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Panther A

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:57 pm
by Robert E Morey
Der Alder ist gelandet - (The Eagle has landed). My Panther A arrived May 1. Not too much apparent damage from overseas transit.

The boxes are heavier than I remember... :lol:


The saga begins....

Re: Panther A

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:29 am
by michael hilton
Hello Robert, exciting times, the Panther A kit is a work of art, and as you say big and very heavy. I have to be careful with my words, back in my day I could describe her more colourfully :shock: Looking forward to your build log. Best wishes....Mick

Re: Panther A

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:29 pm
by Colin Cahalin
can anyone advise me what paint to buy for the Panther A I am building

Re: Panther A

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:51 pm
by Robert E Morey
That's a deep dark question. But use a good primer first - I prefer a red oxide color as this was most authentic for German vehicles. Some prefer gray primer.

I like the Tamiya TS-3 spray for the dark yellow, although at $6 (USD) for a small can -you will need a lot of cans to complete, it gets pricey. Some builders have had automotive shops mix up cans of the dark yellow color for them as well.

There are many dark yellow varieties including water based acrylics. Humbrol makes a nice spray color for the dark yellow as well, they call it "desert tan". But its also spendy for a 150ml can.

The camo for A's was dependent on unit, field of operations, and season of year.

Hello Mick, yes I'm sure anyone facing one in field had many choice words for sure! Thanks for the encouragement.
best regards all,

Re: Panther A

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:59 am
by Phil Woollard
Hi Colin, before I bang on about paint, what are ur plans for the Panther?