The First Panther|
Widely regarded as one of the finest German WWII armor designs, the Panther's story began with the Ausf.D variant. Panthers had exemplary survivability on account of well sloped armor, impressive firepower from a 7.5cm gun, and a 700hp engine giving good mobility - truly a complete performance package. It debuted in the pivotal Battle of Kursk in July 1943 and made an immediate impact, taking out enemy armor from range. Later in the war, Ausf.A and Ausf.G variants were also produced.
About the Model
★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 186mm, width: 73mm. ★The Panther Ausf.D form with sloped armor and 7.5cm gun is authentically reproduced in a compact 1/48 scale. ★Cast mantlet texture and weld lines are recreated. ★Assembly type tracks utilize one-piece straight sections. ★Comes with a torso figure and two marking options for Battle of Kursk vehicles.
★Left: With 7.5cm gun and sloped armor the Panther cut an imposing figure, and that form is faithfully recreated by this kit.|
★Right: Assembly type tracks give a realistic finish, and include single-piece straight sections for ease of construction.
★Left: Panther Ausf.D details such as the horizontal jack position are of course captured. String is provided for tow cables.|
★Right: A commander torso figure is included for installation in the cupola. Realistic pose and expression add yet more detail.
|Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/48 German Tank Panther Ausf.D|
|Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint||Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
|LP-3 Flat black||LP-54 Dark iron|
|LP-55 Dark yellow 2||LP-56 Dark green 2|
|LP-57 Red brown 2||LP-61 Metallic gray|
|LP-65 Rubber black||LP-66 Flat flesh|
|Tamiya Color||Tamiya Color||Tamiya Color|
|X-11 Chrome silver||XF-1 Flat black||XF-15 Flat flesh|
|XF-52 Flat earth||XF-53 Neutral grey||XF-56 Metallic grey|
|XF-64 Red brown||XF-84 Dark iron||XF-85 Rubber black|
|XF-88 Dark yellow 2||XF-89 Dark green 2||XF-90 Red brown 2|
★Useful tools in the construction of your model|
Item 74007 Screwdriver No.1 M
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick Type)
★Make the details stand out!|
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)
★Adding realistic weathering effects to your model|
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick
★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed|
Item 73004 Display Case C