For those who may have been following Greg's entries over the past few weeks you would be hard pressed not to see a theme: WWII tanks - lots of them. This time Greg sends us a selection of excellent German Panthers that he's added to his growing collection.
Take it away Greg:
'Ok, some more product from Plastic Soldier Company, in this case some Panthers. Like the other PSC boxes, you get five vehicles and are spoiled for options. You can make and of the D, A or G variants. The only feature missing is zimmerit finish.'
'The weaknesses of this are similar to the T-34s. The detail is a touch soft. The tracks are a touch fiddly. And the models feel light for war gaming figures. Also, I believe they may have made some mistakes on their instruction sheet - but I think only the hard core Panzer aficionados and TMP anoraks will notice.'
'I did one tank up as an early model "D" variant, and the balance together as a late war platoon with one "A" variant and three "G" variants. The early model tank got a Kursk timeframe camo pattern, and I tried a late war "ambush" style pattern for the other four.'
'I used decals from Battlefront for the tactical numbers and crosses. For the four tanks in late war camo I also tried to get fancy and used decals for the divisional insignia of the 20th Panzer division, a formation that fought on the Eastern front until it was crushed late in the war by a Soviet offensive ("Bagration" I think). It was fun to use the decals, but in the end you can hardly see them.'
'I am really, really liking the Plastic Soldier Company vehicles! I am looking at adding another box of Panthers (and many more T-34s) as I pile up more 15mm stuff...'
Beautiful work Greg. I really like the dot pattern ambush scheme you've done with those late war cats. These five models will give Greg 50 points, placing his total past the 1K mark - Congratulations!