pawel.
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Posted: Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 08:51 PM UTC
great job buddy, very subtle finish
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Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 11:27 PM UTC
Thank you Cris
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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 01:52 AM UTC
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.....
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Jacob
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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 08:50 PM UTC
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.

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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 04:03 AM UTC
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
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 01:10 PM UTC
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 !!!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 09:44 AM UTC
Thanks Nito
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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 02:06 PM UTC
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
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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 08:08 PM UTC
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

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