January 11, 2013

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 08jan2013 Girls und Panzer

Is this the ultimate weathering job on a armor model? Apperantly there is a Japanese anime television series Girls und Panzer that has inspired young ladies in Japan to build and trick out armor models. I don't know for sure if this is one such model but it sure adds a whole new dimension to the art of armor modeling and earns our Picture of the Week honor.

From Wikipedia

Girls und Panzer (ガールズ&パンツァー Gāruzu ando Pantsā?) is a 2012 Japanese anime television series created by Actas. The animation is directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and produced by Kiyoshi Sugiyama. Takaaki Suzuki, who has earlier acted as a military history advisor for Strike Witches and Upotte, has revealed that he is involved in the production of the anime. The series began airing in Japan on October 8, 2012.


The story takes place in a universe where girls participate in Sensha-dō (戦車道?, lit. "Way of the Tank"), the art of operating tanks, as a traditional martial art. Miho Nishizumi, a girl who has had a bad experience with Sensha-dō, transfers to Ooarai Girl's High School to get away from it. However, soon after joining, the school revives Sensha-dō and Miho, being the only student with any experience in operating a tank, is ordered to take part. Despite being initially reluctant, Miho soon comes to enjoy Sensha-dō again and, joined by her new friends; Saori, Hana, Yukari and Mako, enters a national Sensha-dō championship where they face off against various other schools

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