Building the Panther Ausf G Dragon 1/35 scale
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There’s no accounting for tastes at the time of deciding which kit to build. However, quite apart from this fact, nearly everybody who develops this activity, has, on occasion come upon with a panther. Perhaps, some of you will shelve the kit, accumulating a lot of dust together with other future projects. Others like me, will decide to ignore our own taste, following that old characteristic saying from fans of military vehicles: “Everybody must build a Panther, once or twice during the life”.
The Panther is one of the tanks which received most attention from the kits manufacturers. All operational versions were offered, injected in plastic, besides of some which didn’t go beyond the prototype stage.
Here, you have a report of the 1/35 D, A and G versions, which can be easily purchased at shops around the world.
As it was said above, the kit used to build this model, was the old Panther G from Dragon. Unlike the first Tamiya and Italeri kits, this Panther is very good indeed, in spite of having been manufactured long ago, since Dragon/DML, used Gunze moulds from 1987 (superb) to do this IR version.
To detail the model, I used a Royal Model set #031 for the Jagdpanther, that although it wasn’t especially designed for this kit, I made good use of many parts. The aluminium barrel was replaced with one from Jordi Rubio.
Editor note: During the photographic session the right side track was damaged.
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