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Armor/AFV: Braille Scale
1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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Esci Panther tank
giorgiobis
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 01:52 AM UTC
In time of Covid-19, the imperative is #restiamoacasa (don't go out!!).
Our hobby comes back to help: an old box with all its accessories just waiting to be mounted...













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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 02:15 AM UTC
I think there was someone on this site trying to organise a coronavirus build campaign...not sure how they're getting on with that?
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 03:07 AM UTC
Ah yes, the old ESCI Panther from their good old days! Nice to see one of these ESCI originals brought to life again. COVID-19 has affected our area recently so I too will likely be resurrecting something from the earlier times to build. I'll be watching with keen interest.

Cheers,
--Jan
giorgiobis
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:19 PM UTC
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 09:33 PM UTC
Hi Giorgio, nice project,I will follow with much interest. I sincerely hope Italy recovers from its current situation, we are just starting to see the effects from the virus here in Canada. Hopefully the world can overcome this unprecedented danger to our way of life and the social freedoms we all take for granted. Best regards..........Dale
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:43 PM UTC
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 01:47 AM UTC
Very nice work. I have a few Esci boxes in the stash. Maybe its time to open them up. I wish You good luck in Italy. Hopefully I can visit Your wonderfull country again this summer !
giorgiobis
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 04:06 AM UTC
maybe I'll start him painting...





giorgiobis
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:07 AM UTC
I made the changes to the schurzen.
I confess I assembled the ki without proper documentation.
Are there any suggestions for the camo and the department?
Thank you
gio







Naseby
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 08:50 AM UTC
Althou Im not a Panther expert, I think You will find more Panther G mid productions with schurzen with Zimmerit than without. Maybe the Grossdeutschland division in late 1944 had some without Zimmerit ?
giorgiobis
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:29 PM UTC
....camouflage de fantaisie. J'espère me rattraper avec des lavages et de la saleté
Ma prochaine Panthère sera un kit plus jeune et un bon livre.





giorgiobis
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 02:03 AM UTC
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giorgiobis
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 03:40 AM UTC
Ciao
I finally came to the end
I got a bit bummed out, but I had to try out new colours and new techniques.
All in all a satisfactory result... or not?













WilliamHarry
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:06 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Althou Im not a Panther expert, I think You will find more Panther G mid productions with schurzen with Zimmerit than without. Maybe the Grossdeutschland division in late 1944 had some without Zimmerit ?



This Panther is an "A", not "G". All Panther As had zimmerit.

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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:57 PM UTC
I found a similar treasure in my stash . . . the old Esci Panzer II. I hope to do it the same justice that you accomplished!

Bill
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 11:17 PM UTC
Not quite all As has Zimmerit. ‘Elna’ of I./PR.6 is an obvious exception. No doubt there were a few others from the start of the production run too.

By the way Giorgio, the two outer pipes either side of the left exhaust pipe were inlets for cooling air, so would not rust like the exhausts.
giorgiobis
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 07:52 PM UTC
thank you.
I have made the correction
gio