Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Panther G, Early - Tamiya - 35170 - Assembly

Hello everyone!

Last friday the Panther Campaign over at Armorama began and I've had this old Tamiya kit laying around for quite a while now, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make it.

I did however decide to spice it up with a few aftermarket parts, I have previously build the Panther G late also from Tamiya, so I had a some idea for easy improvements.

I wanted to do a zimmerit coating, get a better barrel and some exhaust wents, and I ended up with the following parts.

  • Zimmerit Coating Panther Ausf G 1/35 - Tamiya - B00A46BGGM
  • 7.5cm KwK 42 L/70 PzKpfw V - Panther - RBmodels - 35B06
  • 1/35 Early Panther G Grills Detailing Parts  - Airwaves - 35048

I could probably have done the zimmerit by hand, but I saw that Tamiya had actually made a kit for it, so I decided to try it out and to be honest it looks quite good. There is a few rough edges here and there, but I think with a decent paintjob you really won't notice :)


Since this is a Tamiya kit it only took a few hours to assemble and I honestly have no problem with some lack of details compared to Dragon kits, when it fits together this nicely and still looks good :-p

I haven't glued on the tools, hatches or wheels because I want to be able to paint them separately. I'm still looking for a camouflage pattern to give it and any ideas or suggestions are more than welcome, I really love the look of replacement parts in Red primer or just Dunkelgelb so I might do a bit of that. I'm not going to authenticity just something that will be fun to paint.

Anyways let's have some pictures

I'm still waiting for my Exhaust went in the mail, but that is fine since I need to finish a couple of small FoW builds before I'll begin painting this kitty.

That's for now, stay tuned :-)



  1. How did you assemble the RB Barrel into that mantlet? It seems wrong to me, mantlets notches prevents it. Even I remove them, gun seems shorter than the kit one. Exact same code 35B06...

    1. Its been 3 years so I honestly can't remember :p but I don't recall having had any problems what so ever :/