Novan Elites Fleet – Panthera II Class Heavy Frigates

(3 customer reviews)

£8.50

Nova Elites Fleet – Panthera II Class Heavy Frigates

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SKU: BGH-NE-01 Category:

Description

THIS WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE LAST BATCH OF METAL CAST PANTHERA BEFORE I MOVE OVER TO MOSTLY RESIN CAST SHIPS, SO PLEASE BE AWARE OF THAT. THE MOULD FOR THIS MODEL IS SHOWING SIGNS OF WEARING OUT SO THESE ARE NOT OF THE SAME QUALITY AS USUAL BUT STILL OF VIABLE USE, FORTUNATELY MOST OF THE WEAR IS IN AREAS THAT WILL BE COVERED BY THE “WINGS” OR WEAPON BROADSIDES.

The Panthera class Heavy Frigate is the workhorse of the Novan Elite fleets. Heavily armed and armoured, its various weapon configurations allow it to fulfil many different void combat roles.
No matter its broadside configuration, the Panthera’s basic armament includes two heavy twin or optionally triple linked dorsal mounted turrets and two pairs of prow torpedo tubes. Its broadsides allow for different types of weapon systems which can be changed whilst in dock due to it’s modular design.

Most commonly used are weapons batteries, more than capable of tearing huge chunks out of enemy vessels many times its own size. Another popular configuration for the Panthera is to fit it with launch bays, allowing the heavy frigate to carry several squadrons of Javelin fighters and Pilum bombers. In order to protect other ships of the fleet from waves of ordnance and enemy fighters the Panthera is sometimes also configured with broadside turret platforms capable of projecting a withering volume of defensive fire.

This set now contains the components necessary to build the Panthera II refit version as an option.

set contents:

2 x Panthera hulls
2 x Wing sets with adaptors (forward and aft)
2 x Twin turret broadsides
2 x Triple turret broadsides
2 x Launch bay broadsides
2 x Gun deck broadsides

Model is 52mm long, bases not included.

3 reviews for Novan Elites Fleet – Panthera II Class Heavy Frigates

  1. John Healy (verified owner)

    I’ve ordered these ships twice now, and I’m very happy with what I’ve received. They are a solid hunk of metal with crisp and clean details all over the ship. Minimal assembly is required and all parts have fit tightly together. The hole for the pegs is just the right size for the usual flight stands. I was able to go from washing to finished ships in record time, say about ten minutes per ship with fast drying glue. Once base-coated the details in these ships will cry out for a careful and characterful paint scheme. I’m watching the development of this particular line of ships with interest.

  2. osjclatchford (verified owner)

    An outstanding model. great design and its size is ideal as to represent light/strike sized cruiser or even to represent defence monitor type vessels. paint up a treat and with so many options on sprue there’ll be no shortage of loadout options.
    its construction/design also makes conversion options easy and fun.
    buy one! I did and have come back for more.
    you will too, I’m sure!

  3. Voronesh (verified owner)

    I just bought the current batch. The problematic areas are no issue at all.

    On the model itself, it is even more gorgeous than the photos suggest, and will be a perfect elite vessel.

    The options in the set are simply astounding in their quality and also quantity of option!

    Simply a perfect set.

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