Jagdpanther Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 Meng Model 1/35

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JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
For the first time in a while, I will make a Jagdpanther at WWII German AFV. The box art is cool. I made a Dragon Models Jagdpanther a long time ago, and at that time I used an unusual striped camouflage paint, so this time I’d like to paint an orthodox pattern.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
Especially, the MENG box is much bigger than the Dragon in the past. The shelf will soon be full of piling up plastic models.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I remember it. Because I haven’t made large German tanks recently. The number of parts is very small compared to the IV series, so it is easy to work. The wheel is big and easy to handle.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
The chassis is assembled from boxes. It is not so difficult because of the precision of parts.
(2021/06/06)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I was surprised to see that even small parts hidden behind the wheel were chosen from two types. I wonder if this style of preference has been a trend since the golden age of Dragon Models. At King Tiger, the shaft was distorted, so I had to be careful when assembling, but this time I think I can assemble it without any problem.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
There was a crack in the arm of the wheel. I will reinforce the gap with the vehicle body with clear resin. I can’t see well because it’s hidden behind the wheel, so there’s nothing to worry about. Sturdiness is more important.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
By the way, the assembly instruction manual of this Jagdpanther kit is a booklet and the process seems long, but the assembly quantity of each number is small, so I think it goes smoothly. As might be expected, it takes time to wrap the connecting track around the chassis.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
The chassis is almost assembled. It is easy to break if I attach the jack at this timing. I’m worried because there are some thin parts.
(2021/06/08)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
Well, this is the connected track. I made a MENG Panther a little while ago, but I completely forget what it was like.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I have a couple of Achtung Panther books and it’s pretty interesting to read. These are guide books on German tanks which are quite famous in Japan. However, I’m not exactly using this book to build an accurate model. But the author’s power to publish such research materials is amazing.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
Probably when I made the MENG Panther before, it is difficult to cut off because the gate is in the fitting part of the tracks, and the fit is a little lacking. It takes time if I cut it out carefully. If I apply a lot of adhesives and try to reduce the gap, I may be able to manage it.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
The two teeth must be glued to one track. But I was able to work faster than I thought. Since the parts fit well and one truck is big, the length can be made easily.
(2021/06/10)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I don’t use a brush to put glue on every time, so I always use an injector to assemble these tracks. There are a lot of syringes like this on the desk, and it’s kind of dangerous.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I haven’t finished assembling the track parts yet, but I wound one side. It feels good. I only paid attention to the direction of the track.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I put weights on both of them until the adhesive dries. If it is too heavy, the tank itself may be destroyed.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKINGThe assembly instruction manual is complicated because the way of attaching parts is quite different depending on the painting patterns from 1 to 4 in the instruction manual. There are inconsistencies in the illustrations here and there, and I feel like I’m confused. I think it is very difficult for people in MENG to describe the illustration and the part number without contradiction. If the vehicle body is roughly the same as the paint example I chose, is it generally OK?
(2021/06/13)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
From here, there are still many small parts. I finished a big task with a track, but the goal was far away.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
I pasted the etched parts of the engine part which is my favorite work. I like the dramatic increase in precision.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
It has a metal wire and seems to be soft and easy to handle. This white nylon rope was attached to the price tag when I bought Heat Tech at UNIQLO in winter. It is a sad habit of modelers to keep small things that can be used. I have a lot of nylon ropes I bought, but I collect others. Let’s try this one this time.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
When I tried the towing wire with the specified length in the assembly instruction manual, the size was not enough. I think it would be better to check it against Jagdpanther which is under production.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 MAKING
In the case of this kit, it is completed in the way of attaching the gun barrel to the front armor. For example, I remember that the Dragon Bulmbear has a gun mount attached to the bottom of the chassis. It varies.
(2021/06/17)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
According to the parts specification in the painting illustration, this tank has no bolting around the gun mount shield, so it looks like an early type.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
Schulzen, do I call it a side armor? It is a bulletproof plate for small arms such as rifles. All of this Schulzen is used to hide the top of the crawler. I attached all 12 of the spare track links to the left and right. It became a tank like a sample vehicle.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
The antenna was added with a metal wire. I choose the nylon wire on the left side of the tank body same as the towing wire. It was better with superfine copper wire. I will keep it as it is because it is strongly bonded.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
The black base coating has been done on the back as well. It takes quite a long time to do it while checking that there is no unpainted part. The first of the three-color camouflage is the full dark yellow coating, so it may not be very meaningful. It can be used as a cover for unpainted areas or to enhance shadows.
(2021/06/19)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
It won’t start unless I paint dark yellow first. I moved the airbrush many times so as not to leave any leftovers, and the color became quite dark.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
I blew the airbrush from khaki green as I imagined the place of red-brown in my brain. If I fail, I have to do it again several times. This time I don’t prepare 3 airbrushes, but I only use one, so it takes time.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
The camouflage pattern looks okay like this. It is based on dark yellow and has red-brown and khaki green bands irregularly drawn.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 PAINTING
There are a lot of detailed painting works. Tracks and cables are complicated. I thought I was finally finished, but I didn’t paint the rubber on the wheel.
(2021/06/21)

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
The Jagdpanther is completed. The chassis was taken from the Panther tank. The main gun is equipped with a 71 caliber 88 mm gun, so it is heavily armed like the King Tiger heavy tank.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
The front armor is 80mm. Since it is angled diagonally, it has substantially the same high protection as the armor of 150 mm or more.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
The difference between the Jagdpanther type G1 and G2 seems to be due largely to the difference in the layout of the upper surface of the engine area. I was wondering what to do with Zimmerit Coating this time. Since the total production of Jagdpanther was 415 tanks and the production after the coating was discontinued in September 1944 was 338 tanks, I thought it would be good without coating this time.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
This time, the marking is the 559th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion No. 01 tank in the western part of France in 1944. It was painted in three colors of camouflage of an orthodox German tank.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
I made the hatch on the upper surface open and close by inserting a metal wire. I may put a tank soldier on later.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
There are various types such as type G1 and G2 type, early-type, late-type, the latest type, and each part changes very minutely during mass production.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
It is a long gun barrel and seems to have destructive power.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
It’s a small matter, but the clear parts of MENG are of very good quality. It’s very clear and shiny. It’s too good for a tank. If it’s for the aircraft model canopy, it is great.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
I thought water stains and water drops would move radially outward by centrifugal force, so I stained them like that.

JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK JAGDPANTHER Ausf.G1 Sd.Kfz.173 MENG MODEL 1/35 FINISHED WORK
I think dark yellow is a little thick. It may be the color tone of the picture. I thought it would give a good impression if the mold of the crawler belt was a little bright because it emphasized the weight and the strength of the tank. MENG Jagdpanther kit is good overall, so I didn’t think much about it and just moved my hands. The selection of parts is a little troublesome, maybe it is an excellent point of this kit. I will make a MENG kit again.
(2021/06/23)

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