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Winter Marder (II) 90%
mondo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 07:42 PM UTC
This is my first time making a winterized tank. So I tried it out with the cheapest tank I could find.

Do I also apply the whitewash on the sides of the lower hull where all the suspension would be. If the tank crewman would be a flaker like me I wouldn't.

This was painted Testors/MM enamels and the whitewash was Tamiya acrylic flat white applied with a qtip.

Comments on this is welcome although I don't know if I could go any further. I've sealed it with clear to put on the decals.






SgtWilhite
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Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 09:07 PM UTC
I suppose it would depend on who was doing it. I've seen it both ways in photos. (Actual vehicles and models.) It might look better with it whitewashed under there. But if you've already coated it with dullcoat........

I'm sure some of our experts will give you the exact answer.

Either way, I think it looks pretty good. I know I couldn't have done it that good.
marevic1
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Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 09:57 PM UTC
Hi Mondo,

great job!!! Excellent winter white wash.

I'm doing the same kit with a similar finish, and
my references show that some winter Marders did have the white wash around the suspension and others didn't, so it looks fine the way it is.

I like the rust. Looks very realistic. My only comment
would be that the exhaust is a little too red and shinny, but that could be the lighting.

I hope mine turns out this well!!!

Cheers,
Jurgen.
mondo
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 12:17 AM UTC
I haven't applied the dullcoat yet. this is still glossy from the clear varnish.

I used red brown chalk pastels for the rust on the body and Testors rust color enamel on the lug nuts of the road wheels.

The basket frame on the rear is made from the aluminum of a soda can and plastic mesh from spare from Tamiya.

Thanks,
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 12:49 AM UTC
Looks good. I like the whitewashing. I love the rust! The heat effect on the exhaust manifold (sorry, don't know correct term) is a nice touch.

My only criticism is that the insignia on the side is too bold - a big bold insignia like that is like a big target on the side of the vehicle :-)

Delbert
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:28 AM UTC
looks good.. my comment would be the spare roadwheel on the front is way too clean.. it would stick out like a sore thumb.. should prob have some whitewash on it.. to blend it in with the rest..
FabioMoretti
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 11:52 PM UTC
That a nice job.. the rust is great..

Cheers