Monday, 3 June 2013

A Marder for Paul

Further to an exchange of comments with Paul over at Plastic Warriors when I suggested that he might build his Matchbox Panzer 2 as a Marder, here are a few photos of 'one I prepared earlier.'
A very basic conversion, this was based on an even worse effort I produced at a rather younger age.
First, the Panzer 2 hull was assembled straight from the box.  The PAK 40 is the Airfix kit, less it's carriage and wheels.  The hull side plates were cut from plastic sheet and were angled at the front to overlap the gun shield.  The plates are by no means the correct shape but are close enough to look more or less right.
The crew figures were also sourced from the Airfix PAK 40 kit.
A few random bits of stowage completed the model.  It currently serves as the PanzerJager Abteillung in 23 Panzer Division.

15 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Now I like that a lot! Very neat little conversion. :)

Service Ration Distribution (Hobby) said...

Fabulous. I think that's inspired. Wish I had the know-how.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
And so easy too!

Tim Gow said...

Service Ration Distribution
No real know-how required, just a Panzer II, a PAK 40 and some pics of a Marder!

Don M said...

very nice work there Tim!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Thanks Don - and I've not forgotten our plan to try a Megablitz-by-Skype game.

Paul said...

Just what the Doctor ordered!

Cheers!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Of course I'm sure yours will be nicer!

Paul said...

Umm yes...We can all dream a little.

Martin Rapier said...

Nice job Tim. I always tended to follow plans and suchlike when doing conversions, but that is me!

Al said...

That's pretty cool, a very good conversion

Erhntly said...

good job my friend..

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Plans? Sounds like hard work....

Tim Gow said...

Al
Thanks - I rather like it!

Tim Gow said...

Erhntly
It looks like what it's meant to be - and that's good enough for me!