Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A part 7. Interior is finished

In-box comparison Takom build so far Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. Part 5.    Well I ended up closing up the turret without cutting out the top. I experimented with the Zvezda Panzer IV which is still unfinished, but ended up deciding against a half-attempt of a cutaway. I used Meng’s zimmerit … Continue reading Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A part 7. Interior is finished

Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A, Rye Fields Panther Ausf G, comparison of the builds part 5. – Interior is getting ready

  In-box comparison Takom build so far Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. Rye Fields build so far Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. I decided to do a joint post since both tanks are in the same state right now, and some comparison between the two is quite timely. Well. In short: … Continue reading Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A, Rye Fields Panther Ausf G, comparison of the builds part 5. – Interior is getting ready

Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A with interior part 4. (plus testing AK’s streaking grime and dark wash)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Now the hard part. I have been building the model now and then, adding bits here and there, but avoided to address the main issue: creating a cutaway. I decided to can the idea. I know, it is anticlimatic, but I realized that this should have done before even … Continue reading Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A with interior part 4. (plus testing AK’s streaking grime and dark wash)

Rye Field Models Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf G with interior Part 3.

  Part 1. Part 2. Since I started both Panthers (RFM and Takom), I will add some observations to help with the comparison of the two kits. Engine and transmission These are pretty straightforward bits; nothing major. The detail is nothing sort of amazing. The central rod which holds the controls (handles and pedals) is … Continue reading Rye Field Models Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf G with interior Part 3.

Pegasus Models 1/144 Nautilus part 1. Interior

Well, while the Panthers are being built, and the baby is growing, I do, of course, have plenty of time for a new kit. Obviuosly.   I am not sure what really made me buy it; once I happened to stumble upon a photo of the model I just had to have it. The interior … Continue reading Pegasus Models 1/144 Nautilus part 1. Interior

Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A with interior part 3.

Part 1 of the build Part 2 of the build Since I started the RFM Panther as well, I will add some observations to help with the comparison of the two kits. Let’s get the tracks out of the way. Last week we assembled the RFM Panther’s tracks; let’s see how the Takom version compares. … Continue reading Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf A with interior part 3.

Rye Field Models Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf G with interior Part 2.

Part 1. Since I started both Panthers (RFM and Takom), I will add some observations to help with the comparison of the two kits. Let’s get the tracks out of the way. They are workable tracks, which is a first for me (unless you count MiniArt’s clip-together tracks as workable.) I have to say they … Continue reading Rye Field Models Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf G with interior Part 2.

Rye Field Models Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf. G with interior Part 1. (Turret part 1)

Great blog building the same kit with a similar philosophy. I bought both Takom and Rye Field models, and decided to build them side-by-side. This is the Rye Field Models Panther. The Takom build is running parallel. If you want to see the corresponding parts, please see this link. (I probably will do a side-by-side … Continue reading Rye Field Models Sd.Kfz. 171. Panther Ausf. G with interior Part 1. (Turret part 1)

Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panzher Ausf A with interior part 2.

Part 1 of the build Since I started the RFM Panther as well, I will add some observations to help with the comparison of the two kits. If you want to paint the interior, unfortunately you need to deviate from the suggested roder of assembly. I skipped the steps which detailing the outside of the … Continue reading Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panzher Ausf A with interior part 2.

Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panzher Ausf A with interior Part 1.

2018 will be the year of the Panther, probably; several companies have issued their Panther models, and two of these models have a full interior included: Rye Fields’ and Takom’s. There is also a Trumpeter 1/16 one coming out -also with full interior. I bought both Takom and Rye Field models, and decided to build … Continue reading Takom Sd.Kfz. 171. Panzher Ausf A with interior Part 1.