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Guthroth08 Apr 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

Has anyone had any ideas about what to do with the spare sprues in the PSC tank boxes ? I'm looking at the Pz38t/Marder box and after building the 3 tanks I trying to see if anything could be bodged from the Marder pieces

Best look at the moment would be some sort of grav-sp artillery plus an emplacement mounted gun.

Has anyone else done this ? Any photos ?

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 5:51 a.m. PST

I'm using them as parts on matchbox cars for Gaslands

Insomniac08 Apr 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

For those who didn't have a clue what PSC was… Plastic Soldier Company (after I looked it up).

They are 15mm.

Guthroth08 Apr 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

They also make 20mm and 28mm models with similar extras.

TheWhiteDog08 Apr 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

I've built some Franken-Tanks and APC's out of some of their other boxes.

They are pretty good for sci-fi or Pulp applications.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

I will often use them as debris on bases for 28mm figs.

Chris Wimbrow08 Apr 2018 7:06 p.m. PST

I seem to recall plastic oddments or even purpose bought kits to add "details" to professional movie models through the decades.

It's standard procedure for many to keep a bits box with a jumble of pieces and even the sprues which can be used as interior bracing or modified to have a wanted out-in-the-open effect.

Same with leftover waterslide decals. You never know when something will look just right.

Some people might call it hoarding, but what do they know?

Griefbringer09 Apr 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

I'm looking at the Pz38t/Marder box and after building the 3 tanks I trying to see if anything could be bodged from the Marder pieces

Not sure what genre you are most interested, but for actual WWII use the spare Marder guns could be used for armin anti-tank bunkers, while the actual tank turrets could also be used as part of fortifications – spare tank turrets were used by the Germans as part of various fortified positions.

Crazyivanov10 Apr 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

Marder guns are either going to be German 75mm PAK guns or Russian 76.5 mm guns, the 75s would be regular field guns, but I can see the Russian guns on either the Atlantic Wall and Seigfreid Line.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

On the VSF side, I've been looking at similar for guns and/or turrets on flying ships.

Most of our play is 25/28, but I've been building up a fair pile of 15's, should they ever see paint.

Doug

roryg195713 Apr 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

The PSC sprues are really handy – I've used the M5 Light tank spares to make an additional three M5 recon like the UK and I think China used, and the various Pzkfw 38T/Marder ones to make pill boxes/emplacements. The Stuart 3 has a completely extra hull, tracks, and turret – you just are missing the hull bottom (easy to bash together though) and the cannon, but the extra cannons in other PSC kits make a good spare. So I'm making an extra 3 'mostly' M3s – definitely added value.

Grumble8710619 Apr 2018 7:46 p.m. PST

I'm going to see how I can make more tanks with the extra A-9 parts from PSC. Nearly a whole extra tank there in the spare pieces. Years ago I cast some Carrier tracks in a milli-put-type stuff; maybe will do that for A-9 tracks now. Going to use the turret from the A-13 by S-Model for the A-9 because I need the sloping armor on my A-13 turrets and will have to scratch build that.

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