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Marder II Early - Sicily 1943

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After his in-box review, Colin built Dragons Marder II Early (6769) basically OOB for the 500+ Campaign, with only some Aber tool clasps and shell casings. The model was basecoated with a 50/50 mix of Tamiya Dark Yellow XF-60 and Deck Tan XF-65. The camouflage scheme was freehand painted with Vallejo Olive Green Camo. Weathering was with oils and Vallejo Desert Dust pigments.
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About the Author

About Colin Key (ColinEdm)
FROM: ALBERTA, CANADA

Colin started modelling with cars and planes as a young child then moved into armour by rebuilding his older brothers motorized Tamiya Tiger II and winning a model contest with it at age 12. He continued modelling into his teens until university and other distractions got in the way, resuming the...


Comments

Thanks for the kind words everyone, makes the effort worth it! @ Kevin - Yes, it is a specific vehicle from Sicily, I have to see if I can dig up the picture, it is also the one depicted on the box art. I agree it needs a bit of personal kit to look more 'lived in', I will have to add some. @Josh - it took about 4.5 hours to freehand the camo, I looked like a hunchback when I was done. Good question on that storage case - I'll have to look it up.
MAR 07, 2016 - 01:15 AM
Incredible model and superb camouflage.
MAR 07, 2016 - 09:20 AM
Outstanding job Colin, love the camo
MAR 07, 2016 - 10:49 PM
Wow. That looks great. 4.5 hours freehand. NUTS
MAR 08, 2016 - 06:47 AM
Josh, that tube with the flared top contained a demolition charge to destroy the gun tube should the weapon need to be abandoned. The tube contained the explosive charge and the flared bit contained the cord for firing the charge. The sight was stored in another tube on the shield beneath the sight mount. FWIW, Ron Volstad
MAR 09, 2016 - 01:46 AM
Colin, absolutely outstanding work! Beautiful paint job and very impressive you kept the dots roughly the same size. Very impressive - thanks for sharing!
MAR 13, 2016 - 12:26 AM
Looks really nice. It's hard to find good pics of that Marder wearing camo.
MAR 13, 2016 - 12:39 AM
A testament to the effectiveness of the camo! Thanks all!
MAR 13, 2016 - 04:54 PM
Amazing...that's lots of patience!
MAR 13, 2016 - 07:34 PM
This is one great looking model.The camouflage came out great.
MAR 13, 2016 - 10:20 PM