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Old 05-14-2020, 06:08 PM   #1
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Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Well here are the pictures of were I am at on my Marder.
Still a long way to go.
The running gear, tracks, drivers visor(modified) and notek are from Panzerwerk, every thing else was scratch built.
I have one problem, I do not have enough track links to do both sides and spares. I have 200 links and used 104 on one side.
This is a pretty accurate model as I actually took measurements from the real thing when it was still at Aberdeen Proving Grounds back in the day.

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Made all the hatches functional.
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Still have to make the jack brackets.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Looks great so far! Impressed that you did all the micro-fastener bolts. I could never bring myself to do all that.

Did you use Panzerwerk’s 38t track links? Or the wider Hetzer ones? I have 8 partially assembled of his 38t track links that you’re welcome too. Just drop me a message with your info. They were intended to hang on a hull of one of my Marders.
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Old 05-14-2020, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Wow that is coming along excellent. Great project! Nice work so far. that is a lot of screws - they are expensive little buggers!


Are you planning to build the Pak40 or use a Dragon model? Either way will look fantastic.
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:26 PM   #4
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Wow, that is some serious piece of scratchbuilding! Kudos!
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:19 AM   #5
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Fantastic looking build, keep us posted on the progress.
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Simply gob-smacking in every regard...and the fact it's largely scratch-built...how I kingdom for such talent. Superb work and can't wait to see the finished product if the build so far is anything to go by. Cheers for sharing, Steve
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:55 PM   #7
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Thanks for the comments.

fusilier1944, I did use the 38t track links. Thanks for the offer much appreciated I will send you a message.

Bob yes there are ALOT of bolts and my stock is getting low. As for the Pak40 I might try to build it but if it does not come out good I have a 21st century one that I will use.
Did Dragon make a model of the Pak40?
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:06 AM   #8
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Thanks for the comments.

fusilier1944, I did use the 38t track links. Thanks for the offer much appreciated I will send you a message.

Bob yes there are ALOT of bolts and my stock is getting low. As for the Pak40 I might try to build it but if it does not come out good I have a 21st century one that I will use.
Did Dragon make a model of the Pak40?
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:33 AM   #9
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

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Did Dragon make a model of the Pak40?
Cyber-Hobby did a PAK 40:
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:40 PM   #10
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Amazing attention to detail, my eyes are hurting just from looking at the pics, let alone imagining doing all those tiny screws and bolts!
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:18 PM   #11
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Looks great, for the small bolts and screws, are they from Micro Fasteners? Looks to be be 2-56 and possibly the 0-90. Is that correct? Am impressed with all the custom work and time it took to lay out all the fasteners, drill the holes, bend and fabricate the brass connectors and then install all the bolts and screws.

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Old 05-18-2020, 04:55 PM   #12
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Amazing work!

Well done and looking forward to seeing this progress!

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Old 05-19-2020, 12:09 AM   #13
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Progress is slowly moving on, got the right side almost done. My fingers hurt from all the cutting, bending, drilling and tapping.
I am starting to work on the ammo racks, hopefully they come out ok.

Leonard
The screws and bolts are from micro fasteners and fastener-express, most are 3-48 and 2-56 and some 1-72, 0-80, 0-90.
To make the spare track hold down I had to drill out a 3-48 and tap it for a 1-72.

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Old 05-19-2020, 04:36 AM   #14
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Awesome attention to detail.....just freaking awesome. BTW I have a Dragon PaK but it was made with polystone.
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:20 PM   #15
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

I am building a Marder on the Panzer II hull. I had asked what would be the best 75mm gun to use, several board members recommended using the 21st century. Reason quoted was it's strength.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:31 PM   #16
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Hammer saw your Marder looks great. I have a 21st century Pak40 and will probably use that.
Dragon Pak - the dreaded POLYSTONE

I got a little more done, added the tarp tiedowns, the gunners seat, fire extinguisher and started the ammo racks. the racks are not complete, waiting on some parts to finish them.

