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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by Stephen White » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:44 am

Bravo, Mick, you’ve done a great job. The detail really stands out. The acrylic will seal it all. To seal or not isn’t an easy decision. Sealing it means protection for all your efforts but it can also alter the weathering. It’s not advisable if you’ve used pigments as the interaction is unpredictable and can materially alter or completely mask the pigment effects. With paint or oil based weathering, it’s generally predicable and safe.

Very handsome a panther ready to hit the road...might need some temporary white camouflage though?

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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:11 pm

Thank you Stephen, I only used acrylic paints for the wash and filter, so to be on the safe side I used the acrylic matt varnish. quick dry in seconds, by Humbrol.
Made a start painting the 'tools' I will try some light weathering.....becoming an addiction, Oh and it's snowing....Mick
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:56 am

Good morning merry men, sunshine at last. On the final lap with my Panther. I have to say a most enjoyable build. The weathering has been a whole new experience. I am encouraged by the results and the help I have received particularly from Phil and Stephen. Any model builders who are contemplating ' weathering ' their pride and joy....go ahead, it's well worth the effort....Mick
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by simon_manning » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:07 pm

i like it mick, very good regards simon manning.

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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by Paul Morris » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:14 pm

Hello Mick.
Well done indeed she looks very smart.
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by David Stewart » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:18 pm

Lovely work Mick, you have a very nice Panther there.

Quick question, where did you get the MG42 for the cuppola mount from?

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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:20 pm

Thank you for your replies and comments chaps. A 'well done' on the Forum is praise indeed. David, the MG was purchased on Ebay, if my memory serves me, a seller in Hong Kong 'qqmodels' cost around £10.99. post free. Arrived within two weeks, no taxes. The cupola mount is by Armorpax, as many of my upgrades are....Mick

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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by David Brady » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:26 pm

Nice job Michael, your best yet!....what's next

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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:18 pm

Thank you David, not sure, lots of options...so very little time, although I do have a grandfather, uncles and cousins who lived into their nineties :wink: At the moment just enjoying the Panther, showing it off to my great grandson this morning.....what's a 'tank', granddad ? :roll:
Once again some very fine builds on the Forum, I will follow and learn....Mick.
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by Robert E Morey » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:15 pm

Looks great Mick. Very unique camo scheme. Excellent job weathering it. Looks superb.
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Hello Bob and thank you for your comments. I spotted the 'splinter camouflage' and to be honest....it had a certain look which was quite unique. The paint application was applied using 'rattle cans'. I was also able mask the straight edges quite easily. In all, a most enjoyable build. I am already feeling that certain itch....I suspect one more build coming on....addictive or what :roll: Mick

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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:45 am

Well me hearties, that's just about that. I have got fidgety...I need something to do, gardening out of the question. Browsing through Armortek's kits, I am sorely tempted and easily lead. Waiting on hospital scans, if all is well I will have to bite the bullet :) Mick
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:51 am

Good morning each, due to a senior moment, I forgot to fit the MG to my Panther. Fortunately Phil Woollard came to my rescue and quickly produced a very nicely turned MG barrel with LED fitted and plenty of wiring, plus a futaba plug. Thank you Phil, MG is now fitted and tested, all is well. I am hoping to build the Armortek Rolls Royce Armoured Car next ....all being well....Mick
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by michael hilton » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:39 am

Morning, the weather is, as usual for a Bank Holiday, awful. So, with my heart in my mouth I decided to download the Panther from the bench. :roll:
At my time of life this was always going to be traumatic.... As things turned out, apart from a brief period of ' palpitations ' and shortness of breath, all is well, and the old girl is safely on the floor. Workbench cleared in readiness for the Rolls Royce build, very exciting times we live in.....Mick
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Re: Mick's Panther A

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:22 pm

What is it that you say to me " Where do you get the Time"? :D :D Cant wait for your next build, the RR will be very interesting indeed! I have an LED for you just waiting for that machine gun.

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