A blog dedicated to the hobby aspect of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40k universe. This blog covers painting, converting, scratch building, and sometimes even playing Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Blood Angels, or other armies as I get around to painting them.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Bolt Action Panther
The Warlord Games plastic Panther kit is is great except for the stowage and tank tools. My intent was to paint this tank for display purposes, so I knew I had to replace them. A bent paperclip to replace that zig-zag tool, replacement track spreaders, a new axe, and a new tow cable were all I felt up to replacing. I will take some nicer photos later, but I wanted to show the tank before I had completed it. Paint chipping, streaking, overall dust effects, additional pigment, and lots of cleanup are still ahead for this guy, but I think it is looking pretty cool. This is my first soft edge three color camouflage job on one of these. My goal is to explore all of the German camouflage paint schemes.
So in game terms, I'm not sure I would ever take a sole Panther. On the other hand, I love how beat up and broken it is starting to look. It might have to pull some tabletop duty just because of how it looks.