Tamiya 1:48 Tamiya Marder III
Since March, when California’s social distancing lockdown began, I have been reducing my stash and hone some modeling skills by doing monthly simple no-frills OOB builds from my personal “hobby shop” in addition to working on regular long term projects.
For my seventh monthly (September) no-frills project, I chose Tamiya’s 1:48 Marder III–a dandy little kit, as are all of the othe Tamiya 1/48 kits I’ve done. This was the best kit in my stash to try a full vehicle chipping project–a first for me.
I used Tamiya paints and AK chipping fluid for the basic colors. The chipping process didn’t go quite as expected. Rather than gradually rubbing off the white, large swaths came off in several places. I applied a second application of chipping fluid and white paint to some areas where too much came off. I may have applied too much fluid or didn’t let the paint dry enough before rubbing it. I’ll need to experiment more before trying again.
This was a great learning experience and I had a lot of fun with the muddy weathering which was done with AK pigments, chipping paint and weathering pencils (love those pencils). I also applied some rust and streaks with Abteilung 502 oils.
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