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Best 1:72 or 1:35 Jagdpanther?
Topic Started: Jul 10 2017, 10:41 PM (727 Views)
Jasonb
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Hi all...

Today I was reminiscing about the old Matchbox 1:72 Jagdpanther that I built when I was a kid, and decided that I'd like to build another one.

Could anyone recommend the best (or even a good!) kit of the Jagdpanther, in both/either 1:72 or 1:35. I'm not particularly worried about 'Early', 'Mid' or 'Late' versions or anything like that.

Thanks...
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Nice one Jason and built one myself back in the day!
I think these kits were more like 1/76 than 1/72 but am not complaining. I always thought the design was very modern for late 1940s..

Here's a link to 1/72 reviews on Scalemates where you'll probably get 1/35 reviews too.

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Ok there is a caveat attached to this advice in that apart from the matchbox Jagdpanther and the old Fujimi/Nitto JagdPanther, both in 1/76 scale, built years ago I haven't built one in 1/35.

From memory the Nitto/fujimi one is better and more detailed than the matchbox/revell.

I don't know about the Trumpeter 1/76 version but I wasn't impressed with their Sherman or T-34 in that scale but that might be just my fat fingers.

When I do build one in 1/35 it will be the
tamiya Late Jagdpanther
which I have heard only good things about
You don't need zimmerit for it which is another bonus.

DML do an Early Jagdpanther with Zimmerit if you wan't a more detailed/complicated build but according to scalemates it's about twice the price of the Tamiya one

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Of course if you really wanted to go all out to prove your love of the jagdpanther you could, for a mere EUR 271.69 plus postage go for Tamiya's 1/16 Jagdpanther :clap: :clap: :clap:



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Heck of a difference between the two scales ...1/48 might be a nice compromise but a lot closer to 1/35 in price .Ive got the S Model (?) twin set 1/72 from HobbyDen , comes with etch for grilles.
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Jasonb
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Thanks for your replies lads! Both of those 1:35 kits look interesting, probably lean towards the Tamiya one, but I'm in no rush so I can look into it some more. Thanks!
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There is a new zvezda Jagdpanther in 1/72. It is a snap fit kit but looks to have plenty of detail with 97 parts
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Thanks Pat, I appreciate you remembering this! It'll be probably next year before I get to this; I have my next three builds lined up, and that'll get me to the summer. But I will build one eventually! :)
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