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wingleader35606 Jan 2013 8:38 p.m. PST

d, A, or G? I've got the PSC box and i can't make up my mind… I just found out that i bought the wrong shermans- M4A2… only used by allies and the USMC… not that it really matters at this scale…

I'm thinking normandy as the time period… and have 10 to build… soo i welcome your thoughts… I'm soo indecisive

Ben

Personal logo VonBlucher Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 9:22 p.m. PST

Mostly A's in Normandy with a few early G's and a couple of d's with A turrets. Any replacements sent to the front were probably early G's

Lion in the Stars06 Jan 2013 9:28 p.m. PST

IIRC, the mnemonic is: Kursk delayed for the damned Panther(d)s, while the Goddamn Krauts got Panther Gs for the Goddamn Bulge.

Mako1106 Jan 2013 9:34 p.m. PST

Yea, A's are best for Normandy.

Hornswoggler07 Jan 2013 3:30 a.m. PST

Yea, A's are best for Normandy.

But PSC isn't a good option for Ausf A due to lack of Zimm, no?

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 6:46 a.m. PST

Hornswoggler I am pretty sure you are right that zimmerit is needed in that time period. But I don't worry about it myself. Do I feel guilt about it? I do actually!

I'm definitely not one of those folks who say "you would not notice at 1:72 or below I think you would. However, I find it far too difficult to model myself. Applying it to scale on 1:72, that is. Anything I've tried to do and efforts by many other people I've seen at 1:72 look to me the results would be the equivalent of the 70s eras of plaster ceilings with huge long Stalactites. grin

I imagine it would be a nightmare in 15mm.
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Tim

Hornswoggler07 Jan 2013 7:11 a.m. PST

I'm definitely not one of those folks who say "you would not notice at 1:72 or below I think you would. However, I find it far too difficult to model myself.

Agreed and agreed.

I imagine it would be a nightmare in 15mm.

Or buy Battlefront 15mm Panthers with Zimm already moulded on !

VonBurge07 Jan 2013 8:42 a.m. PST

So long as it's painted well and looks good on the table, mit or sans zimmerit is not so important to me when the dice start rolling. It's a small detail I think, however using winter painetd kit in a summer battle or DAK PzKw-IVs in Normandy etc might be a bit too much for me.

Garand07 Jan 2013 9:42 a.m. PST

If you want to add zimmerit, instead of slathering putty on the model, get a plastic scriber and scribe the zimm on. You'd probably want to do this before assembly. Yes, it would be time consuming, but it would look great afterwards…The zimm on most 15mm models are overscale anyway…

Damon.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 10:28 a.m. PST

Lookout a "panzer tank" is coming!
@ 15mm no one will notice -(no one you will want to play with that is)

Personal logo Who asked this joker Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 10:34 a.m. PST

Just do a 'G' and be done with it.

Mako1108 Jan 2013 12:41 a.m. PST

You are correct.

I love Panthers with zim.

Others just don't look right to me, even if they are late-war G models.

Rudi the german09 Jan 2013 3:15 a.m. PST

Hi,

Make the command tank a D.

Than 3 of each letter inorder to represent a company each.


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