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Befehls Panther 152, Ligneuville, Belgium, December 1944

December 7 2010 at 6:11 PM

Sam Dwyer  (Login samd)
Owner
from IP address 120.147.108.15

 
Hello all,

Firstly, sorry for the extended hiatus from all the Schwerpunkt Team.

I'd like to share my current in progress work - Befehls Panther 152, a 1st SS vehicle that was KO'd at Ligneuville, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Im depicting it before it met an untimely end.

This vehicle is an interesting one, being not only a Befehls, but one that has zimmerit on the turret, but not the hull. There are a few others like this about - Anthony Sheedy is also working 202, further down this page, tho' 202 isn't a befehls.

There are quite a few shots of this vehicle:

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So, to the model. Its no secret that I LOVE the DML smart Panther G kits. They truly are funtastic. I've been convinced by others (Sheeds) that one doesnt need a mountain of aftermarket to get a great looking model.
With that in mind, I set about building the kit as close to OOTB as possible, so no chains, no etch other than what came in the kit, and only going so far as to thin or drill out certain kit parts.

For example, here is the kit's 20t jack - crank handle drilled out, and carry handle opened up with a sharp new #11 blade.
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DML did a great job on the tools, and I think that all you really need to do is thin the latches out:
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This is where its at now, basically ready for primer and paint:

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Im sure that as soon as the primer goes down i'll find some areas that need attention! I also think that I need to work on the tow cables some more, theyre just placed on at present, I want them to sit a little 'heavier' than they do now.

SO, thanks for looking

Sam Dwyer

www.schwerpunkt.com.au


    
This message has been edited by samd from IP address 120.147.108.15 on Dec 11, 2010 5:37 AM


 
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Richard Avezaat
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193.67.0.225

very nice

December 7 2010, 7:05 PM 

Sam,, that looks very nice and I am particularly interested because I have the Cyberhobby Befehlspanther G in progress. I will be following this one, especially how you will do the camo.

Now a stupid question: what is the "giveaway" for 152 being a Befehlspanther?

Regards,
Richard


 
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Brian Murdoch
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82.40.67.106

re 152

December 8 2010, 4:25 AM 


Nice looking Panther mate , looking forward to seeing it painted .

Brian

 
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James Plush
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118.209.132.233

Great Work Sam !

December 8 2010, 10:29 AM 

Looking Great so far Sam ,that mori mori Zimm looks spot on as well . Will this be painted before or after christmas ??

Plushy

 
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Sam Dwyer
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Owner
120.147.108.15

Re: Great Work Sam !

March 11 2011, 6:17 AM 


Hi Guys,

Well im calling this one done, unless theres' something glaring that ive missed!

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Sam

(Plushy hopefully we'll see you at Wheels and Tracks on the 20th March!)



www.schwerpunkt.com.au

 
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Wojtek
(Login Voidec)
83.10.113.177

Great project!

May 13 2011, 5:11 AM 

Thanks for fantastic inspiration! Very good job on that model! I simply love idea of partly zimmerited panther. Now I am looking for some other panthers dressed like that. Any chance to find any photo reference online? As far as I am concern there was at least three panthers like that. What about this third one? Any photos?
All the best
Wojtek

 
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Ray Blythe.
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138.217.151.27

Awesome...

May 16 2011, 4:33 PM 

Great work as usual Sam.
Love the subtle to sublime weathering,esp on the OVM.

Just great eyecandy.
R.

 
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