1⁄35PzKpfW V 'Panther' Ausf. G,
IntroductionThis model was built as part of an AMPS club group project. Our club was contacted by Alliance Model-Works and offered test-build sets of their photo-etched up-dates for DML Panther G "Smart" kits in return for feedback on how the PE went together. AM-Works was looking for a group with varied skill-levels in order to see how much of the PE was "buildable" by basic and intermediate skill-level modelers. For our club, this gave the members who wanted to participate an opportunity to learn new techniques and methods without having to take the risks involved with the purchase of expensive after-market products. The group build was very successful, with eight members participating. We had how-to demonstrations at our meetings, and for several months, members brought in their "Project Panthers" to meetings to show and discuss, often soliciting feedback, help, and assistance from other members. In the end, everybody learned a lot, and many of the more basic skill-level builders overcame their reluctance and intimidation for complex PE parts and subassemblies. For my project, I used the following kits and AM accessories:
- DML # 6370 – "Panther G w/ Steel Road Wheels"
- AM-Works # LW35054 – "PE Up-date Set for DML Panther G 'Smart' Kits"
- Fruil # ATL-08 – "Panther Late Type Tracks"
- Aber # 35l56 – "7,5 cm KwK l/70, Panther Late Production Gun Barrel"
- Uschi von der Rosten # DPC-35 – "Masking Stencil Disk Camouflage"
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