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Panther V Ausf.D 5th Company 52nd Panzer Battalion Kursk 43 (semi-historical)

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This skin is semi-historical as it features the Giraffe camo pattern first pictured on the Elephant tank destroyers who made their debut at the Battle of Kursk. I have not found any photographs of Panthers in the same camo at this time although it became more prevalent in the later months of the war. This does not mean they didn't exist.

 

The markings are of the lead tank of the 2nd platoon, 5th Company of the 52nd Panzer Battalion. One of the 200 that went into action with the Grossdeutschland Division on the southern salient of the Kursk Bulge. More were lost due to breakdowns and fires than enemy action as there had been no time for proper testing as they were rushed into the upcoming Battle.

 

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/7n6czbneng8yx3i/PzV_5th_Company_52nd_Panzer_Battalion_Kursk_43_v6_%261.zip/file

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Another great skin, thank you Flowbee 

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Camouflage patterns would often be brushed by the tank crew as a field-mod, depending on the actual landscape and season.

Anyway, another masterpiece,

thanks for sharing. 

Kato

 

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Camouflage patterns would often be brushed by the tank crew as a field-mod, depending on the actual landscape and season.

 

I read that and it makes good sense, I also read of the Luftwaffe doing the same thing. I was also told that the paint actually arrived as solid blocks of pigment which were then dissolved in a bucket of petrol and then brushed on. Does anyone know if that second bit is correct?

 

Another version, maybe closer to history. This one is very dusty and slightly damaged. I took off a mudguard but had to put it back on as the inner liner is shared between left and right. They either both have to come off or else stay on. Pity. I like the dust effect but it might look different depending on monitor.

 

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/7wcj8g5u6akg57i/PzV_Kursk_43_v2_%261.zip/file

 

 

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Wow,

it's like Christmas, another great gift!

The damaged skirt plate adds a nice touch of realism.

Thank You for sharing. You are doing a great job without a template.

 

Salute, Kato

p.s.

Maybe not historical on a D model (picture is a Panther A), but a ambush camouflage fits on every Panther 😎  

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Work of Art :thank_you:....your skin style on planes and tanks is so unique...Thank you for all this beauty Flowbee...!  :good:

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19 hours ago, Flowbee_603 said:

I read that and it makes good sense, I also read of the Luftwaffe doing the same thing. I was also told that the paint actually arrived as solid blocks of pigment which were then dissolved in a bucket of petrol and then brushed on. Does anyone know if that second bit is correct?

During the period from the introduction of Dunkelgelb in spring 1943 into Summer 1944 front line vehicles were to be painted Dunkelgelb as the base color, with pigments provided to the units for the Olivgrün and Shokoladebraun. There were recommended thinners, but in a pinch most liquids could be used, and you'll see a wide variety of patterns and application methods can be seen during this period, from spray guns to brushes. After mid 1944 (don't know the date of the change in orders off the top of my head) new vehicles were to be painted in camo at the factory, and you see much more standardized and hard edge camo. Interestingly when the change to Dunkelgelb commenced in spring of 43, you will see photos of vehicles in Dunkelgrau painted over with the new camo colors, but not entirely re base-coated in Dunkelgelb.

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Frankreich.- Panzersoldaten auf Panzer VI "Tiger II" (Königstiger) am Waldrand beim Besprühen mit Farbe.

France.- Panzer soldiers on Panzer VI 'Tiger II' (King Tiger) spraying paint... .

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A series of pictures from 1944(?).

 

regards

Kato

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9 minutes ago, Katowiz said:

 

Frankreich.- Panzersoldaten auf Panzer VI "Tiger II" (Königstiger) am Waldrand beim Besprühen mit Farbe.

France.- Panzer soldiers on Panzer VI 'Tiger II' (King Tiger) spraying paint... .

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A series of pictures from 1944(?).

 

regards

Kato

Schwere Abteilung 503 with Zimmerit! 1944

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BTW, it would be nice, if the german vehicles and guns, that are still grey, would be in camouflage colours for late war scenarios, too.

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14 minutes ago, Yogiflight said:

BTW, it would be nice, if the german vehicles and guns, that are still grey, would be in camouflage colours for late war scenarios, too.

Hi Yogi,

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sXoe-H2NTlrT9E3L-0vXu-8dtC-VT3sw/view

 

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all credits are going to the genius DetCord12B 

 

regards

Kato

 

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On 2/5/2020 at 11:02 PM, Katowiz said:

Wow,

it's like Christmas, another great gift!

The damaged skirt plate adds a nice touch of realism.

Thank You for sharing. You are doing a great job without a template.

 

Salute, Kato

p.s.

Maybe not historical on a D model (picture is a Panther A), but a ambush camouflage fits on every Panther 😎  

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I've been working on a similar one for some time. It's still a long way away. The turret is further ahead, the hull is just started...It's going to take a while.

 

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Aaaaah,

now that's a nice surprise.

Great skin, can't wait to put it on a cat and get in ambush position.

This will be a real masterpiece!

 

regards 

Kato

 

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9 hours ago, Katowiz said:

Aaaaah,

now that's a nice surprise.

Great skin, can't wait to put it on a cat and get in ambush position.

This will be a real masterpiece!

 

regards 

Kato

 

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To bad the enemy and friendly players only see the custom skins if they have downloaded it.

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On 2/13/2020 at 2:20 AM, Jaws2002 said:

 

 

I've been working on a similar one for some time. It's still a long way away. The turret is further ahead, the hull is just started...It's going to take a while.

 

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Oh man, that's one of my favorite cammo patterns! :clapping:

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