Col 68's 1/35scale revell bergepanther

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Excellent choice!!!

I actually feel a bit boring by building just a bog standard Panther to be honest...
I had bought another Panther that I was going to build as well for this GB, a Jagdpanther 2 paper panzer, but I couldn't stay away from it so I built it already in November... hehe...
I don't regret it because it's a really nice kit - and the fact that I had ordered the Meng Panther Ausf.A, but I'm happy some of you are building something different! :smiling3:

Also your Panther can rescue mine when it's broken down in a bog somewhere in Ukraine ;)
 

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Nice one Colin!
The weathering possibilities on that one are amazing! Chipping effects, rusted chains,....ohhh, great! :upside: :upside:
 

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nice choice cos id like one too.....i have a bergtiger in the stash and they would look good together, me thinks

look forward to seeing it go together
 

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Well guys I'm really struggling with this kit there is a lot of issues with warping and broken items on the sprue. The engine access hatch is to big to fit so I have had to sand at least a millimeter off to make it fit and luckily I have a ICM panther that I can rob for the broken items from. Here's what I've got done so far.
 

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Recovery vehicles were built out of banged up recovered tanks that were no longer fit for action or out of necessity so a few fit problems is probably in order - but a kit should work and not be wonky and have fit issues so I'm with you on that one!
Unless I can't get anything else and I simply must have a kit Revell is banned in my stash, for obvious reasons sadly...

I'm sure you can make it work and come out on top! :smiling3: (and rescue my Panther when the gearbox is shot ;) )
 

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The engine access hatch is to big to fit so I have had to sand at least a millimeter off to make it fit and luckily I have a ICM panther that I can rob for the broken items from. Here's what I've got done so far.

but a kit should work and not be wonky and have fit issues so I'm with you on that one!
Unless I can't get anything else and I simply must have a kit Revell is banned in my stash, for obvious reasons sadly...
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you do realise this isnt a Revell kit? its originally an ICM kit from mid-2000s, Revell just borrowed the moulds in early 2010s
 

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you do realise this isnt a Revell kit? its originally an ICM kit from mid-2000s, Revell just borrowed the moulds in early 2010s
Yes mate I am aware I built the ICM kit a while ago and I had no issues with it I also have a ICM panther ausf d in my stash and it looks fine I think the main problem is that revell seal everything in one bag and its led to the hull warping.
 

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Well after looking at the tracks I've decided to take bobs advice. Where's my hammer