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Takom Panther G Late 2121 First Look
Pak_40
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: August 12, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 06:25 AM UTC
Hello all,

My Takom Panther G Late with IR scope and Air Defense Armor #2121 arrived today from 1999.co.jp / Hobby Search.

The kit was well packed, but unsealed. Upon initial inspection everything was present.

In the box are 16 poly-bagged sprues (some folded over containing more sprues); 1 poly bag containing a multi-page instruction booklet, 2 small PE frets (nice in of itself), 2 decal sheets and 2 different types of copper wire; not 1 but 2 track jigs; and a piece of flexible, not rigid hosing in light grey for the main gun fume extractor (very nicely done BTW).

All is in a light grey polystyrene plastic.

The manual is laid out in typical Takom fashion. 65+ steps with many having extra options. (i.e. -1, -2)

There are extra parts here that will make a welcome addition to the ubiquitous 'spares' box.

Note: I also have the RFM late Panther G kit, but on preliminary inspection the new Takom looks like it will be more of a 'fun' build.

Since this is just a 'first look', I will not go into boring detail. I'll do that during construction.

Happy Modeling, Chris
k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
Congratulations, Chris!
You are looking forward to fun. I hope that the problems of earlier Takom's Panther models, have been eliminated. I will follow with interest construction.
Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 06:38 AM UTC
All kits have their quirks, but I can work around them.

To the rest, thanks.

Chris
panamadan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Built the RFM G and it was a fantastic kit.
Dan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC
I'll be building both.

Anyone want the clear parts to my RFM? I do not like them, as I also have bought the opaque kit.