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Commission: Panther

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By lady-die   |   Watch
Published: June 28, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 lady-die
Number four out of five in a new series of models for :iconluckyanov:

This is the Panther light BattleMech. Armed with a particle cannon and a four-tube short-ranged missile launcher. To differentiate my design from the classic model, I decided early on that I wanted to make this to, "Look more Tank than Cat." With that in mind, I took heavy inspiration from the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther from the engine deck, down to the tank's armor seams. In keeping with the armored vehicle aspect, I borrowed a bit of design from the Panzer IV turret to design the head. 


Model and image © Liz Gibbs

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BishopSteinerHobbyist Traditional Artist
So ist das Panzer yeah?  What happens when a Lyran builds a Panther? (Well, that and they tend to become assault mechs!)
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lady-dieProfessional Digital Artist
I think then it becomes a Banshee.
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Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. :wow:
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lady-dieProfessional Digital Artist
Panther!
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Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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lady-dieProfessional Digital Artist
Yer killin' me, Smalls! Yer killin' me!
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love the model, though the seams and sloping on the torso armor remind me of the hetzer

ah well, hetzer's gonna hetz
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lady-dieProfessional Digital Artist
I imagine they had similar construction methods for the hulls of both vehicles. 
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