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Panther Ausf. A

Tamiya + Tank Workshop, 1/48 scale

by Brett Green


Here is my new 1/48 scale Tamiya Panther G with the Tank Workshop Panther Ausf.A conversion.

The model is finished as a 5.SS Pz. Rgt. Wiking machine based on a photo and a profile in Dennis Oliver's book, "Viking Summer".



The crew is from Gaso.Line, and the paper foliage (mounted on 0.2mm wire branches) is from Kamizukuri.



A few problems that I only noticed when I was too far along to fix them - Panther As seem to have six armour plates for the side skirts, not 5 per the G, and I used the fairing over the mantlet., which also seems to be a G feature.
Ah well...



This model will feature in a detailed construction article in Issue 91 of Model Military International magazine. This issue also includes Dennis Oliver's "Think Tank" reference piece on the "Panther Pounce" at Kovel in March / April 1944.

Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 25 August, 2013
Page Last Updated 25 August, 2013