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Hello everyone

So for reference, I would take the Panther D # 433 of the Panzer Abteilung 51 Kursk 1943 for some details!
But in the end it will be the 445 of the Grobdeutschland which was in Karachev also in 1943!
My reference photos are not many but I would do it with!

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For the beginnings of this montage, I started with the foundry effect that remains subtle on the Panther compare to heavy tanks as for the Jagtiger!

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  I removed the little piece of plastic that simulated the hook of the maintenance of the shell loading door, by that of the kit Voyager model!

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Let's stay on the turret with the loading hatch to which, and seeing that it will be open, improve the closing system that will be, seeing!
It will not mount immediately because it will be painted before it is glued!

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the racks of the right and left edge lot, a sacred experience of patience with the number of pieces that compose them! It will remain the holding pins to put!

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Front part of the Panther with the carters! For these, I wanted to make them damage like the reference photo seen from the front!

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Still for the casings, there are 2 reinforcements at right angles which were taken on the chassis for more solidity!

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The tube was not bad in its kind!

It will remain to put the link chain which will itself be welded to the tube and connected to the clasp (it will remain open)!
The tube supports are not welded because I have to adjust their locations!

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I added on the fans the hooks that allowed the holding of these with photo-cut pieces!

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in the next picture, we can see them!

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The sequel is the design of smoke spears!
I can tell you, that I had a dog trouble doing them (especially the trigger cables with the means of the board)!

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Otherwise, to finish the turret, I made the weld seams on the rear skirt in magic sculp!

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here are some general pictures of my progress back!
You will notice, that the two covers on the engine hatch have undergone a transformation!
The original handles had been modified and those on almost all the Panther D on Kursk by handles bet outwards!
Place to the tofs!
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The taillights!

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One of the two supports which is at the back with its pin!

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The back boxes !!

I am currently on those! There is still a little work on it!

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The road chair!

I retrieved an old road chair from the Griffon Model (my favorite brand) to which I scoured the paint and entirely
boned to refit it!
The maintenance chain is the Voyager kit!
Rest the handle and it will be finished!

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Here is the extinguisher redone and that looks a lot like the real ones of the time!

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For the continuation and the end of the welding, I embellished the shürzen supports supplied with the PE Voyager!
And in terms of time, you really had to take it! Around 5 hours to make 14 in total!
I show you the plans and you will understand better why and how!

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Otherwise I started making two boxes (one wooden / one steel) with plastic card that comes from the sim card holders!
These will go above the extractors in the back on their supports!

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Here are the pictures (without the caterpillar because I'll put the one from Friul when they will be ok to answer me for my order) to give you like even a preview where I am made!
There are many pieces that are set to white!

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Oh Whaouw... I'm so impressed by your work. You definitely are a perfectionnist and ... of course it looks PERFECT. Now I know who I can ask some advive when I will struggle with PE parts. Thank you so much for sharing your experience Gerald.
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Thank you very much Alain for your comment.
Perfectionist is a big word but I try to stick the subject to reality.
All is not perfect I reassure you. [biggrin]
As for advice, it will be a pleasure to share them with you.
I'll put you a Panther G who is ready for painting too.
I admit! I love to mount kits with PE [angel]


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You've done a cracking job with all the metal photo-etch parts, Gerald.  (Cracking is an English term for very, very good!)  You must have a mountain of patience to have completed all of that, and to such a high standard.  I'm really looking forward to following this build.
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thank you my friend [4833] .

What I did on it, everyone can do it [thumb] .
It's true that it's longer but the result is worth it in the end .
The basic principle of the PE :
Sand the sheets with 800 grit, being careful not to bend the small pieces and degreased well with acetone.
Once the piece is formed and ready to be glued degrease there again before.
I advise you to start if it's the first time you practice it, stick your parts with cyano gel.
The advantage of the gel is that you can apply small dots and thus, avoid contaminating your room.
Plus, you have the time to position it and squeeze the piece once placed.
And here are the friends it's easy as hello [biggrin] .

in the case of Panther D, I started welding.
This technique was a first for me.
But by dint of practicing, I got used to it and the pieces are much less fragile


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It's not my day [mad] [mad] .
I dropped my 2TB external hard drive with my photos. He is dead [frown][bawl][bawl]...
I had all the models and family photos..
I will put pictures that I had of an SD card I will put the few photos that I have with an SD card and explanations of the best possible.
I'm sorry the friends and confused.

First of all, I degreased all the alcohol parts at 90 °!
Then, I spent my coat of primer!

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After 24 hours of complete drying, I spent on all my subsets the Dunkelgelb RC060!

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Once done, I represented the camouflage in two steps!

First pass with RC049!

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Then in the second pass, I spent the RC054 to fade this green too flashy!

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Here is the result in pictures where I am!

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Otherwise here is a good part of aging made with different AK products and Abteilung oils to get where I am!
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Good! This is where I am now .

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Very nive paint job Gerald. Chipping is very realistic also, and weathering is great. Well done !!! Sorry for your external drive. RIP.
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As in good French! Merci mon ami [thumb] !

For the hard drive, it's mostly family photos.
I still have some pictures of armored finished but unpainted editing some of which were models for people around me.
I the post them story to participate in the forum and out of respect to Boby who created it and to you.
but some will be without continuation.


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You have some serious talent. Being one of the few armor fans in this forum I can tell you, sir, you are definitely one of the best I've seen. This is just beautiful workmanship and skill.

Fantastic!
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Thank you my friend for so much praise [1323] .

As I mentioned, my hard drive is HS since this afternoon with all my photos but I'm on a BTR 60 upgraded (Trumpeter) in parallel.

The editing is finished and I will start painting in a while.
It will be a real pleasure to explain to you that you love tanks on some technique that I use.


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EXCEPTIONAL photo etch and paint work. very nice pictures also. Thanks for sharing. Sorry about the loss of your images and the hard drive! OUCH!
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I'm glad you like my friend.
I really appreciate your comment and I thank you .


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Looking very nice indeed, Gerald, as has already been said, you are a master at the weathering of armored vehicles.  Sorry to hear about your hard drive.  Is it possible to take it to a local IT specialist store or company, to see if they can recover the pictures somehow?  I know it can sometimes be done, but I have no idea how.
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Again thank you my friend for your comment that makes me very happy.  [6580] .
For my hard drive, I had it analyzed and it is really dead.
If he was not activated when he fell, he could have been saved .
Good! I still have to start all over again my image library.




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