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P-VLOG: Ersatz Panther – From Parts To Painted

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Welcome to this P-VLog with the Tank God John. In it we'll be taking one of Warlord Games' new Ersatz Panther kits from start to finish beginning with building the kit, then moving on to getting some painting and weathering done as we finish the model...

P-VLOG: Ersatz Panther - From Parts To Painted

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, ideas, and your own work on this kind of vehicle.

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But Why Is It Red John?

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When the Germans were painting these Panther tanks they wanted to get them done as quickly as possible and with as little green paint. With that in mind that means that some of the inner parts of the tanks they left them bright red and all sorts of other colours!

But Why Is It Red John?

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solar
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I haven’t watched all the videos yet but the finished model looks really well done so good job 🙂

bothi
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Love the 150th Panzerbrigade and their camo / ally-looking stuff. Makes for some great builts and some great story telling.
Nice P-VLOG.

seldon9
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I really enjoyed these videos, thanks for posting them! By the way @johnlyons did you get time to do one of the tutorials from start to finish in the Giraldez book?

johnlyons
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Not yet. Still working up the confidence 😉

seldon9
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You look like you’ve the skills already! He ain’t all that 😉

spacewolflord
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I really do like this format for a building/painting guide. Everything in one place and broken down it to nice segments.

ghent99
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A great series for everyone on vehicles and painting. Well done and I will be taking these to heart as I do my StuG’s for Bolt Action.

wittmann007
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Operation Grief is perhaps one of the most overlooked pieces of modern tactical genius.

Although it didn’t get very far in terms on the Physical effects, the Psychological damage it caused, in terms of doubting who was who, was massive. The Americans even arrest a bunch of high ranking Colonels and Generals because they thought they were actually Germans.

Sick Ersatz though!

oriskany
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Who can forget the stories of Lt. General Omar Bradley being stopped at the side of the road by a section of MPs, and made to sing “Mairzy Doats” (a popular song at the time) to prove he was an American . . .

Or General D. D. Eisenhower basically being “arrested” by his own security section and locked in a house for “his own safety.”

Not that the commanding general of 1st US Army or S.H.A.E.F. had anything important to do just then, you know, with 26 German divisions smashing through their front line . . .

Please, take a day off in hour HQ villa or sing silly little songs by the roadside. 🙂

In the end, though, mostly these commandos were captured. All that were captured were lined up and shot as spies. Get caught wearing the other side’s uniform? The Geneva Convention says you get the firing squad. 🙁

norgalad
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Great series of videos, I am going to try some of these techniques on my new m18 Hellcat

templar007
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Excellent and well done.

Now on to the next of 100 builds and paints! (we can only hope)!!! O:)

rasmus
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3 videos down will have to watch the rest later

rasmus
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Love the Tank-porn

johnlyons
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Thank you, everyone, for the amazing feedback! It’s nice to be let off the chain and get to blog on such a project. I see a few of you enjoying the techniques used, and honestly, at first I was a little unsure if it was going to be the right approach. Since most of the painting I do in the office is aimed at “army” painting. Stuff to handle a larger number of models in an effective and time-efficient manner. It’s been a lot of fun and quite humbling seeing many of your comments. If you have anything specific you’d like to know or ask don’t be afraid to drop me a PM. 🙂

rasmus
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@johnlyons you should be let off the chain more often

lawnor
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I really liked this. I like the idea of going in to a little more step by step detail and having a more noobish painter sit beside you and copy your work, asking questions on our behalf and making mistakes for us to learn from. I’d love to see more video series’ like this from john. Would be nice to have a play all button on vlogs like this too. I watch BoW while painting and I prefer to not have to down tools every couple of minutes.

tonysilvey
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Great series John. The finished model looks great and a really interesting subject.