Model kit of Panzer IV ausf. D was produced by Tamiya, in 1:35 scale. The mold is made in the seventies, but I didn’t encounter many problems with assembling. The kit is containing 3 figurines, also, which is nice, it adds some life to it.
This kit was produced by Romanian brand Hobby Park. It is, as technology used, as old as the plane it’s self 🙂 – so I have to modify a lot, to sand a lot, fill gaps modify parts, etc. … a lot of patience needed to finish it.
It was a little difficult to build this model tank. It was a customized version of British Centurion Mk 5 for IDF needs.
Like the Panther earlier, it was a nice kit to build (it comes from Zvezda, too). The little soldiers are from Zvezda, too.
On this model I tried a new type of paints (Hataka lacquer paints). It wasn’t a immediate success, but I’m still learning. The model was painted in IAF cammo.
This was a fun kit to assembly and paint, I had little trouble on the tracks, but the rest of it was pretty okay. About Panzer V (Panther) ausf D:
It was participated in the battle for Kursk (although is D variant, was the first operational of it’s type, A variant was a later one). Has a crew of 5, almost 45 tons and a 75mm main gun – rifled. It was not very a reliable equipment, later variants variants came with improvements.
Leopard 1 MBT – Model building, scale 1:35
It took me some 20 hours doing this tank model.
The tank is similar withe Russian T54/55 and was the last Chinese tank built with some Soviet assistance, before the diplomatic relationships were severed – internally it was called WZ-120. The model was easy to make – I didn’t paint it very well, but for the first time is okay.
Pictures taken at Panzermusum in Munster, Germany – January 2020