LtPz Panther

The challenge: build any kind of hover tank without using a tank kit's hull or turret - because nothing saus 'fun' like 70 tons of floating mayhem.

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LtPz Panther

Post by Dr. Yo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:31 pm

The "LtPz" is for LuftPanzer ( air armor ) I picked up an old Fujimi Jagdpanther at a show in September and started doing this:

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Since then, it's gotten as a far as the base coat. I figure on doing it in mid-war splinter.
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Re: LtPz Panther

Post by southwestforests » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:11 pm

If I hadn't been able to tell by the Fujimi, the hex base shows it to be 1/72 or 1/76 model: I forget what Fujimi billed theirs as.
Hmm, will have to look up about the contest, haven't looked at any of the contests for ages.
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Re: LtPz Panther

Post by Dr. Yo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:25 am

It's 1/76 as I recall - I'd have to double check the box. It was a great series - I want to say the molds were originally Nittos, but my memory is getting fuzzy. I'm not sure why Artic elected to jump in down here, but I'm glad he did.
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Re: LtPz Panther

Post by Rocketeer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 am

Looks like a fun project!

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Re: LtPz Panther

Post by artic316 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:33 pm

:8) Can hardly wait to see the finished project. Its looking kind of groovy.
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Re: LtPz Panther

Post by Dr. Yo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:44 pm

Thanks, Colleagues - always appreciated! A little more progress.

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Probably won't get back to it for a week - the Mrs. and I are on the road tomorrow for the holiday.
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Re: LtPz Panther

Post by gsb5w » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:14 pm

Before the barrel got put on, the one image with the wings looked like a star warsy vehicle.

Nice progress.

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