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Ian Foulkes
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Schutzenpanzer Marder 1

This article is part of a series:
  1. 1/35th Leopard Line Up
  2. Leopard 1A5 Bundeswehr
  3. Weathering, the Belgian Leopard Conversion Continues
  4. Leopard AS1 Aus Cam Update
  5. Leopard AS 1 Olive Drab Lusterless Update
  6. Dutch Leopard 1
  7. Australian Leopard AS1 Dozer
  8. Danish Leopard 1A5DK
  9. Takom 1/35 Canadian C2 Leopard Mexas
  10. Australian Trials Leopard Tank
  11. Australian Leopard AS1 with drivers and engine compartments.
  12. Leopard AS1 Engine, Engine Bay and Drivers Compartment Latest Progress
  13. Unfinished Business – Finishing Off the Belgian Leopard
  14. Trying New Techniques On Tamiya Leopard A3/A4
  15. Revell Leopard 1 A1A4 Weathering And Camnet
  16. Leopard 1 A1A1 With Peddinghaus Turret
  17. 1/35 Camouflage Nets
  18. Camnet Construction continued...
  19. Schutzenpanzer Marder 1
  20. Meng C2 Mexas with Dozer Progress
  21. Meng Leopard C2 more progress

This vehicle is going to form part of my "Cold War Gone Hot" series of diorama's. It's the old that I used in the construction series. I've weathered down the original gloss tone to a more realistic matt effect.

First I gave it a pin wash of black on all recessed lines. This gives quite a stark effect.

Secondly I used artist oil Titanium White to start off a faded paint effect and tone down the starkness of the black. I put a small dob of the white on a single point (using a cocktail stick) then worked it in using a cotton ear bud. I then carried on doing one panel at a time, trying to make the effect uneven.

Thirdly I painted in all the episcopes with a white undercoat and then red and green Tamiya clear.

Finally I gave a VERY light dry brushing with Humbrol 64, which is a fairly "neutral" grey, before using my trusty pencil on various points to create a bare metal effect chipping effect.

I hope that you like, but please give me any feedback and suggestions on improve. I love this hobby, it's a constant learning curve...

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    Lis said on March 5, 2022

    great weathering.

  2. Another amazing result, Ian!

  3. Fantastic weathering effects, Ian @ianfoulk96
    Camouflage net looks perfect as well.

  4. Great build! the leaf netting is excellent!

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