Panzer 35(t) — finished, probably

 

This is the troop of 1:100 (15mm) Panzer 35(t) that I printed on my new Mars Pro in the last couple of days. They're probably finished, unless I'm overcome with enthusiasm to paint on some more markings, which is fairly unlikely.

These three took a little bit under six hours altogether to print, and probably about the same again to prepare and paint. Their turrets are connected to the hulls by the magic of magnetism.

They're pretty rubbish on the wargames table, even in 1940-41 games, but I like them for their rivets. These rivets are a lot more prominent than they were on the real-life vehicles; they benefit much from artistic licence.

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  1. Lovely rivets!

    And pretty much all the early war tanks are garbage... that is part of the fun.

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    1. True — it creates a different gaming dynamic when almost no tank is invulnerable to another, and when any pissant little infantryman with an anti-tank rifle is a genuine danger. It makes ridiculous tanks like the Matilda 1, which are absurd according to proper tank doctrine, into actually useful assault weapons platforms.

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  2. They look great. Did you manage to fit all three on the plate for printing at once?

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. No, I did them one at a time. I'm still learning about supports, so for the moment I want to risk as little resin at a time as possible, and to tell the truth I don't know that I'd have saved a lot of printing time by ganging them all up any way. The hulls would have to have been angled a lot more vertically to fit them all in, so the printing time would have been commensurately longer.

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