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Hunters II - Official WW2 Tank Hunter GB 2014

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Hunters II - Official WW2 Tank Hunter GB 2014
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:16 PM

Well, here it is! The Tank Hunter GB!

It's been a while since the last group build with this theme, so I thought I could host one for 2014.

It will kick off on January 1st next year and run for exactly one year, ending on January 1st, 2015.

Every tank destoyer or self propelled AT gun of WW2 is included. I will put up a list of German, American and Russian vehicles that fit in here on the front page, but you can build vehicles from all nations involved in WW2.

As with every GB, there are some basic rules to follow:

  • You can build any kit, in any scale you want, as long as your entry fits the theme of the GB
  • Crossovers with other GBs are allowed
  • Started kits are welcome as well, but are limited to 50% construction progress
  • Post updates about your progress
  • WIP pics are a must
  • You can add one of the badges to your signature as soon as you start work on your entry
  • The most important rule: HAVE FUN!!!

 


Lists of Vehicles:

These lists are only suggestions and I am sure there are many vehicles that fit the rules for this GB but are not on the lists. If you want to build a vehicle that isn't listed here, just ask if it is allowed:

Germany:

Tank destroyers:

  • StuG III (only F and G versions)
  • StuG IV
  • Hetzer
  • Jagdpanzer IV
  • Jagdpanther
  • Ferdinand/Elefant
  • Jagdtiger

Self propelled guns:

  • Panzerjäger I
  • Marder I
  • Marder II
  • Marder III
  • Nashorn
  • "Dicker Max"
  • "Sturer Emil"
  • Pak 40 on Sd.Kfz.251 / Sd.Kfz.234

 

United States:

Tank destroyers:

  • T40
  • M10 GMC "Wolverine"
  • M18 GMC "Hellcat"
  • M36 GMC "Jackson"
  • T28/T95

Self propelled guns:

  • M3 GMC
  • M6 GMC

 

 

USSR:

  • SU-76
  • SU-85
  • SU-100
  • ISU-122 

 


 Badges:

Germany:

 

United States:

 

USSR:


If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here or just send me a PM.

Good hunting everyone, or as we say here in Austria: "Waidmanns Heil!"

Cheers, Clemens

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:16 PM

List of entries: all in 1/35 unless noted

Bish: Tamiya Marder III

blackdog62: Dragon Marder II, Academy StuG IV

Blitzwing: Tamiya Marder III

bufflehead: Italeri Jagdpanzer IV L/70

CodyJ: Italeri Hetzer

ddanne: Dragon Marder II

dogzilla17: Tamiya Jagdtiger (1/48)

Eagle90: Bandai Nashorn (1/48)

Gamera: AFV-Club M10

greentracker98: Academy/AFV M10

GreySnake: Esci Hetzer (1/72)

jibber: Dragon Marder III

JohanT: Dragon SU-100

Konigwolf: Dragon Panzerjäger I

plasticjunkie: Eduard Hetzer

Pvt Mutt: Hobbyboss 4.7cm Pak(t) Sfl.auf Fgst. Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731(f)

pyrman64: Tamiya Jagdpanzer IV/L70

Rob Gronovius: Italeri Panzerjäger I (1/72)

SchattenSpartan: Eduard Hetzer

silentbob33: Tamiya Marder II

taxtp: Tamiya Jagdpanther (1/48)

Thunderbolt379: Tamiya Jagdpanther

Tojo72Dragon Pz.Kpfw.IV L/70(A)

waynec: Dragon Jagdtiger (1/72)

 

Completed builds:

Blitzwing's Marder III (Tamiya):

Jibber's Marder III (Dragon):

Gamera's M10 (AFV-Club):

plasticjunkie's Hetzer (Eduard):

Eagle90's Nashorn (Bandai):

CodyJ's Hetzer (Italeri):

silentbob33's Marder II (Tamiya):

Bish's Marder III (Tamiya):

Tojo72's Pz.Kpfw.IV L/70(A) (Dragon):

waynec's Jagdtiger (Dragon):

Thunderbolt379's Jagdpanther (Tamiya):

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:28 PM

Clemons: As I said, I might be dragging out of the gate but I'll try to get an AFV Club 1/35th M10 built.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:55 PM

I'm in with Dragon # 6689    Pz.Kpfw.IV L/70(A) Tank Destroyer- Smart Kit

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:01 PM

Hi Clemens,

1/48 Tamiya Jagdpanther please.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 1, 2013 2:58 AM

I will defiantly be doing the Tamiya 1/35th Marder III Ausf M.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by Blitzwing on Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:04 PM

Wow my post in the other thread was an absolute shocker. It's actually the Tamiya Marder III.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, November 3, 2013 5:47 AM

I got all of you on the list. Welcome to this GB guys!

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:26 AM

Clemens,  this is the kit I want to enter:

I started this a few years ago but never completed it.  It's about 30% assembled, but I may tear some of it apart and rebuild.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:06 PM

I put ya on the list. The Jagdpanzer IV is a great looking machine. I'm looking forward to your build!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 3, 2013 3:48 PM

Hey Clemens,

Right, so I'm going to commit with a Bandai, 1/48, Nashorn (kit# 8258)!  Had this little gem in the stash and I think this is the perfect GB for it!  Thank you for hosting it!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:02 PM

You're on the list, Eagle!

