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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Italeri Kit 7504 - Panther Ausf. G

Hi everyone,

A nice Thursday night tonight, and I am about to share some photos of my newly painted German Tanks. These would be the famous Pzkpfw V 'Panther' Ausf. G, made from Italeri (#7504) - the easy build kit.
This kit comes with two models. I got one last week and I decided to refurbish one of my old Pz V's I had bought in the past (same kit).  Paul from Plastic Warriors (an excellent blog to visit) has given me a lot of ideas, and I'd like to thank him for that. :-)

I painted this whole lot with sprays and a lot of patience. The camo effect was achieved with the 'stencil' method, as I'd like to call it - meaning that I used some hollow straps in cardboard as a guide for my camo effect while spraying the colours on/through them onto the model.

The decals are from Dom's Decals. A most excellent fellow - very helpful. :-)

On with the photos then: 




I hope you like them!
T.

30 comments:

  1. Very nice Panthers sir! Camo is very good

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    1. Sth to stand against my ongrowing force of Tommies Brummie! :) Thank you

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  2. Excellent painting Thanos! They look superb! And a very clever way to paint the camo as well!

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    1. Now with all this recession thing, I come to think that I get more ideas to be effective in my hobby. A man will do what he can do! :) Thank you Ray!

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  3. You've done well with the camo mate, bloody good work!

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    1. Its amazing what you can do with a little help of some cardboard and some sprays. :)

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  4. Great work. It looks like you paint them with airbrush!

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    1. Nope, no airbrush Kosta. A piece of card and some sprays. And a lot of patience! :)

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  5. Thanos, they look absolutely superb! What a great job Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael. Your comments always make me fell happy for my work. Simply because you are an excellent modeller by yourself. :)

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    1. And very cumbersome work Dan. But it was worth the effort. Thank you

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  7. Very subtle effect you've achieved with the spray Thanos. Nice and even coverage-just fantastic. You know what I'd like to see you paint-a sculpt with elegant lines-you're an artist and I'd like to see you stretch your talent. I'm thinking talking about a sculpt something along these lines

    http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/mainwebsite_html/gallery/V_7519_WomanWater.html

    It's beyond my ability, but you've the talent to do a sculpt like this justice.

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    1. Me, an artist? You are exaggerating a but my fair lady.
      This fig you mentioned is simply fantastic. I am afraid that my work cant be up for it. The guy that painted it is an artist. I am a mere modeller who wants to become a good painter. :)

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  8. Wow, very nice ones... Never seen this one quick-build set around, only the Russian armour.

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    1. Thank you Andrew. I think (inn terms of wargaming) that they are some really good models. :) You could use them if you play wargames. I was very please by their quality. :)

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  9. Really nicely painted and weathered, Thanos - you've really brought them to life.

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    1. Thank you. They are very good models to be honest, so my work was merely the means to justify their quality. :)

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  10. Great result Thanos. The weathering, chipping, camo- all look excellent.

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    1. Thanks John. It was a rather time consuming task, but now I that I finished it, I can go and paint some other models I have in mind. No more Pz V for Normandy! :)

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  11. These turned out nice Thanos, great weathering.

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  12. Here's another "great job!" Thew subtle weathering is tops.

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  13. Splendid work all around. Top notch!

    Hard work = Amazing results
    FF

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  14. Great work T, I just love Panther tanks!

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  15. I see this level of work and feel inspired and hopeless all at once :D
    Truly great work, especially for fastbuilds.

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  16. Wonderful Panthers! A great work!

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  17. Blimin flip Thanos !

    These are the bee's knees mate, they look awesome. Thanos for Prime Minster!!

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  18. T they are amazing mate!!!!! Great way of spaying and very effective. you have done a stunning job on these, they do not look like quick biulds at all.

    Rich.

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  19. Beautiful stuff. Echo the others who have said they look airbrushed.

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