Marder II Tank Destroyer

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Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Spud » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:40 am

I started this last year and i got the Urge to finish it off.

This is the dragon kit i got in marks When G was working there it was a new kit then 2016 i think.

Build up is really nice the Barrel was salvged from the Dragon 234/4 with Pak40
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interior just needs an Engine a pitty they did not supply one
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wires were added using solder,
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So next i need to figure out how to Display it. It will be Muddy and it will be in Russia in the midst of winder so White wash Time :) i have the figures ready for paint So now to figure out its base :)
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby vw8243 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:08 am

Hi P

Not me favorite of the marder family , but this looks great, have no pics kept of this but i have seen a lot a footage of them used in kharkov ,in the conditions your looking at snow & mud wat figs ya got ?
Got to be an ambush type senario , bits a fencing wagon wheel other bits ? :oj
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Spud » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 pm

yea thats the setting im thinking. mabe stuffed behind a house ruin or something, needs to be Ambush for sure,

I have 3 fiigs one is Joachim peiper in Karkov set. ive changed the heads. the other is a tank commander i got on eaby years ago, doubt ill use him tough
http://www.alpineminiatures.com/imagepages/35201.html.

I think i have a few more i can use i will need to look but ild like to use between 3 - 4 figs on the base

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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Wouter » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:52 pm

Oh, good to see mate. Looks like a good piece of kit. Wires and tarp are cool additions. And can't go wrong with Alpine figs ey :)
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Spud » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:57 pm

yep alpine all the way :D

Going to work on some Stowage and the tarp tonight i think,

Ive done the base coat so mabe tomorrow ill do the w/w
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Wouter » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 pm

Good boy :D
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Spud » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 am

the Stowage i made i think was way too tall on the back so binned that today and it had a million little cracks, dunno why.

the Tarp for the top i think looks too "fat" and also has a million cracks so that needs to be redone, But i like how it looks with it,

W/W done Decals on tracks on Next up is weathering :)

Also while i was looking for the T34 turret you see in the pics i came across these guys they are belong to a German Mortar team but seem to fit perfectly in the Vehicle kinda... There clothing is perfect for the Area and setting

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I Think they give a sense of action unlike these guys. [smilie=pdt_box2.gif]
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Wouter » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:02 pm

You are on a roll, aren't ya? Whitewash looks good. And good call concerning the figures. Those mortar crew really fit well and like you said, adds a sense of drama and action to it!
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Spud » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:34 am

On a Roll for sure loving this one for some reason :D Really happy with the fig selection even tough they are plastic :D but that said there pretty decent for being plastic

So started the Chipping and Oils today Oil makes a massive difference to the weathering.

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Not mad about the interior chipping but most of it wont be seen anyhow
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Re: Marder II Tank Destroyer

Postby Wouter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:05 pm

It's coming really to life now. Keep going!
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