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DML 1/35 Marder II, Italy 1944 3 months 1 week ago #1

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I was quietly building this one but then what the hell, she looks so pretty I decided to share..

Marders are a special interest of mine, and when Andrew sold me this one I sat it till I felt like trying to do something special with it!

Build mostly done except the pointy stick, (some of it is just dry fit of course) but a fair bit still to add and lots of details and painting to go. Put a fair bit of work into the radio as it can be such a nice feature.

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Comments on the kit.. Dragon's usual standard of excellence in build and casting, with their also usual impenetrable and at times flatly impossible instructions.. but it all comes together looking very fine with so much nice detail. Can see why the series are popular classics. Ihad my usual trouble with pe clamps etc but they look okay in the end.

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DId the kit come with the interior, and which kit is it? My favourite and this is a beauty. Love the interior. It'll rock with the paint on. Watching watching....

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The driver's compartment is supplied as you see it. It lacks a fair bit but you will only glimpse it through the interior so no sense going mad in there.

The kit is Dragon 6262 Scalemates

Also our glorious leader sent me a set of friuls with it which should be nice!

Only things I added so far are radio cabling and headlight power cable.
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Oh and scratched a very basic pair of headphones!

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shaunfletcher wrote: Also our glorious leader sent me a set of friuls with it which should be nice!

I did what now? :P
I'm building one of these but a different boxing, mine's the latest offering from Dragon I believe.

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Lol other leader ;)

To be clear thanks to Andrew for the model.
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Some great work going on there shaun:)

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Thanks!

Addition of the boom-stick. fiddly construction in there, but fits okay in the end and moves up and down even lol.

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Looking good Shaun B)

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Very impressive. Now I really want this kit!!

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Its lovely but damn some of the parts are tiny and some of the fit it pretty much guesswork.

Im at the 'ready to prime' stage. Im thinking of priming it in AK dark yellow, make my life easy.. or I could prime in black and overspray the yellow in layers to get a more complex tone to things. hmm

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Undercoated in Oxide in the end.. yellow will go over this, will see how that goes!
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Looking good with primer on :woohoo:

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DML 1/35 Marder II, Italy 1944 3 months 6 days ago #16

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Oh Yes!!!

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Quick paintjob on the radio. will tweak/clean this up as I go on..

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Some progress on painting/chipping
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DML 1/35 Marder II, Italy 1944 3 months 5 days ago #19

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Nice progress. Is that using only the AKRC paints?

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No, only the ivory and the brush painted blacks, whites etc are the new paint. I dont have the German colours yet.

Camo is AK oxide primer, then AK standard dunkelgelb, olivegrun, rotbraun plus AK chipping colour and some other random things.

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Nice :)

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Agreed. Looking good. I like the radios a lot

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DML 1/35 Marder II, Italy 1944 3 months 4 days ago #23

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Wowza, nice work Shaun

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More painting, just a quick picture, lots to do!

Chipping fluid, AK acrylics over the red, then chipped back with a coarse brush.

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Oh and tyres painted with ak realcolor tyre black which brushes nicely.

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More work on the wear and detail accessory painting

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DML 1/35 Marder II, Italy 1944 2 months 3 weeks ago #27

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Looking really good!!!

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Thanks!

couple more bits

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Further progress on basic detailing.washes and the like

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Very nicely blended. Check if there are any areas like the inside of the gun shield if there is nice clean paint. Stains and or small hints of chips will even up the wear. Doesn’t need very much, even just the touch of a lead pencil to give the hint of wear. Looking so good.

Must say this really makes me want to get one of these. Andrew offered me a Tamiya one with Fruils once and I couldn’t take it. Kicking myself now.

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