German vehicles form 1945 are quite popular among modellers, becasue of theirs unusual painting schemes. I wanted to build some Panthers for my “Battlegroup” game tank platoon. But I also wanted them to look a little bit different.
So when I saw some interesting schemes in AK-Interactive’s “1945 German Colours” book, I decided to use one of them. It’s a painting scheme that presents what it could looked like, when last Panthers were produced and painted in MAN factory in april 1945.
I used Italeri’s fast assembly kit, consisting of two, late war Panthers. The biggest advantage of this kit is that each tank consists of only 12 parts. But unfortunately, details are a little bit faint, and due to poor parts fitting, there are several parts connections that need to be filled with putty and sanded. You can’t build a detailed miniature basing on this kits, but they’re just fine as common tabletop, wargame models.
I used as always Tamiya acrylics for main colours, AK and MiG effects and, for the first time, Tamiya panel line accent wash, which I find very useful and convenient to use. Panthers aren’t weathered too much, because they were planned as “just producend tanks”