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Old 05-26-2020, 12:13 AM   #17
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Looking good! Have you sourced yourself 27 rounds of 75mm ammo yet?
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Old 05-26-2020, 07:13 PM   #18
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As of now I have 2 rounds, 1 HP, 1 AP and 1 shell casing. These are from Panzerwerk. Does anyone make these?

I got the loaders seat made. Have it painted a brown leather color, but should it be black?

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Old 05-28-2020, 12:13 AM   #19
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

Made 6 tubes for the ammo racks, 21 more to go.

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I now have to figure out how to make this part.

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Old 05-28-2020, 01:42 AM   #20
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If you search my threads I’ve built several of these Marders with varying level/quality of details. My last builds can be found in this thread: click here. Looks like I never posted finished photos tho I never weathered these last couple.

For the ammo I modified & recast a version sold by dragon back in the day. That’s was when I was feeling adventurous. But when I was lazy I took wooden dowel and sanded points on a belt sander then painted to look like a projectile & casing. I also have a set of 3 panzerwerk rounds as well that were what I intended to use for action shots but haven’t done anything yet. They are very nice & were well worth the money.

In the above thread you can see the ammo tubes (try clicking on the pics that got photobucketed) and how I built that top tab out of layered styrene. I never did get around to making the retaining straps.
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:43 PM   #21
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fusilier Thanks for the inspiration.

I made the tabs but still have to make the straps.

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Old 08-18-2020, 09:29 PM   #22
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

I am still working on my Marder

I have the gas mask tubes on and made the junction box for the throat mic and headset. I guess this box would be for the commander, don't know where the one for the gunner would be. Have not seen anything in any pictures or the real thing, any ideas where?
Still have to finish the one ammo rack and the gas mask and MG mount. I will make the periscopes next.
Slowly getting there.

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Old 08-27-2020, 05:52 PM   #23
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I have one of the periscopes almost done, have to add the lens's.











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Old 08-27-2020, 06:00 PM   #24
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:25 PM   #25
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Awesome details!!! Coming along nicely
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:41 PM   #26
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Oh my gosh! She's a real beauty! All those fasteners!

Thanks so much for posting it, and keep it going.
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:44 PM   #27
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Put the lens on and painted it. From what I have seen they were painted black. The top and bottom parts are bakelite. As you can see I have a real one that I copied in 1/6 scale.



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Old 09-04-2020, 07:26 AM   #28
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The detail applied to your build is amazing...surely and exercise in patience and fine research, looking forward to seeing how this all comes together in the end. Thanks for sharing, Steve
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:13 PM   #29
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awesome work and vehicle
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Old 09-07-2020, 05:43 PM   #30
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Made the bracket for the MG.



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Old 09-08-2020, 10:56 PM   #31
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Old 09-08-2020, 11:49 PM   #32
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Re: Marder III Ausf.M(late)

AWESOME piece. Best ive ever seen.
Does the Gunners seat flip up also, or stationary? Good picks of it are hard to find.
Also may l suggest the Cyber-Hobby Dragon Pak 40 version. WAY better than the 21C version. The cyber-hobby is hands down fantastic, especially the muzzle brake.
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Old 09-10-2020, 06:35 PM   #33
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The gunners seat is stationary. Here are some of the best pics I could find of it.
The first is an early model Marder the next is a late model (from Saumur).
I still have to add the box under the seat.
Does anyone know what that box at the ammo rack is for? Holds 20 of something rounded.



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Old 09-11-2020, 12:31 AM   #34
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Looks like a mg 34 or 42 drum rack
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Old 09-11-2020, 07:43 AM   #35
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I would go for this caption "Holder for the fuses"

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Old 09-11-2020, 10:33 PM   #36
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Warriorant I don't think it is for the fuses. The fuse box is on an early version marder and from what I have seen it did not have that box at the ammo rack. The late version marder did have this box but not the fuse box, that is where the periscope is mounted.
That picture of the early version is the only one I have seen that has that fuse box mounted there. Most have the periscopes there, as you can see in the first picture I posted.

Forgot to add this.
Not for MG drums - too small


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