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Poll: Your advices! (14 members have cast votes)

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What variant of the Panther miniature should I build?

  1. Early (5 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  2. Late (9 votes [64.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.29%

What Camo-pattern should I paint on it?

  1. Panzergrau (4 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. Wintercamo (8 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  3. Some famous Woodland camo (describe which one!) (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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SndzkYugo #1 Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

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Greetings folks!



Let me present to you:


My modelling project about tanks, aircraft and naval vessels!






Featuring mostly Revell miniatures :smile:




Maybe a small introduction first:


I am not a newb to modelling. I have been doing Warhammer minatures some years ago, but to be honest, most of it is complete garbage. Later I eventually improved alot and did some decent ones, as you are going to see on the pictures in this post.

I didnt really do anything in this direction for the past 2-3 years, I dont really know why, probably because I simply lost interest in it and also these things are expensive as crap.

But now I wanted to do something again. As I am not really into Warhammer (40k) anymore, I thought about doing something more realistic (and also something less expensive :glasses: ) so I decided to get a WWII miniature and refresh my old and dusty arsenal of colors, brushes and tools from the Warhammer times.

Now I want to share my progress with you!

But first, how about some pictures of some WH40k stuff?

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This one is a Land Speeder and some Space Marine Scouts, also a Captain and a Terminator from the Space Hulk game set.

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Again some Terminators and Scouts.

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Oh, and btw thats the crap I did years ago :ohmy: but lets not go into detail here shall we :bajan:



So yeah, that is that.

Now, lets get to the really interesting stuff: The minature I bought!

Have a look at this good-looking shiny plastic:

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Jesus, these tracks are gonna f**k me up good :harp:

Well, if you havnt guessed yet... it is a Panther! Yay!
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Also, there is the possibility to build two version of the tank: The early one (presumably Ausf. D) and the late one (Ausf. A maybe?).
I havnt really decided which one I am gonna go for so answer the question at the top to help me decide:
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Oh, btw, whats that? A shiny little sticker on the bottom right of the box? A WoT bonus-code!
Yay I am getting a week of premium, 450 Gold and a S35 tank for free!

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Btw thats a special for some Revell minatures here in Germany. I dont know if you can get these anywhere else, but be sure to check it out!


So now that we know about the package, lets take a look at my equipment. As I said before, this is a mixture of still usable Warhammer stuff and freshly bought Revell tools. (Oh, and also a cutter i got from the place where I work :glasses: )

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Some Revell as well as Citadel (the company behind Warhammers stuff) colors, also a can with black foundation.

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Some other nice tools, including plastic glue, super glue, cutter, side cutter, modelling paste and 3 different brushes, 2 for details and one for bigger things like dry brush.

I also havnt decided on the camo pattern yet, you can help me with this one, too!


I am probably going to start with this on this weekend. I will keep this thread updated to let you guys know and see my progress! Maybe you have some nice advices too :blinky:



Update 1 Part 1: Building the suspension

Build part 1: the suspension

So i started today with building the minature and went for the suspension first. Although the manual told me to mount it, including the wheels, directly on the lower hull, i decided to not do that in order to make the painting process alot easier.

So, here we go:

List of tools used:

-Cutter
-Side Cutter
-Plastic Glue
-Super Glue

I went ahead and cut the wheels out of the casting frame, using the Side Cutter. After that, i removed the mod lines using the Cutter.

I fitst cut some scratches into the wheels, to make it look more battleworn and less factory new:
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Then i started putting the suspension together:
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The next step covers the tracks. Man, that was alot of detail work! (Some Super Glue is useful to get the smallest trackparts to stuck to the wheels faster)
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After all track-pieces are glued onto the wheels, the suspension is finished!
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NEXT PART FOLLOWING SOON!

Edited by FredTMK, 29 March 2013 - 06:49 PM.


Ronineter #2 Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

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Have you thought of pigments?

SndzkYugo #3 Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

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View PostRonineter, on 27 March 2013 - 09:11 PM, said:

Have you thought of pigments?

Cany you please tell me what that is?

Ronineter #4 Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

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View PostFredTMK, on 27 March 2013 - 09:12 PM, said:

Cany you please tell me what that is?

That is some kind of powder you can use to realistic simulate rust, dirt, dust etc. this page explains more http://www.interneth...com/seofpi.html

That is how i achieved the effects on this tank.

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SndzkYugo #5 Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

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View PostRonineter, on 27 March 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

That is some kind of powder you can use to realistic simulate rust, dirt, dust etc. this page explains more http://www.interneth...com/seofpi.html

That is how i achieved the effects on this tank.

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That looks pretty decent! However I dont have any of these, maybe i am gonna try to use something similar to this: http://www.miba.de/n...2/10/busch1.htm

Ronineter #6 Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

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View PostFredTMK, on 27 March 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

That looks pretty decent! However I dont have any of these, maybe i am gonna try to use something similar to this: http://www.miba.de/n...2/10/busch1.htm

That is for the basements, that is to rough.

Edited by Ronineter, 27 March 2013 - 10:59 PM.


SndzkYugo #7 Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:58 PM

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View PostRonineter, on 27 March 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

That is for the basements, that is to rough.

I ordered some pigments (black, white, terra brown) via Amazon. Thanks for your suggestion! But one more question, how exactly do they stick to the paint on the modell? Because i dont have any turpentine or this exotic stuff...

Edit: I should get this, right?

http://www.amazon.de...4490154&sr=8-14

Edit2: Got some AK Pigment Fixer :)

Edited by FredTMK, 28 March 2013 - 06:19 PM.


SndzkYugo #8 Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

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Guys, first Update is out ;) Check the OP

JPKERR #9 Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

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I have Tiger II from this WoT-Revell promo. The tracks were really annoying and they look bad on my tank.
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Id go with such camo. I have almost same one on my model. Ive used Reflective Green, Schokolade Braun and Yellow Ochre from Vallejo to paint it and it looks good.

Ronineter #10 Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

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I got must from before promo, only my comet arrived with code. Currently i am not painting any models since i need a new airbrush gun.




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