Saturday, August 21, 2021

1/56 scale ETO Marder III(r)s

 To finish out my backlog of finished projects, here are two Italeri Official Account / Warlord Games 1/56 scale Marder III(r). As I mentioned in my last post, these are very nice kits and the multi-part crew are a nice addition, since this allows part swaps with Warlord's other 28mm German infantry and tank figures.

I wanted to take a different approach to painting the crewmen, so I primed them in medium grey and then overcoated that with GW's Athonian Camoshade acrylic wash. This provides a quick and easy field grey uniform with shading and allowed more time to focus on skintones and faux glass lens effects.

These were primed using Krylon Red Oxide primer, then basecoated with a 75/25% mix of Tamiya Dark Yellow/Yellow Green, with soft edge camo in Tamiya Red Brown and Medium Green. Detail painting was done with Vallejo acrylics and some craft paint. Decals are all Italeri/Warlord brand. An overall yellow oil filter was applied, then oil pin washes added to accentuate details, and some dryblended oils to simulate caked dirt (mostly in the crew compartment) and rusty exhaust were added. Mud spatter effects were done in acrylics.

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