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Marder III
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:37 PM UTC
Friends--has anyone built the Tamiya Marder III? Looking for information and tips for building the kit. I have enought information on the system itself.
thanks
DJ :-)
cfbush2000
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:01 PM UTC
DJ
I built the kit about 3 months ago. It's a very nice little kit. The fit is excellent, and the detail is also very good. There is no interior (as I'm sure you already know) and when the model is finished you will be able to look into the driver's area. So, one could scratch an interior, or just paint the interior black as I did. I painted mine overall Anthracitgrau (MM 2101). I have a small amount of detail painting to do, and then may weather it.
I know you'll enjoy building this one.
Chuck
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 04:01 AM UTC
Chuck--many thanks for the advice. Did you try doing a winter white overspray? I am curious about the interior. I wonder aloud what the German interior vehicular color was for this Baby?
thanks again
DJ
cfbush2000
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 04:32 AM UTC
DJ
No, I haven't tried an overspray. To be honest, I'm not sure my airbrushing skills are up to it yet.
I think the interior would have been white or a light grey. I may poke around the net later to find out.
Chuck
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 04:38 AM UTC

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Chuck--many thanks for the advice. Did you try doing a winter white overspray? I am curious about the interior. I wonder aloud what the German interior vehicular color was for this Baby?
thanks again
DJ


Hi DJ;
As far as I know, the interior of roof openned german vehicles in WWII are the same exterior colour, it helped in camouflage role, since the whole vehicle is wide visible .....
HTH, Cheers!
Kencelot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:09 AM UTC
Sorry, I just can't help but to butt in, and throw you a link or two to a review of the kit. I know, I know, I have a nasty habit of doing this... :-)

http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/german/tam35248.htm

And just in case you were looking for an interior set for that baby...here:

http://pmms.webace.com.au/reviews/vehicles/v1717.htm

...and the real thing:

http://www.tankshack.com/images/marder_iii_page_01.htm