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Marder Madness Campaign
Hangelafette
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 02:13 PM UTC
I just enlisted!

Echoing Bob, It's a toss up between a Tristar III H or a Dragon 6262 Marder II. However, if Bronco pops out that Marder II D in time, I might not be able to resist.

Jeff - Looking forward to your full metal Marder! I actually picked up that PE set during Great Models going out of business sale. She will be sitting on the shelf until I get my black belt in PE.

Nate
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 09:33 PM UTC
Nice Nathan!

Yeah... I just moved up into the world of PE by getting a 4 speed station. Somehow I feel I will need more to do this Campaign.









~ Jeff
lawlzw
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi Jeff,

I have an old Tamiya Marder II, which I built back in my teenage years in '94 (!) Needless to say its quite a mess... Now in the midst of dismantling and stripping off the paint for a long-awaited rebuilt. Will this be acceptable as an entry for this campaign? will post a pic of e dismantled parts

Either way the marder was one of the first vehicles i built... dun mind getting a new kit just to take part

Lawrence
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hey Lawrence!

Thanks for taking interest in this Campaign! I really hate to scare someone away but according to the Campaign Tutorial http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=160011&page=1 it says "A campaign is about building so completed kits are usually not allowed. Sometimes a completed kit is allowed if it will be torn up to be used as a base for a conversion. We are talking about major modifications so just adding a new machine gun won't do. Normally, you should not start before the campaign's start date."

Since the Marder is already a converted vehicle, simply dissasembling one won't work as a new un-started kit is needed.










~ Jeff
Snorri23
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 02:14 AM UTC
I will join up for this build, not too sure if I will be able to finish it. Too many other great campaigns coming on line. I do have an allan kit,tamyia, and an old Italaerei kit. As for the Martin they used to make coats out of them. Not to sure if they still do.
lawlzw
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 02:58 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey Lawrence!

Thanks for taking interest in this Campaign! I really hate to scare someone away but according to the Campaign Tutorial http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=160011&page=1 it says "A campaign is about building so completed kits are usually not allowed. Sometimes a completed kit is allowed if it will be torn up to be used as a base for a conversion. We are talking about major modifications so just adding a new machine gun won't do. Normally, you should not start before the campaign's start date."

Since the Marder is already a converted vehicle, simply dissasembling one won't work as a new un-started kit is needed.

~ Jeff



Hey Jeff, no problems! Thanks for giving me a great excuse to shop for a new kit!
tommy1drop
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 04:35 AM UTC
I`m up for this, I have a few Marder`s in the stash, so it will either be a Tamiya Marder 11, Wespe or an RPM Marder 1 or the Trumpy 39(H)

Don`t know which one yet, but I`m looking forward to this one.

Tom
Wilso2276
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:18 PM UTC
Love my WWII tracked vehicles, and just picked up a 1:35 Dragon Panzerjäger für Pak40/2 "Marder II", yesterday, so count me in. I will just sit it to the side, while I complete my SU-85M for the Tank Destroyer campaign
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 11:12 PM UTC
Welcome guys!

The 1st of the year will be here before we know it!


So get ready!










~ Jeff
1721Lancers
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 06:55 AM UTC
Hi Jeff,
I´ve just finished a scratch project and I´m thinking about the next one.
Well here´s my question:
Would you accept a protoype that may well have been called a Marder if it had gone into production?
Here´s a couple of pictures of what I mean:




The description is a Borgward with 5cm AT gun.
What do you say
I know there has been a couple of comments on what is allowed and what not on this thread already, so I will understand if your answer is a negative.
Paul
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 08:51 AM UTC
I'll accept prototypes as long as they are WWII vehicles.


This also should be called "If it looks like a MARDER, smells like a MARDER, and goes together like a MARDER and is from WWII"... it's in!










~ Jeff
Hangelafette
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 09:42 AM UTC
Paul - That looks like an awesome project!

Jeff - Here is another funny one that looks like a Marder III M mounted on the back of a french half-track: The Selbstfahrlafette fur 7.5cm PaK40 auf Somua MCG S307(f)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHJdRCQYsFc

I would love to see this baby in styrene!

I am leaning towards the "Kohlenklau" (Coal thief) Marder II using Dragon #6262




Nate
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 10:25 AM UTC
Yeah... but it looks more like a Half-track than a MARDER.


But still cool looking!

It's getting closer to the first of the year so get ready!
1721Lancers
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 03:40 AM UTC
Cool Thanks Jeff,
then the Borward Marder it shall be
Doh, that means I have to get a Borgward and a 5cm AT from somewhere.
@:) Yahoo, Christmas is around the corner, someone can give me them
Paul
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 04:22 AM UTC
Can't wait to start my Marder's...

I'll start with a Tamyia's III.
steve-o
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2012 - 08:36 AM UTC
I'm in!

I have the 1:35 Dragon Panzerjäger für Pak40/2 "Marder II" as well. I'm leaning towards that more than the Iteleri H or the Tamiya M versions in my stash because I'm currently using it in World of Tanks online! It does have quite a punch!

- Steve
PantherF
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:41 AM UTC
January 1st is rapidly approaching.










~ Jeff
PantherF
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 01:26 AM UTC
A new kit for this Campaign!

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=13235&mode=thread&order=0

At least it's an idea.










~ Jeff
BBD468
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 03:34 AM UTC

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OH SWEET!!! Bronco's comin' on strong lately. Looks to be another nice one from them Jeff.

Gary
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 09:33 AM UTC
Hey Gary!

Yeah, I've stumbled a bit but next year brings us new hope & new kits and I'm gonna do my best to see it through too!

I still have my mind set on an all PE Marder, so hopefully that pans out. I do have a Tamiya Marder II kit to fall back on.

But, this new Marder from Bronco IS sweet. And very tempting too.










~ Jeff
BBD468
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 02:49 PM UTC
Hello Gentlemen,

Well....i have a bit of a conundrum. Ive had the Befehlsjager 38 M. on the side ready to go, but now that santa has come and gone, he left me a Marder III H.

Which should i build? I love both kits but now that i have a new shiney box im leaning towards it now. Hmmmmm.....what you guys think?

Gary
FlyRight
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 05:03 AM UTC
I have an old Tam kit on deck so I will jump on board. Been building scale projects for the local historical fund lately and have not been able to delve into this community as of yet, hoping to change that soon. This is my first build on this site so if I am doing anything contrary to popular guidelines let me know.
PantherF
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 12:37 AM UTC
Welcome Ian!

Looks like you're all set as you have enlisted, so the first step is out of the way. You will find a plethora of help and experienced guidance here so just focus on having fun and taking LOTS OF PICS!!! That's what we like!

And Gary my friend, there's only one solution buddy.








As fast as you build, just do 'em BOTH!










~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 02:15 AM UTC
Gary, I would stick to the original plan because I would love to see how you do the paint scheme on the Befehlsjagr
PantherF
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 02:39 AM UTC
Yeah, I agree.

The Befehlsjager 38 M would be a much better project... this time.










~ Jeff