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Steves Panther A

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:58 pm

After a brief interlude building Elefants I can now get back to the Panther.
I have bought a nice 3D printed partial engine and have spent the last week or so putting it together and painting it. A full engine was not necessary as most of it cannot be seen in the Panther installation (unlike the Maybach in the Tiger 1 which is much more visible).
Another advantage of the partial engine is that it leaves room to mount the speakers in the lower hull.
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The partial engine ready for installation
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Tannoy speakers mounted in the lower hull
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The engine in place above the speakers
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The engine deck fitted showing how little of the actual engine can be seen
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With one of the air filters removed more detail is visible
I still have the coolant header tanks and plumbing to add before the bay is finished.

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Steve

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Steve
Wow that engine looks excellent and nice placement of the speakers! Is that partial engine a kit from someone on this forum?

I'm so glad you are back on the Panther! I've missed your posts here. Best regards,
Bob

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi Robert
Thanks for the kind words.
The engine was bought from CG-Model shop in Germany and is made by Guenter Gaebelein who is a forum member, His web site is
Panther-tanks.de and he has a number of very useful Panther parts available.
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Steve

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:55 pm

Excellent, thanks I will look into his site. I've bought parts from him before. I bought a set of his excellent early PZ4 idlers.

Bob

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by mark lawson » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:25 pm

Exceptional work you have done on the Panther, the Maybach from Günter looks very nice and a great addition to the model, do the air filters have internals or is the casing solid.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:18 pm

Hi Mark
The filters are fully detailed on the inside and the filter element can be removed by separating the upper and lower parts of the housing.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:09 pm

Mark.
Here,s a shot of the completed engine bay showing one of the air cleaners removed and separated into its component parts
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It's all very red in there
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Post by Steve Norris » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:20 pm

To add a bit more detail and prevent the areas under the cooling fans and vents being empty I have built up a basic set of radiators, fan mounts and airflow diverters out of plastic card. These are just basic shapes as very little of them can be seen when installed, the fans themselfs are 3D printed and are a little more visible.
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The boxes during construction
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Red oxide applied, the fans awaiting paint
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The fans installed
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The boxes in position
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A view of the completed engine deck
Next job is the engine bay hatch

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by mark lawson » Tue May 01, 2018 5:46 pm

outstanding work Steve, the fans and air ducks add depth to the model making for a far more interesting model.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by mark lawson » Tue May 01, 2018 5:49 pm

outstanding work Steve, the fans and air ducks add depth to the model making for a far more interesting model.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by simon_manning » Wed May 02, 2018 11:38 pm

lovely job steve, another level, regards simon.

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Mon May 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Thanks for the positive comments.
A little bit more achieved today.
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Spare track hangars added and Vincent's superb steel tracks hung in position to see how things look
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 07, 2018 7:55 pm

Very very nice Steve regards Phil.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon May 07, 2018 8:38 pm

I am really enjoying this. Keep it up.

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Tue May 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Finished assembly of Vincent's steel tracks and installed them, looks good!
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Overall view of tracks and spares, the extra detail is a big improvement
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Close up of the back end
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