JagdPanther, Braille scale, Revell

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I love those little kits. They have a plus of challenge....
 
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I remember doing one of these, it was one of my favourites.
im slowly working my way through a 'bucket list' of kits i can remember doing back when i was a kid.......this is one i can just dimly remember
 

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Only 50p I'm guessing it wasn't from sword and lance then paul ?
 

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i really enjoyed doing the M16 so going to have another go at an ex-Matchbox kit
i picked this up at a recent show for the ridiculous price of 50p! still sealed!
this was new tool back in 1974



Cool...! I built that in about 1976. I remember the originals were moulded in two colours.
 

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I always liked those Matchbox kits, but that’s probably because I grew up with them (the all-purpose shop in the village carried almost nothing but). The Revell current re-issues have poorer quality tracks, but otherwise it’s nostalgia :smiling3: (And I have about half a dozen of their earlier re-issues, in the original Matchbox-style box and multiple colours, sitting in my stash.)
 

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That’s surprisingly easy on models this size with some modelling putty and a razor saw or sharpish spatula.

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That’s a also Revell Jagdpanther, but in 1/72. The putty is Revell as well, the pattern scored in with a spatula (a knife point turned out to be too sharp) and a ruler to get the lines straight.
 

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time for an update

ive been neglecting this for the last week but i have got some paint on it today

it looks a bit harsh but once i get a wash on it and some matt varnish it will tone down

also got the base done for the second time after it all went a bit pete tong the first time..........its not as good as the first time and thats annoyed me a bit cos it was looking really good and i messed it up at the last moment

next step a coat of clear then some wash all over




 

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50p and comes with base!
Looking good Paul
John.
 

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had a matt coat to dull it all down and added the tracks

you can tell that this kit hasnt aged well.......tracks arnt quite long enough or sit right on the road wheels.....still got a little gap after a bit of surgery..........going to have to hide it with a splodge of mud i think lol......all the paint i put on the tracks have flaked off too so will have to 'improvise'





ages ago i did the revell 1/72 jagdpanther, dragged it out cos i though it would be interesting to compare 1/72 to 1/76 ex-matchbox

1/72 on top from 1997 , 1/76 below from 1974

 
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tracks arnt quite long enough or sit right on the road wheels
The tracks on all the Revell reissues are much worse than on the original Matchbox kits. Many are softer and even stick to the other sprues in the kit, but some go hard with age and become so brittle they’ll break rather than bend.

1/72 on top from 1997 , 1/76 below from 1974
Somebody at Matchbox and/or Revell got their dimensions wrong somewhere, judging by that photo …
 
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