Would love to see the crane build too…wink
Outstanding, this is going to be a great build for sure.
Keep them coming Donald
I have the Torsion Arms installed and the inside and Transmission painted.
Still working on it.
I painted the lower hull , and installed the Wheels.
The Idler Wheel should be installed on its shaft , the shaft inserted and rotated to engage
otherwise you’re not going to get it on.
I’m working on the Track next , they are link and length.
The Tracks are assembled , Painted , Installed , & Weathered.
Now to think about if I want to bother with the interior , as you can’t see much of it through the hatches.
I’m not going to build the interior it’s just too much work and most can’t be seen.
Finished for now.
Wow! This is a new Takom kit? That’s really bad.
Donald, I feel for you, that’s unfortunate.
That’s horrible ~1.5mm or ~1/16 of an inch old school. Wow! Takom appears to have really fumbled the ball with the Panther D.
An acquiescence at model club build a Takom Panther A and had not one good word to say about the fit. I thought he was exaggerating how bad some parts failed to fit together.
*Nervously eyes Takom Jagdpanther and Bergepanther in corner of stash room.
Feel sameway about the pair of Stankom, uh Takom Panther A’s in the stash…
Some may wonder why I bother , well I hate to quit. These parts in the coming Pics. help a little bit , nah they help a lot otherwise this kit would have gone in the garbage.
I still have a few more in different variants say Berge panthers. One thing for Shure I’ll not be using the kit tracks , they suck big time. I have a bunch of RFM Track sets to use then , if when.
OK enough of the bitchen on to the Pics.
The parts trim off fairly easily not very brittle like some.
Here they are mounted.
Now to paint it all.
Donald the Heavy Hobby parts look fantastic! Appreciate the pictures of them.
Yeh they are really nice and the price at least when I purchased them wasn’t too bad.
The resin is a little more flexible than some out there.
You just have to be extremely careful on trimming sp you don’t cut the wrong piece.
I just checked at Hobby Easy and they have them in stock
HH35010 Tool Storage Tubes $7.14 U.S.D.
HH35008 Vehicle Tool Set $10.20 U.S.D.
HH35015 Panther Spare Track Brackets $5.99
Total $23.33 plus shipping
They even have more for other panthers.
Hope this helps
Thank you for the link Donald. I have a crappy Italeri Panther that needs all the help it can get. Looks like Heavy Hobby parts will help.