For some of you, this may come as no surprise, but I like to build with more than only Technic. I find a lot of enjoyment building with Technic, but as a child I had more fun with the bricks. My resources (and bricklink.com) now allow me to build some of the things I never could at that time. To this day I still like making tanks, so I present to you a model of the Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther. This is still one of my favorite tanks: simple lines, great stance, decent performance, and for my purposes, able to be made in LEGO.
Building instructions may be found here.
While I love building tanks, I don’t build them often. Posting a tank to the LEGO community online is asking for trouble. There are a lot of builders like me who like to build tanks, so it is hard to make a tank that doesn’t take some influence from someone else. While the design is mine, there are a lot of ideas from others that have influenced this design. Feel free to take a look as some of the ideas in this gallery. Thanks to the various builders.
I have some more Technic models in the queue, so until then, enjoy this break from normal.
The full gallery may be viewed here. Thanks for reading.