It has been awhile since my last post. I have been very busy at work, and have also lost my wifi to my phone so it takes a lot of data to blog from the phone, and I share a computer with my fiancée. Either way these are all weak excuses for not posting some of the work I have done lately. I decided to upload the pics on her computer at home and use lunchtime at work to post them. I guess that is what you call dedication.
On to the kits:
I have been on a refurbing rampage and have gone back to bring old kits to the current standard. The first kit is an old Revell Panther A/G from my childhood. This kit underwent a refurb last year, but with new techniques I felt that it could use a boost in appearance, and wanted to make it look similar to the two new panthers from PSC in order to round out a company of panthers. Below it is the fellow with the number 1 on the turret. I love this kit, however when it was build in 1997 I was not yet proficient at the link and length style tracks that are a part of the revel kit. Therefore the tracks are rather dodgy in my opinion. Nonetheless a welcome addition to my Normandy forces.
The second refurb in the works was an armourfast StuH42 that I built last Christmas and hastily painted in an eastern front scheme. I was not pleased with the overall result and due to the fact that I wanted to field this assault howitzer in a 1944 Normandy or Holland battle and feeling that I did not need two of these beasts for the east, I went with the idea to repaint it to reflect a more western-front look. I used a picture of a StuH42 from the Arnhem campaign to base the camo-scheme.
Finally, we have a brand new addition to the forces….. A beautiful Dragon Jagdpanther Early Production with Zimmerit. I love dragon kits and if I only need a single tank will probably purchase them as often as I can due to the overall quality of manufacture and ease of build. The kit features Photo-etched parts as well as metal screens that go over the engine housing. The zimmerit also looks brilliant. I will play this large cat in Normandy and Holland as well for 1944 battles. I also have another revel Jagdpanther that will be repainted to reflect a very late 1944-1945 look. Below are shots of the finished product. I hope you enjoy!