Kent`s Panther build

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Adrian Harris
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Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:38 pm

Stunning work as always Kent :D :D

The Houffalize Panther was one of our stops on this Autumn's Ardennes trip but unfortunately only a couple of my photos are of the exhaust guards and neither show the lettering :?

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Post by Steve Norris » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:33 pm

Kent,
Stunning detail as always
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Post by Sven Strobbe » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:50 am

Kent

As small as my efforts were, glad i could help you with this one...
If ever you have some other issues on wich i can help i would be
delighted to help again.

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Post by Tim Bowman » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:51 pm

Very very nice.

Another work of art.

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Tim
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Post by simon_manning » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:30 pm

the build posts don't come often kent, but when they do,they are interesting,and great quality,superb. regards simon manning

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Post by Derek Attree » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:52 pm

Hi Kent
Great stuff as always

Derek
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Post by Robert E Morey » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:43 am

Kent,
Always good to see your posts. The lettering on the exhaust gaurds looks fantastic. Great work as always. Your Panther will definately be museum quality.

Have a happy holidays my friend.
Bob

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Post by Fredrik Jorgensen » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:49 pm

Maaan i love your work Kent.
Now when my wife is going to move out i have some free space in my house (If im not selling it and buy more kits) so i offer you
and Noel some space here to do some heavy modeling :).

That would be aswesome but just a joke, as all of the above have said......top of the line work. Im still waiting on my walthers numerials to put on.

Your eye for them little but crucial things that makes people go wow is quite breathtaking.

If you warm up the wineglögg and have some scootersafaris up there, ill be in the car in a jiff:).

Just keep them artworks coming in.

Santa Freddie

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Post by Kent Wiik » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:51 pm

Hi all and thanks for your kind comments!

High time for a new chapter in my Panther saga.
Today the rear engine access hatch.

This one I have worked at on and off since April last year… :shock:
Had a number of brakes away from it as I simply got tired, and I am glad I did so as I got new information during that time and didn’t had to remake anything.

This is a very interesting item full with nice things as welds, chains, nuts, etc.
The more you look at it the more you find.

The kit parts compared with the real thing reveal some items both to be made and customize.
As I have paid once for the parts I decided to remake them instead of make new ones.
If I had proper tools then making new parts would have saved time but hey who is in a hurry here? :D

This is how the kit one would look with the 2 starter device pin that was not included in the kit.

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Look rather decent but the plate is to thin, small and shall be lowered 6mm on the rear hull plate to be accurate.
The tow bars are also to thin and has a wrong shape.

This is some photos of the real thing:

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Please note that the starter plate and tow bar is not centred with the tank.
The Panther engine was installed 25mm to the right because of some items for the engine cooling system.

Also note that the nuts in use was not castle nuts but ordinary nuts with a locking pin (no locking bars here) as with the exhaust covers showed before in this saga.
Also here I didn’t make those tiny pins…(no tools, no patience…) :oops:

A new aluminium plate was bolted to the kit part and the “oldâ€

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Post by Fredrik Jorgensen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:48 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:.

OMG GOD KENT!!!
Thats a work of art mate!!
Im out of words for that piece and your skill!

Damn i want your Panther on its tracks!!!!

Best of regards.
Fredrik

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Hi Kent, great work on the rear hatch, you must be well pleased with the result
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Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:57 pm

Simply an amazing transformation and such an eye for the details. :D :D

I hope you and Mr Dremel are proud :lol

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Post by Steve Norris » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:16 pm

Kent

Brilliant work as usual, can,t wait to see more

Steve

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Post by Fabrice Le Roux » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:00 am

Kent,

Mr Dremel has a certain self-satisfied disposition about him. Well deserved.

Next time he will be handing out engraved autographs!

Great work. 8)

Cheers, Fabrice.
P.S. Do you find your knuckles ache after a day in his company? Mine do :( .

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Post by Per Sonnervik » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:55 am

Hi Kent,

Great work and good to see some Swedish quality work.

A question; where did you find the info. that the engine is 25 mm off set?

Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to the next post.

Cheers Per

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