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The idea behind this display was based on the lack of movement the German army was restricted to in the latter part of the war. The vehicle is portrayed with the tank pausing for a moment with the crew scanning the sky for enemy aircraft . The 2 Alpine figures which have been following the Panther have also paused to take note of possible air attack. I used Alpine figures for the first time and found the sculpting exquisite The Dragon Panther G (No. 6268) is depicted in late war colour scheme. The vehicle is basically portrayed to be used from middle 1944 to war's end . It's not meant to depict a particular unit or theatre in which it served. The model was built straight out of the box with the addition of Adlers Nest aerial and Accurate Amour tow cable wire . The model was painted in Lifecolor acrylics. After painting the model, the lower hull, tracks and running gear all received a paste of interior wall filler /Hudson and Allen railway scenic dirt, with acrylic paint used to darken the wall filler down during mixing. Fine wire was tied and super glued on each side of the turret brackets. I then used Heki trees with diluted down white glue and tea leaves, to make the foliage and hand applied each piece onto the turret with tweezers. The crew are a combination of Royal Model torso’s and Warrior heads for the Radio Operator and Commander. The Royal Model driver's head included the resin and etch headphones. Fine electrical strand was used for their intercom wiring. Once the crew figures had been glued into the lower hull of the model, the complete model got a dose of MIG light dust .
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