A good read and a cold one….plus more RFM Panther..
So buying books has become more expensive as of late, I suppose specialty books always have been more spendy than a mainstream top seller, but still, ebay what the first Dual in the Mist goes for these days! The last time I spent upwards of $30 on a reference (fairly cheap I know) I was disappointed, it was a B-17 book and really had nothing new I couldn’t find on the net. Nevertheless after reading glowing reviews about this gem I ordered it. Best reference money I have spent in years, the pictures are clear, the captions in Czech and English are concise and informative and the artwork wonderful, PLUS Thomas Jentz gives it praise in the forward. If you have any interest in the Panther, especially late war Gs in Czechoslovakia buy it! On to the Panther build. So far so good, the detail is amazing, one nit pick i that the commanders cupola sits too tall. These late war Panthers had bolted cupolas and as such had a small space between the cupola and the turret top. I simply sanded the bottom down, and then added some Mr Surfacer to smooth the whole thing together. The other pictures are of turret detail and the turret traverse, almost a kit in itself!
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