Tamiya Marder III 1/35
I suppose I ought to show the item I chose for the My Stuff picture. The Tammy Marder III, a delightful little kit that assembles very well as most by this manufacturer do. Built 100% OOB, the model was finished in Model Masters acrylic Panzergrau with a couple of succesivley lighter transparent applications of grey. An overall acrylic gloss clear was applied, decals added, and pinwash with AK Dark Wash went on which was followed with a clear acrylic flat coat. Once dry I stippled some AK Desert Sand mixed with MM Dark Earth acrylic on the running gear for a bit of texture, then dusted the whole model with AK Kursk Soil with the emphaisis on the lower portions. Worn paint and semi metallic effects were done with Tammy weathering powders.
The figures, I don't recall where they came from but they are from Tamiya as well. I'm not very good at painting figures, especially faces but these seemed to turn out OK. The base is a piece of pink foam board insulation I scrounged somewhere that was coated with air drying clay, AK ground effects texture, some small rocks from the driveway, and painted with a variety of acrylic earth tones and washes. Some of the rocks were picked out for detail painting but due to poor planning many of them ended up under the vehicle. The grass is from a company called WW II Scenics, I think and they are self adhesive tufts.
This was done in the summer of 2021 when I was installing a salvage engine in my old Ford Explorer. It was savagely hot at the time so I'd get up at 0300, work in the garage until it got too hot at 1100 or so, then slink off to the nice cool basement and work on this.
This iteration of my model building cycle has been on for eleven years now. I have lots of stuff I've built, just about exclusivley 1/35 armor; if you guys are interested in seeing any of this older stuff let me know and it can be arranged
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