1/48 is not my scale and I never had a look at any Bandai kit, but I have a big Nashorn kit (1/35) in my stash, as well as Dragon's Hummel (basically the same thing with a 15cm howizer) I really like the look of those vehicles!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:06 PM

SchattenSpartan

You're on the list, Eagle!

1/48 is not my scale and I never had a look at any Bandai kit, but I have a big Nashorn kit (1/35) in my stash, as well as Dragon's Hummel (basically the same thing with a 15cm howizer) I really like the look of those vehicles!

Thank you sir!

Yeah, I'd rather do it in 1/35, but I have had this kit in the stash for some time now and the more I look at it, it grows on me.  So I think it will fit very well with the GB.  I know what you mean about the looks of the vehicles.  This thing just looks like trouble! 

Eagle90

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:09 PM

I'll participate. I have probably a dozen different World War 2 anti-tank armor kits in 1/76, 1/72, 1/48, 1/35

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:51 PM

Rob: Great to have you in here! Just tell me what kit you want to build and I'll add you to the build roster!

Eagle: I know what you mean. I have a kinetic F-16 in my stash for some time now and I really feel the urge to build it, although I'm not a huge jet fan (except WW2 jets). I even found a great looking F-16 I want to build:

The decals for this beaty are bloody expensive: they cost me 30€ while the kit was 40€, but I just love the look of this particular bird. I saw it on an airshow here in Austria this summer and it was an amazing sight! I'm just looking for a reason to build her...

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 3, 2013 5:20 PM

Holy smokes Clemens, that is an awesome F-16!  That would be a beautiful build!  Shot, I'll help you fund it just to see it built!  

Eagle90

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, November 3, 2013 5:27 PM

You don't have to fund anything. I have all the stuff I need to build it in my stash already:

  • Kinetic F-16AM
  • Aires cockpit set
  • Eduard masks
  • Syhart decals

Just give me a good reason to build it and I'll do it...

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 3, 2013 8:22 PM

A good reason?!  How about it is a friggin cool looking build....build it Clemens...BUILD IT!!  Wink

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, November 4, 2013 4:48 AM

LOL

I think that's good enough. I won't be able to start this year though. I have too many builds on my bench that have to be finished untill Dec. 1st...

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 4, 2013 7:16 AM

Eagle90

A good reason?!  How about it is a friggin cool looking build....build it Clemens...BUILD IT!!  Wink

LOL, yes she does look awesome! I love that paint scheme. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:47 AM

SchattenSpartan

Rob: Great to have you in here! Just tell me what kit you want to build and I'll add you to the build roster!

I have two kits that I may potentially build for this; a Trumpeter Sturer Emil or an old Monogram StuG IV that was partially started. Both kits are 1/72 scale. If I get especially motivated and time permitting, I may build them both.

Edit: I'll build the ex-Esci Italeri Panzerjager I in 1/72 scale.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:24 AM

I added 2 of the 3 badges to the front page.

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, November 8, 2013 7:13 AM

I'll join up with an Esci 1/72 Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:08 PM

You're on hte list!

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:44 AM

Bump.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:29 AM

Hi, My Uncle Bill was in a tank destroyer and won a silver star for his actions at the "Bridge at Remagen" I already was planning on doing an M 10 next year. So, I'll enlist.Geeked

Which is the better scale for this? I see Tamiya has both 1/48 scale and 1/35 scale.

Thanks

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:15 AM

My scale of choice would be 1/35, as with all of my armor models.

I don't know anything about the 1/48 Tamiya kit, but the 1/35 version is a decent kit if you want a quick and easy build with a convincing end result. It's not that detailed though... If you don't mind quite a bit of extra work resulting in a more detailed model, I'd recommend you have a look at the AFV-Club kit. It includes a very detailed turret and hull interior as well...

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:17 AM

greentracker98

Hi, My Uncle Bill was in a tank destroyer and won a silver star for his actions at the "Bridge at Remagen" I already was planning on doing an M 10 next year. So, I'll enlist.Geeked

Which is the better scale for this? I see Tamiya has both 1/48 scale and 1/35 scale.

Thanks

Tamiya's 1/35 scale M10 is a horrible, ancient kit originally designed as a motorized toy. More recent kits by Academy and AFV Club are vastly superior to the 40 yr old Tamiya kit.

Tamiya's 1/48 scale M10 is a great little kit, but suffers from their diecast metal lower hull. Not too much of an issue, just annoying.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:36 PM

The AFV club M-10 leaves me in sticker shock, I agree that if you want a decent kit, You should pay a little more, but the AFV club kits are way out of my league and I dare to say they would be out most peoples price range. I'll do some more investigating. Please keep me signed up. but I'll let you know what I'm going do.

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:49 PM

 ok this is my pick I would like to do the academy first you know to get my armor legs if it fits in the GB ?  

if not just add my marder 2.   looking foreword to getting started.

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