GB-Marder III M - Finishing up

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GB-Marder III M - Finishing up

Joined: October 23rd, 2008, 10:46 pm

August 6th, 2012, 12:12 am #1

Some completion pics and how I got there...


Beginning ground work, and the story.


addition of some tarps and a few details.


Beginning base coats of ground work, and tarp camo. I decided on Italian '39 because it might have more "pop" than splinter pattern.




Some odds and ends I threw together to add a little drama. I was forced to scratch build some tool clasps out of sheet brass, because well, I'm on a serious budget.

Now for the pigments and oils...




















Thanks for Letting me join this one, it's been a blast, and I think I leaned a little too. I have ordered the Matilda, and look forward to sharing that one as well.

Model On! Jon
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Joined: April 13th, 2008, 9:48 am

August 6th, 2012, 2:44 am #2

Hello Jon: total mud commitment there! Your posts spurred me on to find the IIIM kit. Can I ask where the live/spent ammo rounds came from? Cheers, Ralph.
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Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

August 6th, 2012, 11:18 am #3

Some completion pics and how I got there...


Beginning ground work, and the story.


addition of some tarps and a few details.


Beginning base coats of ground work, and tarp camo. I decided on Italian '39 because it might have more "pop" than splinter pattern.




Some odds and ends I threw together to add a little drama. I was forced to scratch build some tool clasps out of sheet brass, because well, I'm on a serious budget.

Now for the pigments and oils...




















Thanks for Letting me join this one, it's been a blast, and I think I leaned a little too. I have ordered the Matilda, and look forward to sharing that one as well.

Model On! Jon
Jon,

Congrats on the very nice result I see there. The image of the Marder really matches with many pictures of half buried abandoned tanks. One original setting for an 48th model in my opinion.

Well done amigo.
Lu

PS: Come on, you can make the Matilda in less than 25 days if you want. (Of course Ralph would make it in ten only days...)

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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

August 6th, 2012, 12:50 pm #4

Some completion pics and how I got there...


Beginning ground work, and the story.


addition of some tarps and a few details.


Beginning base coats of ground work, and tarp camo. I decided on Italian '39 because it might have more "pop" than splinter pattern.




Some odds and ends I threw together to add a little drama. I was forced to scratch build some tool clasps out of sheet brass, because well, I'm on a serious budget.

Now for the pigments and oils...




















Thanks for Letting me join this one, it's been a blast, and I think I leaned a little too. I have ordered the Matilda, and look forward to sharing that one as well.

Model On! Jon
Very impressive (and dirt ...) job!!!

Nice details here and there. Good work!

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Joined: October 11th, 2004, 8:50 am

August 6th, 2012, 3:36 pm #5

Some completion pics and how I got there...


Beginning ground work, and the story.


addition of some tarps and a few details.


Beginning base coats of ground work, and tarp camo. I decided on Italian '39 because it might have more "pop" than splinter pattern.




Some odds and ends I threw together to add a little drama. I was forced to scratch build some tool clasps out of sheet brass, because well, I'm on a serious budget.

Now for the pigments and oils...




















Thanks for Letting me join this one, it's been a blast, and I think I leaned a little too. I have ordered the Matilda, and look forward to sharing that one as well.

Model On! Jon
I agree with the previous comments, you really catched the look of those pics....
A US figure just staring at the vehicle would be great!

Regards

Javier
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Joined: August 10th, 2010, 7:19 pm

August 6th, 2012, 6:54 pm #6

Some completion pics and how I got there...


Beginning ground work, and the story.


addition of some tarps and a few details.


Beginning base coats of ground work, and tarp camo. I decided on Italian '39 because it might have more "pop" than splinter pattern.




Some odds and ends I threw together to add a little drama. I was forced to scratch build some tool clasps out of sheet brass, because well, I'm on a serious budget.

Now for the pigments and oils...




















Thanks for Letting me join this one, it's been a blast, and I think I leaned a little too. I have ordered the Matilda, and look forward to sharing that one as well.

Model On! Jon
I love the semi-buried tank side by side with the semi-buried soldier, nice concept. Dramatic but beautiful scene in my opinion.
Great job, Jon.

Q

http://dqscaleworks.blogspot.com/
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Joined: October 23rd, 2008, 10:46 pm

August 7th, 2012, 2:06 pm #7

Hello Jon: total mud commitment there! Your posts spurred me on to find the IIIM kit. Can I ask where the live/spent ammo rounds came from? Cheers, Ralph.
Hi, Ralph. The rounds are RB, I think I got them through Hobby Links.
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Joined: October 23rd, 2008, 10:46 pm

August 7th, 2012, 2:09 pm #8

Jon,

Congrats on the very nice result I see there. The image of the Marder really matches with many pictures of half buried abandoned tanks. One original setting for an 48th model in my opinion.

Well done amigo.
Lu

PS: Come on, you can make the Matilda in less than 25 days if you want. (Of course Ralph would make it in ten only days...)

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Hi Luciano,
Thanks for the great compliments. I have the Matilda on order, I'm going to try and get it done, but it all depends on when it gets here.
Cheers, Jon
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Joined: October 23rd, 2008, 10:46 pm

August 7th, 2012, 2:13 pm #9

I love the semi-buried tank side by side with the semi-buried soldier, nice concept. Dramatic but beautiful scene in my opinion.
Great job, Jon.

Q

http://dqscaleworks.blogspot.com/
Thanks everyone, I'm really glad you like it. Javier, I like the idea of the american looking up at it, I think I'll look around the shop and see if i can find anything. Thanks again everyone.
Cheers, Jon
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Joined: August 2nd, 2005, 12:40 pm

August 8th, 2012, 11:32 am #10

Some completion pics and how I got there...


Beginning ground work, and the story.


addition of some tarps and a few details.


Beginning base coats of ground work, and tarp camo. I decided on Italian '39 because it might have more "pop" than splinter pattern.




Some odds and ends I threw together to add a little drama. I was forced to scratch build some tool clasps out of sheet brass, because well, I'm on a serious budget.

Now for the pigments and oils...




















Thanks for Letting me join this one, it's been a blast, and I think I leaned a little too. I have ordered the Matilda, and look forward to sharing that one as well.

Model On! Jon
Jonathan, if it were not for the fact you are posting this kit photos in colour instead of black & white you would swear it was straight out of the Panzerwrecks series of books!!!!

Really nice treatment of the subject.. and if you do add the figure it will be a true "Panzerwreck" candidate

Well done Sir

Best

Paul
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