Tamiya, 1/35 scale
|by Chris Wauchop
Chris Wauchop has had his eye on this model ever since he saw a photo
in a French magazine, Armes Militaria, some years ago.
The photo showed a mid production Jagdpanther of 130 Panzer Lehr,
burnt and broken in a ditch, being inspected by a GI.
The style of gun collet, the apparent single piece barrel, the large
areas of dark green interspersed with Dark Yellow and Red Brown, and the
added foliage as camouflage all added to the appeal of this vehicle.
This is Tamiya's 1/35 scale Jagdpanther Late Version, kit no. 35203.
Chris made a number of modifications to create the mid production
vehicle in the photo, depicted just before the catastrophic events that
resulted in the destruction of this big tank hunter.
Modifications and additions included:
Bolt-on mid-production gun collet
modified from the kit part
Single piece 88mm gun barrel from
Jordi Rubio (part number TG-14)
Tracks - Anvil "Click Link" resin
Photo etched details from Eduard set
Tow cables from picture hanging wire
Wooden jack block carved from balsa
All grab handles replaced with brass
Headlight cable from fine solder
Tow hook locking pins from brass wire
Radio antenna - tapered brass wire
Camouflage wire - invisible mending
thread (smoke coloured)
Camouflage wire attachment hooks -
Building the Tamiya kit was almost completely trouble free.
Painting and Weathering
camouflage colours were applied with the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush.
Tamiya paints were used:
XF-61 Dark Green as the base coat
XF-64 Red Brown and
XF-59 Desert Yellow mixed with XF-2 Flat White 50:50
A generous application of pastel chalk was dusted over the vehicle.
Additional staining and weathering was also added using a thin wash of
dark oil paints, but these selective washes were effectively soaked up
by the pastels!
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Model by Chris Wauchop
Text by Chris Wauchop and Brett Green
Images by Brett Green
Page Created 10 February, 2006
Page Last Updated
10 February, 2006