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TOPIC: KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 - FINISHED

KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 - FINISHED 11 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Here she is in all her glory - a Tamiya Marder 1a2 with Eduard PE



This was the first kit I tackled when I got back into building and I was keen to scratch build an interior. All up it was a bit harder than I thought so it's languished while I've tackled other projects



So now it's time to dust it off and finish up. Still undecided about what finish I will paint it
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KerryM's Shelf Queen 11 months 3 weeks ago #2

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That's a subject you don't often see built. Interior looks very nice. Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

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KerryM's Shelf Queen 11 months 3 weeks ago #3

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Yeah, something else to go for an interior like that on your first model!

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KerryM's Shelf Queen 11 months 3 weeks ago #4

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Great interior. This is an excellent shelf queen to work with.

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KerryM's Shelf Queen 11 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Nice shelf queen there, looking forward to watching you complete this one.

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KerryM's Shelf Queen 11 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting it finished and stopping it sitting there staring at me all the time

Now that I've finished editing from the weekend I can look at where each stage is, post some updates, and get to work

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KerryM's Shelf Queen 11 months 1 week ago #7

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So taking stock of where I am with this build

The turret is done and primed


The body has had the interior sealed up and work being done attaching the photo etch tool holders. Need to continue with photo etch and cleaning up tools


It's a bit of a frankenmarder and I haven't decided what colour scheme I want to do it in yet. I also have some accessories for it, spanning several decades so it will not be a 100% accurate vehicle:


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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 10 months 2 weeks ago #8

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So far slowly working through figuring out what I was thinking in places, fixing other places, and moving though the build

Still undecided as to what I'm going to paint this - I have the Ammo RAL 6014 Gelboliv OR I could do the three colour NATO.... decisions decisions







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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 10 months 2 weeks ago #9

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For me, I think the model has so much detail that the single colour will let it shine out more.

But then it would also look great in 3 lol Im not good at this.

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 10 months 2 weeks ago #10

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looking very well done mate can't wait to see some colour on it

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 6 days ago #11

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Finally got some primer on this, next I need to paint the bottom and wheels as I'll have to get the skirts on to finish

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 6 days ago #12

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Looking very good
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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 6 days ago #13

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Gosh that looks great under the primer.
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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 5 days ago #14

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Really looking the business Kerry. Great build
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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 3 days ago #15

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Yep that is looking good, amazing what a coat of primer dose.
Looking forward to seeing colour on it shortly :)

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 21 hours ago #16

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Have you decided what camo? I'm a fan of NATO three tone B)

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 9 months 10 hours ago #17

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Yes it looks nice but I've done a couple in that recently. I'm really leaning towards the Gelboliv since I've never done one in that scheme before

Decisions decisions!

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 8 months 6 days ago #18

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Have managed to get a coat of paint on, not the happiest as I think I started off with the paint too thin and had to fight for coverage for a bit

Next up will be getting the road wheels and tracks on so I can mount the side skirts to finish the base coat

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 8 months 1 day ago #19

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Nice

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 8 months 1 day ago #20

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Looks good to me. Weathering will hide anything that’s a problem.

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 8 months 1 day ago #21

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Not seeing anything that doesnt look fine from here!

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 7 months 1 week ago #22

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Aaarrrrgghh I hate hand painting road wheels

I REALLY must look at getting some masks for the next vehicle I build

That is all

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 6 months 1 week ago #23

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Still slowly plodding away at this build. Managed to get the tracks on and side skirts in place - then noticed I've knocked off the PE horn. Chances of finding are less than 0 so will have to look at a plan b

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 6 months 1 week ago #24

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Ah, rude word. You'll sort it. Looking good otherwise.
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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 6 months 6 days ago #25

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Looking good, shame about the horn but I'm sure you can sort it.
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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 6 months 1 day ago #26

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Still plodding on working though details. Couldn't resist opening it back up to see how the inside fared

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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 5 months 4 weeks ago #27

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Working on some stowage, need more to fill the inside, and painting details. Hopefully a few good nights work and will be ready for final painting and weathering. The NBHS model expo is at the start of July so need to have it done for the end of this GB and to enter in the competition they have

Need to add a lot more stowage


Couldn't get the PE mudflaps to line up - so will add mud to hide


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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 5 months 3 weeks ago #28

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Looking good. The great thing about armour is that if thing do go wrong mud can hide a lot.
That's why I build armour :whistle: :P
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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 5 months 1 week ago #29

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Well I'm calling this finished, probably needs a few final mud stains here and there but I'm happy with the rest of it. First attempt at a scratch built interior as well









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KerryM's Shelf Queen - Tamiya Marder 1A2 - FINISHED 5 months 1 week ago #30

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Great to see this across the line and looking fine.

Definitely wakes me up for my entry! less than one month to go

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