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Tamiya Marder IIIM

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This is Dans Marder IIIM in Normandy, 1944. The Tamiya kit comes with some new figures that are pretty good Dan reports. This Marder is awaiting the Allied advance in an ambush mode. The Marder IIIM was a successful use of an old 38T chasis with a 75mm gun. The kit was built OTB and on a simple base. Dan used Tamiya acrylics and Vallejo for the figures
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About the Author

About Dan Holland (Tankwarrior)
FROM: ALBERTA, CANADA

Like to build 35 scale ,mostly WW2. Modelling is a welcome relief from the stress of daily work.


Comments

Nice to see a fresh-to-the-front armoured vehicle rather than being weathered and chipped to the extreme.
MAR 31, 2020 - 09:29 AM
Nicely done, though in contrast to Graeme, I sort of expect some weathering & wear; cluttered equipment suspended from wherever, etc. Don't get me wrong as I really like your paint job; I just can't help but wonder how long it would've remained clean once they left the depot. Even the muzzle break is without grime or soot. They really just got there. Sorry.
MAR 31, 2020 - 10:03 AM
Maybe a bit of black on the muzzle should have been @plied. However, it's awaiting the Allied advance. Most AFVs in Normandy look pretty clean at the army stage
MAR 31, 2020 - 11:13 AM
Discolouration at the muzzle wasn't deposited soot. At the time propellant powder used was smokeless. Smokeless meaning - giving much less smoke than gunpowder. Nearly all combustion products of smokeless powder are geaseous, while in gunpowder - over 50% were solid, giving a soot. Of course, there were discolourations - these caused by rubbing action during barrel cleaning and due to high temperature at muzzle exit.
MAR 31, 2020 - 02:04 PM