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Flak Panther Ausf.D

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The Cyber-Hobby Flak Panther ausf. D was really a blast to build. It has been modeled in the markings of the German Abt. 653 in Tarnopol, south-east Poland in 1944.

To ensure some realism, the only upgrade to the kit was fruils late type panther tracks and some scratch built handles. The kit comes with a decent photo etched ensemble and some fine DS tracks, so the need for aftermarket kits is quite unnecessary for a good build.

Paint and weathering was done using Tamiya paints and mig pigments. After a neutral gray primer, a black pre-shade was used to add some depth on welds and joints. The base coat is xf-60 dark yellow and the camouflage pattern are xf-64 red brown and xf-67 nato green. The track color is a mix of red brown and xf-56 metal gray.

Once the colors dried I sprayed a diluted mist of dark yellow to tone the ensemble. To seal the base colors, I've clear coated with x-22 clear gloss. Pin wash was done with Pebeo oil colors and odorless mineral spirit. The chipping was accomplished with acrylics and a good old number two lead pencil. Then came a flat coat and a fine mist of diluted xf-57 buff and another flat coat. At last, some highlights on metal parts with graphite…and voila!

This kit was great fun and I must thank the Armorama community for support and insight all through the build, because the information about that particular vehicle is very scarce.
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About the Author

About Philippe (asmodeuss)
FROM: QUEBEC, CANADA

After a long leave of 15 years during wich I've studied biology and arts I went back to modeling. the feeling of peacefulnes and deep concentration was calling me once again, with the usual despair and sheer panic related with dml plans... Must be the cement fume but I can!t get away from this thing...


Comments

Hello Phil, Cogradulations on a fantastic build. Your camo is first rate! Your FlakPanther is a magnificent beast indeed. Gary
JUN 24, 2012 - 04:15 PM
It was great seeing this model come together Phil and I hope you do the build feature on this model as it will be of interest to members.
JUN 25, 2012 - 12:06 AM
Awesome model Phil! Really inspires me and also makes me want to build one of these puppies. Congrats and great work
JUN 25, 2012 - 03:51 AM
Thank you guys! much apreciated comming from 3 great builders. Maybe i'll do the build feature. But first I got to be able to upload pics...since the sever changed, I can't. I'll be patient. Anyway I've got a half done diorama for this flakpanther so I got to finish that first! Thanks again for the good words and motivation. Phil.
JUN 27, 2012 - 01:04 AM