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Panther G

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Igor Bobanovic shares with us some images of his Panther Ausf G. The model used for this build is the Tamiya offering in 1/35th scale. Igor scratch built the side schurzen using aluminium and styrene sheets, the turret armour was also added via the same material. The model was painted using Vallejo paints and I rather like the paint scheme.
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About Igor Bobanovic Colic (Igorbc)
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Comments

The work looks great, but I'm a little dubious about the paint scheme. Looks a bit WWI-ish. All in all, interesting to look at which is good!
DEC 31, 2015 - 01:25 PM
I know there are pics of Panthers from Pz. Abt. 25, 15.Pz. Gren. Div. that were in the Oderbrueck near Kuestrin in very early 2/45. They were apparently painted in alternating olivgrun RAL 6003 and rotbraun RAL 8017 wide stripes separated by thin dunkelgelb stripes. No indication the camo extended to the upper surfaces either; apparently that was a practice of the other factories and not MNH - which built this particular batch. So, I think based on the few pics I've seen what it needs to bring it more in spec is a few more thinner bands of green and brown so you can get in at least one more across the front, and more diagonal. See how in the pic the gelb stripes on the mantle go over the two ports at ~45, rather than nearly vertical as on the kit? And they are obviously freehand, not as hard-edge as the model. A variation of the MNH pattern, who can say? The pertinent data was burned during the bomb raids. Also, the difference between the green and brown is not so easy to tell. Perhaps an argument can be made they were og all over with gelb stripes only? I don't have access to better pics so I can't tell.
DEC 31, 2015 - 02:30 PM
I did a Jagdpanther in a similar soft-edged scheme, but using gelb over red primer with an off-white to separate the other two:
DEC 31, 2015 - 02:38 PM
Very nice model of a "Kustrin Panther" in February 1945. However I dont think that these Panthers would have lived long enough to get as dirty as the OP has depicted as the Soviets would have destroyed them long before they would have had the chance Also you may have chosen a slightly too dark red brown
DEC 31, 2015 - 04:33 PM
Great job on your Panther, love the camo.
DEC 31, 2015 - 08:33 PM
Thanks for your comments.
JAN 02, 2016 - 02:56 PM
This camouflage was found in german magazine called Hobby Fan which I found to be very intresting
JAN 02, 2016 - 03:01 PM
Great work! To answer the questions of the paint scheme here's a photo of a Panther G with that type of camo. I don't know what unit this vehicle is from and when this photo was taken.
JAN 08, 2016 - 03:34 AM
LINK heres a link to the panther it goes over all you need to know about the tank and has drawings of actual vehicles from the war
JAN 08, 2016 - 03:38 AM
While the application may not be perfect, the pattern is quite correct for a WWII Panther. Jeff
JAN 08, 2016 - 03:50 AM