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The Panther A project

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:28 pm
by mark lawson
I received my Panther today, all boxes have been unpacked and checked but it may be a few weeks before I even start the build.
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Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:53 pm
by Christoffer Ahlfors
So, how do you stop yourself from starting out NOW? :shock:

Cheers,
/Chris

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:32 pm
by Tim Page
Mark is wanting to get his 222 finished so he has something to run while he builds the panther.
Tim

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:07 pm
by mark lawson
As Tim says I have to finish the Sd.Kfz.222 first, I have a policy of one model at a time that way I can concentrate on what I’m building but rest assured I know exactly what I’m building with the Panther all the research has been done.

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:03 pm
by mark lawson
I have made a bit of a start on my Panther A build more because a few people have asked for the front vent under the gun travel lock as the kit part is from the Panther G so must be replaced, looking through Panzertracts No.5-2 there are at least 2 different sized vents made by a number of different manufacturers some have no casting marks some have markings such as 1oz, Kmy (Eisenwerk Oberdonau) or bnd (M.A.N Nürnberg) plus others that I have seen.
The part will be completely made from scratch using the Jentz drawings and many pictures there are variations in the shape depending on where this vent was cast, first picture is a ground dug relic.
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Next picture is after turning on the lathe milling the underside before spending time final shaping with Mr Proxxon.
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The plan is to have this cast in brass if there is enough interest, the vent is designed to fit under both standard and Steve Winstone gun travel locks, I will show more pictures for comments.

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:23 pm
by Steve Norris
Nice one Mark, put me down for one when they are ready
Regards
Steve

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:57 pm
by mark lawson
Hi Steve, I will place you on the list.

In the meantime Mr Proxxon has been busy with the final shaping, there is still more to do tomorrow. This is the progress sofar, body panels have just been roughly placed as has the gun travel lock this will give you an idea of the part once I’m happy with the shape I will add casting numbers and a cast effect, new holes will have to be re-drilled to fit this vent.
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Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:08 pm
by mark lawson
I spent a bit of time today with Mr Proxxon again altering the shape of the vent slightly as I wasn’t quite happy; today the shape is far better so I added casting numbers bxe (Bochumer Verein) then a cast finish.
The end of the week I will be taking it to my caster who will have some cast in about 3 weeks.
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Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:11 am
by Tim Page
That looks really good Mark.
This is one of the bits ive been looking for to complete my early Panther G which would have had this part fitted.

Cheers
Tim

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:34 am
by Robert E Morey
Mark
Great to see another Panther A started. Your vent looks great! I'd like one for my Panther A. Put me down for one as well.
Nice job.
Bob

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:45 am
by mark lawson
Tim I have added you to the list.
Bob I have also added you to the list.

The Panther will be some months before I start as I have to complete the 222 first.

Re: The Panther A project

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:11 pm
by mark lawson
My latest offering from Werkstatt – 5, Cast in brass built to scale and fully detailed front crew vent that sits under the travel lock of a Panther D, A it’s also the same vent fitted to the turret roof of Jagdpanther G1/G2, this is a replacement for the original Armortek part complete with casting numbers bxe (Bochumer Verein) each vent comes complete with screws and nuts, parts are ready to post.

Cost £25 each plus postage and 3% Paypal fee.

Standard postage as follows.
Mainland UK £3,00 or £28,84 posted
Europe £3,65 or £29,50 posted
USA £4,30 or £30,17 posted
Australia £4,45 or £30,33 posted

Tracked with insurance as follows.
Mainland UK £7,50 or £33,47 posted
Europe £8,85 or £34,86
USA £9,50 or £35,53
Australia £9,70 or £35,75

Payment in POUNDS STERLING ONLY, Please PM or email your order to werkstatt.five@gmail.com

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