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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Pz.Kpfw.V Ausf.G Night Panther
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 11:10 AM UTC
It's old kit from Shanghai Dragon, OOB upgraded with PE griles from Aber








































Hope You like it
~kamil
AlexanderK
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 11:13 AM UTC
excellent job !

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jjumbo
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 11:44 AM UTC
Wow Kamil,
I like it plenty.
You certainly got a lot out of an old kit.
Hopefully Dragon will do a Night Fighting Panther using their Smart Kit Panther.
Cheers

jjumbo
PanzerMike
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 11:54 AM UTC
Wow awesome work I have this kit in my stash i might have to start it now
sgtreef
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 01:35 PM UTC
Damn nice job must dig mine out in 5 years and build it.

Great job of painting.

Is that Gunze Green?

Nice Camo really adds a bunch to it.
milvehfan
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 01:42 PM UTC
WOW ! The Panther is my all time favorite Tank... Very Nice work, Its not often that I've seen one with this type of Camo-Scheme. Great Job !
Removed by original poster on 03/11/08 - 18:15:11 (GMT).
KamilS
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Krakow, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 09:17 PM UTC

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Hopefully Dragon will do a Night Fighting Panther using their Smart Kit Panther.



You don't have to wait- just take smart kit and add IR set from Voyager.


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Is that Gunze Green?.


No. Base tone is olive drab from tamiya; lighted with thinned US uniform green from vallejo model color.


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Very nice tank.
However, the "Are you depressed - Smith & Wesson" banner at the bottom of your post is the most disgusting, reprehensible, depraved and deplorable thing I have seen on the web in a long time. If it is your idea of humor, stay off this website.



it is a good habit to comment models, not modellers..

xFOX_HOUNDx
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Joined: May 03, 2007
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 12:34 AM UTC
Wow! Im speachless!


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Very nice tank.
However, the "Are you depressed - Smith & Wesson" banner at the bottom of your post is the most disgusting, reprehensible, depraved and deplorable thing I have seen on the web in a long time. If it is your idea of humor, stay off this website.



LOL @ the banner.
sgtsauer
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Joined: March 30, 2002
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 12:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice tank.
However, the "Are you depressed - Smith & Wesson" banner at the bottom of your post is the most disgusting, reprehensible, depraved and deplorable thing I have seen on the web in a long time. If it is your idea of humor, stay off this website.



Wether you like his signature banner or not, you could have PM'd the original poster instead of launching a personal attack in the public forum. If you really think it is that offensive, you should have contacted the board admin about it. Making a public attack like that is just tacky and unprofessional.



And, no, my post is not intended as an attack on you. Just saying to keep negative personal issues out of the public posts.

Fantastic model by the way Kamil.
210cav
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 03:43 AM UTC
Damn impressive work!
Well done
DJ
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Wojewodztwo Pomorskie, Poland
Joined: August 15, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 03:17 AM UTC
Kamil, nice to see you on Armorama forums.

What about Panther...as your other works....just god job !!!
jimz66
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 07:09 AM UTC
Great looking job on your night Panther. I really like the weathering job.
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC

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Wow awesome work I have this kit in my stash i might have to start it now



And I just might have to finish mine!

Your Panther has amazing decrepitude, not to mention camouflage.
(Which means - I'm really knocked out by your paint chipping, wear marks, oil stains AND shaded camo !*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*! )
jps
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 01:57 PM UTC
I am late to the party here, the post is gone but I will comment anyway. The comment, suggestting Smith and Wesson being a cure for depression is, in my opinion, out of line. I have people from my life who have choosen a similar cure for depression, none by firearms. I have also spent a fair portion of a night talking someone into getting help so she wouldn't drive her car into something solid.

While I agree that there where possibly other ways to approach it, a direct approach is ok with me. The poster said what was on his mind, maybe he lost a loved one this way too.

Finally Kamil, nice job on the panther.
RLlockie
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 06:59 PM UTC
The model and finish are certainly well done.

However, a few comments may be of use for anyone else planning a similar IR-equipped Panther or other late G:
The IR lenses are always black, the purpose being to block any wavelengths of visible light.
No evidence (beyond an obviously faked image) has ever surfaced to disprove the fact that the Panther never had three IR sights and lights fitted. It was simply not practical to have the gunnerís and driverís own viewers.
The IR-equipped vehicles had a different bin on the right rear of the hull.
When the raised fan tower was fitted, the right side radiator grilles had sliding shutters fitted to them.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
Robert, I didn't build this one so I can't really say but . . . . .

- Regarding the three IR units that is simply how the model is offered by the kit manufacture. So we would have to see what it is they used as reference.
- I would chalk the red IR lights up to artistic license.
- I was aware of the shutters.
- Can you elaborate on how the storage compartment is different? I ask because I will soon be finishing up my own Night Panther and now would be the perfect time to make any changes.

I say again the camo and the weathering are fantastic!
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
Personal attacks - not cool.

Apparently the offensive image has been removed. To keep bringing it up just draws more attention to it.

Sorry - I know that is exactly what my post here does but let us please move the conversation back to the subject of the high quality of the model.
Hederstierna
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC
Really cool paint scheme
Jacob
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
My only complaint is the paint seems to wet, as if it has had a rub down with baby oil or something. I would prefer a flatter look to the paint, but maybe that's just a personal expectation.
RLlockie
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 08:23 PM UTC
Hi Michael

It may weíll be that the kit provides three IR sets but that need not have anything to do with whether that arrangement existed in real life. There is also a kit of an SWS with IR searchlight and at least two kits of Nazi flying saucers....
I canít comment on artistic licence - my feedback was about the physics of light transmission. Iím just keen that people donít unknowingly duplicate a istorical inaccuracy without knowing why they are doing it. I know that a museum Panther in Germany has or had a dark blue filter on the commanderís spotlight. Thatís equally non-original.
The different stowage bin has a door on the rear face rather than an opening lid. The basic dims are shown in Panzer Tracts 5-3 but there are plenty of photos around (quite a few were in Czechoslovakia and appear in the books by Solar et al) and at least one manufacturer makes it in resin.