Work in Progress

A new Marder

Posted by JurgenH on 12 May 2023, 15:39

Hello
My new project is again a Marder, but this time the Marder 1 Sd.Kfz 135.
That is 7,5 cm Pak 40 on Lorraine chassis from Modell Trans Modellbau in 1:72.
It is a resin kit with some flaws.But there are not many suppliers for the model.

Here is a picture of the parts of the kit from Modelltrans/Silesian Models.
The parts are all finely cast. Except for the chain at the top, which is not pierced all over. You can't see it though because that part disappears under the armor.


Image

Again, I didn't look closely. I think I saw that there were holes on the wheels like on the PIII. I drilled out the thin wall. It was of course not so.
To correct my mistake I punched out 5.5mm washers with my home made punch and die set. Matched the washers and punched the screws with the needle in the radius.
You can't see much of it when installed.
Image

I assembled the Pak from 3 different kits. The barrel seemed a bit short to me
and I had problems with the muzzle brake. It popped out of my tweezers and was gone for now. It showed up of course when I glued on the replacement from Esci. The pivot base of the mount seat a little too loose, so I resorted danauf Fujimi.
Up to here everything has been easy. But then it started. After studying pictures and walk arounds I saw some misses.

Image

Bad ones are:
Stowage compartments, fug, andammunition holders.
Missing stands:

Trowel,Tube with rods,Occasion crank,Converter with rackfor FuG hooks for Mpi and MG, "kl.Kisten, a tube container the jack and very small 4 shackles,The step ladder is also absent. Partly I rummaged through my Kramkisten , the rest of course scratch built.

Image

Storage compartments milled away.

Image

Re-manufactured.
Image
Re-manufactured.
Image

Here times almost all the parts that are used.
Image

Image

The interior already times in color with some additional details.

Jürgen
Last edited by Peter on 12 May 2023, 16:58, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Fixed picture(s).
JurgenH  Germany
 
Posts: 173
Member since:
01 Aug 2022, 20:28


Posted by Peter on 12 May 2023, 17:02

Following this new project! ;-)
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 22613
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by Wiking on 13 May 2023, 17:30

There is a pic with a lot of tiny parts.
Look promising for a Dio !
User avatar
Wiking  Germany
 
Posts: 2831
Member since:
14 Sep 2015, 10:03

Posted by tullo on 13 May 2023, 19:52

hello
looks like a lot of work again ... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :drool:
User avatar
tullo  Germany
 
Posts: 365
Member since:
06 Jun 2020, 01:56

Posted by JurgenH on 14 May 2023, 20:10

Thanks all for nice words.
There is a problem with the moderation.the ammunition rack is not given correctly.
This is a job that requires a lot of precision.
7 holes of 1.6 mm in 2 rows on 13x 6mm sheet. The first attempt failed. The second difficulty is that the two sheets are only o.3 mm thick. The drill holes tear out and are no longer symmetrical. It is just very small. but I do not give up. A German proverb says: Try makes wise .
Jürgen
JurgenH  Germany
 
Posts: 173
Member since:
01 Aug 2022, 20:28

Posted by JurgenH on 02 Jun 2023, 17:20

Hello, we continue with the Marder. The ammunition rack is finally finished, a very delicate job. Many failed attempts because the material is torn out.

Image

Some parts I have already painted, because it is very difficult to access afterwards.
Both halves are glued together and filled.

The rear panel is already glued in place but still needs to be filled.
Today I built and painted the storage compartment at the rear. Without aging.
The sheet is only to mark the place. The rear wall I have separated so that the entrance is open. The access ladder scratch was added, everything else is kit parts.
Now it goes again to the lakieren. When everything is sanded and glued.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
I'm looking forward to Sunday to meet them all.
Jürgen


Jürgen
JurgenH  Germany
 
Posts: 173
Member since:
01 Aug 2022, 20:28

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by Peter on 02 Jun 2023, 21:31

NIce work on those details! I like it! :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 22613
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by MABO on 06 Jun 2023, 04:01

Too many small parts for me but I'm impressed!
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 9171
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by JurgenH on 23 Jun 2023, 17:35

Hello
After some adversities and adjustments, the Marder I is now ready. I have upgraded it with many parts as it has many storage possibilities.
At the moment I am still working on 2 figures for the Marder.
But first here are the pictures.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
greetings
Jürgen
JurgenH  Germany
 
Posts: 173
Member since:
01 Aug 2022, 20:28

Posted by Peter on 23 Jun 2023, 19:44

It really looks like a "War veteran"! Great work Jürgen! :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 22613
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 23 Jun 2023, 20:55

Looks great and super detailed. I love those Marder Panzerjäger made from french tracked vehicles.
User avatar
T. Dürrschmidt  Germany
Silver Brush winner
 
Posts: 2234
Member since:
01 Oct 2008, 18:33

Posted by Minuteman on 24 Jun 2023, 11:52

A great model of a Marder I. The interior detailing looks particularly good. Well done !
User avatar
Minuteman  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 1141
Member since:
06 Mar 2020, 21:38

Posted by JurgenH on 25 Jun 2023, 03:37

Hello all
I have done so in between times something else.
With the high temperatures, I thought I'd do something cold.
My choice fell on the Zvezda set Russ. MG Troop Winter Maxim MG.
The only thing I didn't like were the wheels of the gun carriage. They were simple discs.
I took a spoke wheel from the PI and machined the diameter and thickness with the Dremel.
machined with the Dremel. The snow is soda.
Have fun with the pictures.
Image

Image


Image

Image

Image
Jürgen
JurgenH  Germany
 
Posts: 173
Member since:
01 Aug 2022, 20:28

Posted by Peter on 25 Jun 2023, 11:48

This gives some cooling with these hot days! :-D

Nice work Jürgen! :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 22613
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Jun 2023, 09:01

That is a very nice and very different model of this unusual combination.

Just right for Normandy.

Best wishes,

Chris
C M Dodson  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 2617
Member since:
01 May 2015, 18:48

Posted by MABO on 08 Jul 2023, 06:48

Fiddly job on the Marder. I am always impressed if someone can add so many details in this scale!
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 9171
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member


Return to Work in Progress