Friday, October 26, 2007

Tigers,Panthers and stugs ...oh my!











I have Been working on a late production Panther g with chin mantlet. A nightfighter ....or as the german called them werewolfs. These were tanks,self-propelled gun,half-tracks equip with infar-red. I want to do something differnt. A subject that most people don't do. So I did a night fighter panther G. I have been working on this kit for the last 3 or 4 years on and off. All I have to do now is paint the tracks and finish painting the panther. I'm really happy with the end results so far. I used the dml Panther kit. I took parts from some of my tamiya panthers kits and the rest I found in my junk box. A box I put the left overs from other kits that I have done. Here what I use on the kit. Tamiya panther tracks (individual tracks...you have to put each track together). Parts from the Tamiya Panther g "steel wheel"kit. I used the infar-red scopes from this kit. It has a metal barrel. Metal schuzen mounts (side skirts) which I bent up. They were damge very easily in combat. I "wired" up all the scopes. I scratch built the rear battery pack on the rear of the tank. I used various photo-etched parts on the kits. Metal parts that gives it a more realistic look. I will post the pictures of the panther that inspier me to build this model. So you know what the hell I'm talking about when I say I wired up the scopes. Along with some of the other kits that I have built. Such as my prize winning sturmtiger(stormtiger) and my mid production tiger with interior. As soon as I have picture of the panther I will post them too.

7 comments:

Tattooed & Atheist (T&A) said...

Very cool! I'm looking forward to the photos!

tina said...

Whoa, that's quite awhile to be working on a model, but I bet it turns out to be awesome. Bet it's not hard to buy you stuff for christmas..lol!

tina said...

Bob, check this out. I posted a video of this on my other blog, 360, but I know you have a hard time accessing any video, so here is a link, I think you will be very interested in it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html

tina said...

Ok, at the end it got cut off...the address, at the end it is..html, sorry.

Larro said...

You could bring em over here. Robin's really good at the close-up shots with our camera.

James said...

I love it!! I dig this kind of stuff too but I'm more of an admirer then a builder. Although I do like to put together WWII (and other) airplane/jet kits now and then.

I'm not very good at it but I can appreciate how much work goes into making these kits and especially making them look as good as yours.

It'll be cool to see more pix. And congrats on the award that you won!!! That's bitchin' cool. Oops, I said bitchin.' That shows my age a bit but oh well, I'm not one who worries about my age. Nor my hair, as once it started to fall out I just shaved it bald.

BEAST said...

Ya one hell of a crazy nut.........and I say it as a compliment.

Haven't touched a model in ages. You have reminded me of a long-ago passion which I had many years back.

Regards
Beast