Academy 13523 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.V Panther Ausf.G Final Production

Introduction The Ausf G is the last production version of the Panther. Production began around March 1944 until April 1945, with about 3885 produced making it the most numerous of the Panthers. This particular kit depicts the final production model, with a number of distinguished features that separated it from earlier versions, including the “chin”…

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Dragon 6600 Tiger I Initial Production – s.Pz.Abt. 502 Leningrad Region 1942/3

The excellent Dragon Tiger I line saw this release of the initial batch of Tiger I to sPz. Abt. 502 of interesting variants. I first bought the excellent book by Volker Ruff Der Tiger vol. 2 detailing the exploits of 502, and the yet-standardized Tiger was quite captivating. The kit included a sprue to create…

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Dragon 6844 Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.H

To further my practice of weathering I’m doing another Panzer III variant, this time the new-ish Befehlspanzer III ausf. H. There is a very similar DAK variant 6901 that I’ll be building later as well.  I’m using the decal options for Panzer regiment 35 with the “BÄRENFÜHRER” or dancing bear insigna. Only after almost finishing…

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Comparing Dragon Panzer IV Ausf G 6594 and Border Models Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. G BT-001

Now that I have completed the build of the Border Models Panzer IV G, let’s compare them side-by-side. They are really close in execution so I’m going to only point out the differences. Some quick thoughts on the build:  One of the prevalent themes of this kit is to ease a number of pain points…

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Build Review: Border Models BT-001 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G Mid/Late (Panzer IV G)

One of the more anticipated armor kits in recent years, the first model by Border Models is the venerable Panzer IV Ausf. G. As I have previously reviewed. The Panzer IV medium tank was the workhorse AFV of the Wehrmacht and produced throughout the war, with over 8500 built, second only to the Stug III. With…

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Build review: Dragon 6594 Panzer IV Ausf.G Apr – May 1943 Production

Introduction Panzer IV is the workhorse AFV of the German Army until the end of WW2, with over 8500 built, second just behind Stug III. Of its many variants, the more dramatic switch happens around the ausf F. into the longer barrel KwK 40 L/43 gun and later the longer KwK 40 L/48 gun. For…

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