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Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

Old 12-05-2008, 04:55 PM
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Default Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

Finally had some time to finish this kitty. All I need to do is buy the metal tracks. But for now, the default tracks is good enough.
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Weathering was done minimally. I wanted to portray a tank that's been on the field and has seen some action for at least a couple of months, not a tank that looks like it's been in the junkyard for 20 years. I used photos of Abrams tanks during OIF to see just what tanks look like after a month or so of combat.
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Finished painting the tools and whatnot.
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And the tank commander figure. The head is the former 1/16 FOV Pieper that I repainted, and the body is from Verlinden. Also detailed the turret quite a bit, since Tamiya's are sorely lacking in small details.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:07 PM
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Great Job AND nice pictures
Old 12-05-2008, 05:27 PM
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Looks great. Really like the chips and rust fx. Very realistic.
Old 12-05-2008, 05:30 PM
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Great googlydoogly, thats one fine looking panther! Best regards, JZ
Old 12-05-2008, 05:53 PM
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Awesome! Totally awesome!

She's beautiful, I hope you're not selling it.
Old 12-05-2008, 05:57 PM
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That looks great, congrats!
Old 12-05-2008, 06:00 PM
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Absolutely fan-flippin-tastic!!!!! Awesome!

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Old 12-05-2008, 06:26 PM
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SWEET!!
Nice job!!!
Old 12-05-2008, 06:27 PM
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Really very nice work. Congradulations, Well done. I like the weld detail on the turret and hull sections.
Old 12-05-2008, 06:38 PM
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Very nicely done and I like the subtle effects and not overdone chipping and rust.
Old 12-05-2008, 08:08 PM
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I have to agree with all the above statements googlydoogly, fine work, well done.[sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif]

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Old 12-05-2008, 09:16 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

Googly,
That is one sweet tank...awesome paint job and nice subtle weathering. Metal tracks will only enhance it!
Old 12-05-2008, 09:26 PM
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I have to agree with all the above statements googlydoogly, fine work, well done.[sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif]

Gary

Can't add anymore than this! Fantastic!!!!
Old 12-05-2008, 10:12 PM
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The detail is amazing. The panther is a work of art.
Old 12-06-2008, 09:38 AM
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Outstanding job GD...[8D]
Old 12-06-2008, 10:00 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

WOW!! i love tanks weathered like yours and agree weathering like its been rusting in a field all winter is sually too much.

I beg you though...you HAVE to explain how you do your paint chips......PLEAAAAASSSSE I recently did my PzIV F2 and tried to do chipping but it came out nothing like yours. I looked everywhere for days trying to find a good guide to doing wethering exactly like you and could not. If you care to explain it i will petition to have your process stickied.

Thanks...again wonderful work
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:16 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

Very nice. I agree with everyone else's comments, that is one fine looking tank!!!!!!!!
Old 12-07-2008, 02:48 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

Thanks for the compliments guys. As for the chipping, I'm afraid there's really no trick to it. I just took a small brush (size 18/0), and just randomly painted on the paintchips/rust. It doesn't really take that long. The whole tank maybe took me an hour so.
Old 12-08-2008, 07:36 AM
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Well then i bow to the artistic talent which is the great googlydoogly!

I also randomly painted the chips, but i have no idea what size my brush is. Seeing from yours i probably have too big of a brush. Did you do anything else like thin the paint?
Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 AM
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Nice... How to do painting n weathering? Can teach me? I also getting TAM sherman or pershing. Thanks alot.[sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 12-09-2008, 06:05 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya 1/16 Panther G Finished

You guys should get this book. Its a great book that teaches you lots of stuff on painting and weathering your tanks.

Old 12-10-2008, 08:03 AM
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Uh...yeah...for $120 i think i'll keep practicing and begging for tips from other modelers. Not to be rude or anything im sure it's a great book, but thats the most expensive in print book i've ever seen.

Thanks though...maybe we should start a "book share" program seems to work well for expensive condos
Old 12-10-2008, 10:52 AM
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ORIGINAL: nogoer

Well then i bow to the artistic talent which is the great googlydoogly!

I also randomly painted the chips, but i have no idea what size my brush is. Seeing from yours i probably have too big of a brush. Did you do anything else like thin the paint?

I use liquitex acrylics For paint chipping. They are commonly found in craft stores like Michael's. They are water-based paints, so you could thin them with water like watercolor paints. The beauty of them is that like watercolor paints, you can quickly wipe away your mistakes with a damp cloth, but also, it will have more paint consistency than watercolors when they dry.

Old 12-10-2008, 12:53 PM
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thats the most expensive in print book i've ever seen
For a $120.00 book?? It gets worse, much worse...While that's above average, its certainly not high for these sorts of books. These books are expensive because the runs are so small, and they're usually out of print.

FYI, (in my experience so far) the holy grail of tank books is a book by R.P. Hunnicutt called, "Patton: A History of the American Main Battle Tank". Used are $350.00. New, (if you can find one), expect to pay $750.00.
Old 12-10-2008, 04:44 PM
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I got my book for 40 bucks on fleabay.

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