bookAFV Modeller
Issue 16

Published bimonthly by AFV Modeller Ltd.
64 pages soft cover A4 format.

Issue 16 is a special issue devoted entirely to the Panther and the contents are as follows:

Spot On by Manus Gallagher (pages 2-12)
This article details the building of the Tamiya Panther G Early and finished in the distinctive "licht und schatten" (spot) cam scheme applied to some Panthers during late 1944.

The model is detailed using scratchbuilt items as well as items from ABER etched sets as well as others corrections to the kit with a number of in-progress shots showing these additions.

The process of creating the stencils and applying the camouflage is described with text and progress pics as well as images of the finished model showing the scheme to good effect.

Panther Preservation by Hilary L.Doyle & Thomas L.Jentz (pages 13-15)
This chronicles the restoration of a Panther Ausf.A with photos of various hull and engine components before, during and after the restoration and offers some good reference photos.

Krefeld Panther by Chris Leeman (pages 16-23)
The Tamiya Panther G Late gets a run in this model that also includes update sets from ABER, Elefant, Model Artisan, FineMolds, Friulmodel and now defunct Anvil for the tracks.
There are progress shots of the model during construction as well as of the finished model plus a couple of wartime photos of the actaul vehicle modelled to show the features included.
The photos are accompanied by detailed text describing the building and painting of the model plus a short historical account of the vehicle.

308 by David Parker (pages 24-33)
Dave builds the well documented Panther '308' captured during the Normandy campaign and adds his own Zimmerit as well as numerous detail items from ABER, Elefant, Model Artisan and Cromwell plus some scratchbuilt items.
The article is light on text with just brief descriptions of the many photos of the model during and after construction with many of these close-ups that really show the details included.
This article includes many tips and details that can be incorporated into any Panther model not just the one depicted here.

Befehls-Panther Aust.G by Darren Gawle (pages 34-41)
The Tamiya Panther G is again featured in this build with extensive text as well as a few progress pics and many photos of the finished model to fully illustrate the description of the building and painting of the model.

Panther Portfolio (pages 42-47)
The section has many wartime photos of Panthers early and late that offer some interesting details as well as diorama possibilities.

Keeping Track - New releases (pages 48-53)
The usual 6 page run down on new products for the modeller with brief descriptions and photos of the products featured.

Under New Management by Adam Wilder (pages 54-64)
The Tamiya Panther G again gets a run and this article is as much a tutorial on using and soldering etched parts as it is actually building the model. There are numerous progress and step by step photos showing the soldering processes as well as adding the parts to the model and finally a step by step of the painting process which should prove informative and useful to most.

The issue continues the excellent trend of this magazine.

Page Created 23 June 2004

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