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SPz Marder 1 A2

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Re: SPz Marder 1 A2

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As promised, some more pictures of my first attempts in armour modelling.
Thaks to namibia3011 I found some pretty good decals for modern German vehicles in 1/160 here: https://tl-modellbau.de/Decals-1-160_1 (actually they specialize in railroad) AND, following that 1/160 track I also discovered a very interesting range of military vehicles there: https://www.panzer-shop.nl/en_GB/ .
So this is the preliminary result:
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If you can live with the difference in scale, the 3D models from Panzershop.nl are really good. The left model is painted and wheathered, the right one only has a basic coat of olive:
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Some more pictures.
They show the Arrowhead SPz Marder A2 and a M-113, an Unimog S 404 and a VW Iltis, all from Panzershop. Unimog and Iltis are one-piece models where I only added some details as exhaust pipes, windows, antenna with rack, distance indicators (Unimog), guiding crosses and licence plates.

The 'foreigner' in the scene is an Auxilary Fire Service Land Rover from Oxford Models.

If you believe you know the hangar doors from somewhere - you're right!
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Pictures could be better - hope you like it a bit anyway!
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Re: SPz Marder 1 A2

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Post by croato »

Nice job on this one.
Why don't you try to make your own decals? It's not so difficult - if I made it ... ;) :D :D
With a vergin decal sheet you are OK for many models, those YOU want ...

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Nicely done models - its like 1977 all over again :-)

Great looking hanger doors ;)

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yeah, really nice scenery.
Feels like home (although Leopard missing)

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Wow, the camouflage painting on those Marders is superb - very clean edges on the different colours. That VW Iltis is interesting as well, I hadn't heard of or seen that before. Looks like it would make a good cross-country rally car.

I also hadn't heard of panzer-shop.nl until now, do their vehicles all come in one piece, or do they come in multiple pieces (cab + roof on the VW Iltis for example)? The product descriptions on their site say they are also available in 1/144 if you email them a list of what you want.

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Re: SPz Marder 1 A2

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Post by ID19 »

Thanks for the kind replies!

As to home made decals: I'd just love to do them myself, but have no idea how much I would have to invest in a printer capable of printing decals like the licence plates in the pics. They are tiny but 4-color and perfectly readable!

Anybody interested in the VW Iltis (polecat): yes, it is quite a good all-terrain vehicle (won the Paris-Dakar Ralley in 1980). Advantage is, it is quite small and narrow, enabeling it to cross mid European forests on small paths where others like the much more powerful but larger HMMWVs got stuck. Downside is, it is quite small . . .
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Iltis

The vehicles from panzershop-nl normally come in one piece, but you often have the option to order an open or closed version and in some cases even different variants. Truck fully wheeled or as mule for instance. Have a close look at the item in question, some interesting info is not visible when only looking at the list.
For some reason the info, that you can order 1/144 as well is not included on the German version of the homepage (But on the English and Dutch site!); that's (and because I also didn't have a close look) why I bought 1/160! :?
Afraid, I'll have to reorder some 8-) (more)
Fritz

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