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Jorge Garcia
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MkIV "Tadpole" Emhar 1/35, WWI

March 1, 2021 · in Armor · · 9 · 2.7K

Original kit from 1995, maybe the only Tadpole available right now (the Takon version is out of stock everywhere), this is not a Tamiya or Trumpeter model so the fiting is not the best, It needed a fair amount of work to produce a good final product; the worst part were the tracks, thick rubber, hard to bend and superglue required.
The most enjoyable part was the paint and weathering, in this case i decided a "what if" version, similar to its cousins MkIV male or female.

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9 responses

  1. Very nice, love the weathering

  2. Wonderful result. Perfect finish all the way around. Liked!

  3. Jorge, This is wonderful, I really enjoy checking out well done armor (even though I'm an airplane guy), especially WW1 stuff.
    You have done some really nice work here, achieving a very realistic looking model !

  4. I really love those WWI tanks and yours is remarkable! Love the look and weathering. You really made it look great. Would look great crossing over a trench!

  5. An amazing build, Jorge!

  6. You've done a good job of hiding any assembly difficulties under a superb paint finish.

  7. I love these Emhar kits, they were the only game in town 1:35 for a very long time. I have built the Whippet and used MkIV as.a base for MkV* in combo with Panzerworks conversion.

    You have doen a real neat job with this one. Tadpole looks well.
    I am going to have to dig out my last MkIV out and get cracking.

  8. Looks great! I did a couple of Emhar's aircraft kits, they too had fit problems, but they produced some not often produced subjects.

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