The term 'Marder' (loosely translated, meaning 'weasel') was the name given to the family of open-topped tank destroyers. Combining high mobility and heavy firepower, they saw significant combat action in several theatres, most notably on the Eastern Front. This self-propelled gun series embraced a great diversity of chassis types, from the French Lorraine tractor chassis of the Marder I to the Czech 38(t) chassis of the Marder III, and featured a wide variety of armament, such as the 75mm PaK 40, the PaK36(r), and captured Russian 76mm guns. Such diversity makes the Marder a perfect subject for a how-to modelling guide, and this book offers diverse challenges to modellers of different abilities.
Buy Modelling the Marder Self-Propelled Gun book by Sam Dwyer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Author Biography - Sam Dwyer
Sam Dwyer has been building plastic models for over 25 years, his first being a Matchbox 1/72-scale Lancaster Bomber he 'helped' his father with at the tender age of 5. He currently specialises in armour modelling, and his work features widely on modelling websites. His role as a discussion-group moderator on Missing-lynx.com and his active contributions to its forums demonstrates Sam's commitment to and status within the hobby. His work has also featured in 'Military Modelling' magazine. Sam lives and works in Victoria, Australia.