Here we have another scale model which I have modeled with my Dust Warfare axis in mind. This time a 1/48 Tamiya Panther Ausf. G. Or rather a Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausführung G. I still have another one of these to build along with a Tiger II, but they are out of production. Unfortunately this scale did not prove popular enough with many modelers. There are no rules for this tank in game, nor have I tried to make any up as of yet, but surely I will at some point.
The main thing I have done to try and make this take look a little less typical is add the Infrared scope, which was an early form of night vision. I got this off of one of my Axis walkers and tweaked it to fit as seen.
|I used a hot piece of wire to melt a couple of dents into the frontal armor. It bulges up the edges quite nicely.|
|This kit comes with a die cast metal lower hull, which gives it a nice heft when assembled. It also includes a braided string to assemble to tow cables and allow them to lay more naturally.|
|One thing on the kit I was not happy with was the exhaust guards, the plastic was just too thick. To remedy this I used them as a form and shaped my own from thin sheet copper. This allowed them to be thinner, but also dent them up a bit.|
|Here you can see some kill markings and the IR scope.|
|The tank is called Die Barenjager or "The Bear Hunter." As in Russian bears, this tank fights on the eastern front.|