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Tamiya: Marder II SPG
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:43 PM UTC


Mark Nicodemus takes a look at an oldie from Tamiya in the form of a German Tank Destroyer Sd. Kfz. 131 Marder II in 1/35th scale.


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Thatcanucklehead
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Joined: January 09, 2017
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 01:22 AM UTC
Over the years,I've built a few of these and l still have three in my stash.Still a sweet kit after all these years,despite the sheer age of the molds.
MrCompletely
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Saitama-ken, Japan / 日本
Joined: February 12, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 01:19 PM UTC
Although I don't have solid refs with me here I'm willing to bet a month's salary that this model DIDN'T come out in 1971. I think it was more like 1976, or '77. I realise Scalemates review page says 1971 but I'll stake my next beer on that being wrong.
basco
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Solothurn, Switzerland
Joined: September 24, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 01:35 PM UTC
Built that one years ago, must be 10 or 15 years. It's a nice kit and a good build.
Garrand
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Joined: October 27, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:33 PM UTC
I have one that is 90% done but abandoned in my stash. Painted and everything, except for the tracks. No AM though the tracks need replacement the most. I think I abandoned it because of the lack of radios issue and the need for AM track. Also that idler issue didn't help either! Maybe I'll pick up a cheap Alan PzIIC and finish up this model...

Damon.
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 05:54 AM UTC
Definitely not 1971 release date...
Taeuss
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:39 AM UTC
Oh here's a nostalgic build! Had one of these in the stash until not too long ago. Now I'm faced with better details but questionable instructions on the Dragon kit. This one is, in comparison, a fun and quick build and kits like this always leave me smiling even as I try and figure out ways to update the details.
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:15 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Definitely not 1971 release date...



Confusion stems from the fact that the original Pzkpfw II F/G is from 1971. So that date is on the sprue. This actual kit came in about five-six years later.

There was a full article on how to update this kit in an old IPMS/USA quarterly I have from around 1977.
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 02:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Definitely not 1971 release date...



Confusion stems from the fact that the original Pzkpfw II F/G is from 1971. So that date is on the sprue. This actual kit came in about five-six years later.

There was a full article on how to update this kit in an old IPMS/USA quarterly I have from around 1977.



Down below on the instruction sheet, the copyright is dated 1976.
Taeuss
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:05 AM UTC
There you go! So its a decent 1976 kit like we maintained earlier. Still a fun build on a rainy weekend with the kids.