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    • Hi Bob Patrick is correct with regards to Panthers never being used in the desert (I have no idea what Airfix were thinking about with that boxart!) That said, it is possible for a Panther 'A' (your model is a late 'A' type) to have no camouflage, however, in all likelihood, it would have had Zimmerit applied. Patrick, I have to question your assertion that all Panzers were painted at the factory. This was true toward the end of the war but in the mid war years (indeed up to 1944) many received their camouflage from the workshops in the field. As proof, here's a Tiger II receiving it's camouflage in a field in Normandy. As Patrick says though it's sometimes unwise to follow box art and it's always worth checking a few references for confirmation. Bob, the paintwork on your Panther looks very nice - a very neat job. With a bit of detail painting this make for a stunning model. Cheers P    
    • In general I think the new idea is worth a try. for preference I would keep the existing way of posting the builds as it is useful to have all the builds in one section. i understand people's concerns about planning ahead, but for me that was a problem, this year I had good intentions to join several of the builds but could not due to time constraints caused by work and travel (compounded by being a slow builder). As an example back in June September looked clear in my calendar I now have five multi day trips to other parts of Europe, so modelling time will be minimal.  So for me the ability to see a group build starting next month i have a much better idea of whether I can commit or not. i think once committed people should make every effort to take part, but personal or work issues may prevent participation through no fault of their own. In those cases an apology should be made on withdrawal. it also puts the onus on us to put forward group builds and join in. Otherwise it will not happen. finally with this proposal we will possibly have multiple overlapping group builds, what are people's thoughts on entering a build into more than one group build if it qualifies? For instance the same aircraft may satisfy a US jets, Vietnam War and Carrier aircraft Group build criteria.
    • Wow baz. are those flat styrene sheets ? Whats the thickness of those? 
    • This one awesome thread! like the B29 Dave. And the engine Looks the business John mate.
    • That's looking good so far Bob,it's always tough to show the pre-shading in photos. As for your choice of a plain colour... well, it's your build but Panthers never served in North Africa - using Airfix box art isn't the most accurate source of information! The photo you've used probably depicts a group of Panthers outside the MAN factory prior to having their camo paint added. There's an oft-repeated myth that German tanks were painted by their individual crews. The truth is that it was done by the factory or at field workshops many miles away from the front lines. Keep the updates coming!  
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