The release of the Tamiya Panther has caused me to break my vow of building only Allied armor.  The glut of German armor kits irks me when the basic variant of the Sherman tank is still the most elusive even though there were nearly 50,000 of them in service. 

My compromise is an Allied variant of the Panther.  One early G model was captured near Arnhem, repainted, and operated for several months by the Coldstream guards in late 1944.  I originally modeled “Cuckoo” for the 2006 Tamiyacon in 1/35 but the gears in my head began turning when Mr. Tamiya told the SCAT club members of the new release.


Captured Panther G