The 67th Tamiya Pachi Contest “Bronze Prize” . I built this in August 2007.
Easy to set up natural slack and excellent!! Molding is also fine. I could express the realism of the caterpillar along with the trank roller even if it’s a light tank. It is effective, though the price is also high. An usual installation is to much expense anyway it’s effective.
Photo shot before painting. At first, I would like to paint caterpillar separately, but it will not be easy to assemble by interfering the body and caterpillar each other so I had joined them all. Therefore, the painting process was not changed between not movable and movable caterpillar.
Marder III is antitank self-propelled artillery from which designed to attach importance to the defeating power in the emergency. Because of German tanks encountered strong Soviet Army tanks in the first stage of the Operation Barbarossa, it was necessary to develop such a vehicle.
I got a bronze prize in the 67th Tamiya Pach! Contest. It might be obtained a good impression by the angle of sending a photograph. I was very glad to get the prize cause it was my first participation in this kind of contests.
I wonder which front line this 7.62cm antitank cannon was captured from the Soviet army. By the way, the lower body was almost the same as 38t that Czechoslovakia developed. It seems to shake quite when fired.
This time, I painted this tank in the situation of the North African front. After the German gray painting, I sprayed dark yellow, etc. Afterward, I expressed dusty weathering colored buff, gray, sand, brown, etc. with the enamel and pastel. The traveling lock seems to be curved.
Is it battle damage? I suppose I have thrown it somewhere.
This time, the Tamiya kit includes belt type caterpillar, but the mold is not enough to contest and I choose the Modelkasten caterpillar. Reality is improved by these parts. Assembly was not so bothersome.
Because the attached figure was uniform of the Eastern Front, I skipped making figures. I had forgotten to erase parting line at the center of the artillery. It was necessary to erase obviously now that I saw the real tank photograph.
I have forgotten because I want to paint early and I was in a hurry. The barrels have inclined at the left, but I don’t know why…
I think that I could finish quite good painting, though it is appropriate for North Africa. Modelkasten caterpillar was good-looking. If I can comment for the real tank, the crew might have been having a hard time because the cover and equipment were poor.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.