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1/35 Emhar Tadpole - an old kit builds into a surprisingly nice replica!

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1/35 Emhar Tadpole - an old kit builds into a surprisingly nice replica!
Posted by DanR1967 on Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:37 AM

 

This was my first time weathering a 1/35 tank and also creating a large diorama scene. I'm happy with the results!

 

Dan

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:43 PM

That’s looks real good! Nice work on the base and the weathering is great!

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, July 10, 2020 5:55 AM

Have to agree,nice work all around.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 10, 2020 7:06 AM

Hmmm;

 Was it called a tadpole because of it's long tails?

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, July 10, 2020 10:57 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hmmm;

 Was it called a tadpole because of it's long tails?

 

Yes, it was, but there were problems with the "Tadpole Tail" and it was not used operational before the end of the war. In an attempt to strengthen the elogated tail, steel girders were added and a mortar was placed on an experimental version.

Any markings are ficticious since the vehicle was never fielded.

I first built one of these Emhar kits way back around 1991 or 92. After suffering with the old Tauro A7V tank kit in the late 80s, the Emhar kit was nice, on par with the Peerless Max kits of the 1970s, but not up to modern standards of the 1990s.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 10, 2020 11:23 AM

Hi Rob!

 Ths one thing I look for in Armor is what some call Paper Panzers. You know new stuff that maybe went to the front and failed miserably so they didn't build anymore. For instance the " Dicker Max" self propelled gun. Only two were done and one was lost.

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 10, 2020 11:27 AM

Good job on a dodgy old kit!  Did you use the kit tracks?  If so, you are a braver modeler than me!  I had to replace the tracks my Mk.V, as I could not see how the kit parts could work.  Still, the resin tracks I used were almost as bad.  Now we have nice kits AND aftermarket tracks!

The thing is that once you get paint on those old Emhar horses, they don’t look too bad.

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    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Friday, July 10, 2020 2:57 PM

Emhar kits were good.  They were released about 30 years ago.  I built several of them.  I haven't built the "Tadpole" though.  I have bought one.   They were great for the time.  Actually, they look pretty good. 

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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, July 10, 2020 7:52 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great.  I really like Emhar kits.  They were among the first kits that I could find for WWI armor so they will always hold a special place for me.

Pat

1st Group BuildSP

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 10, 2020 8:34 PM

Now is a great time to be a WW I armor modeler!  Now where is a plastic kit of the K-Wagen?  It’s not really a paper panzer, since two were under construction prior to the end of the war.

A vendor at a show was trying his best to sell me a resin 1/35 kit, but $200 was a little too much for me.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:47 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Rob!

 Ths one thing I look for in Armor is what some call Paper Panzers. You know new stuff that maybe went to the front and failed miserably so they didn't build anymore. For instance the " Dicker Max" self propelled gun. Only two were done and one was lost.

These weren't paper panzers; they actually existed but just were not placed into production due to the end of the war or it wasn't suitable for use. Although several prototypes made by the Germans, like the Dicker Max, did get used because they needed them.

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