The 67th Tamiya Pachi Contest “Bronze Prize” . Built in August 2007.
It is Tamiya Marder III. It is a winter camouflage on the kit package, but this time I’ll challenge for North African taste painting, cause last time I did winter camouflage.
I used Modelkasten high quality caterpillar. Middle of the photo is the finished one, in front of that is under working.
Easy to set up natural slack and excellent!! Molding is also fine. I could express the realism of the caterpillar along the trank roller even if it’s light tank. It is effective, though the price is also high. An usual installation is to much expense anyway it’s effective.
Most lower body is completed. The hooks of the cleaning rod is other kit’s etching part. The hooks of the shovel were Abel etching. However, we cannot see the inner area.
I change the spare caterpillar parts to Modelkasten and detailed molds were increased. I opened the muzzle of the machine gun with the design knife.
Photo shot before painting. At first I would like to paint caterpillar separately, but it will not be easy to assemble by interfering the body and caterpillar each other so I had joined them all. Therefore, the painting process was not changed between not movable and movable caterpillar.
I just blew German Gray. There were many remaining unpainted area, but next time I’ll paint dark yellow so there’s no problem.
Remaining German Gray area and I blew dark yellow over the body.
I had better not to spray too thick dark yellow. However, it is the simplest one because I didn’t pile up the OVMs at all and no figure, just did practice painting.
Marder III is an antitank self-propelled artillery from which designed to attach importance to the defeating power in the emergency. Because of German tanks encountered strong Soviet Army tanks in the first stage of the Operation Barbarossa, it was necessary to develop such a vehicle.
I got a bronze prize in the 67th Tamiya Pach! Contest. It might be obtained good impression by the angle of sending a photograph. I was very glad to get the prize cause it was my first participation of these kind of contests.
I wonder which front line this 7.62cm antitank cannon was captured from the Soviet army. By the way, the lower body was almost same as 38t that Czechoslovakia developed. It seems to shake quite when fired.
This time, I painted this tank in the situation of North African front. After the German gray painting, I sprayed dark yellow, etc. Afterwards, I expressed dusty weathering colored buff, gray, sand, brown etc. with the enamel and pastel. The traveling lock seems to be curved.
Is it battle damage? I suppose I have thrown it somewhere.
It may be better to the gray area much more.
This time, the Tamiya kit includes belt type caterpillar, but the mold is not enough to contest and I choose the Modelkasten caterpillar. Reality is improved by these parts. Assembly was not so bothersome.
However, it is dusty painting….. The chipping was very time-consuming working. You might decide one day for one side to work.
Because the attached figure was uniform of the Eastern Front, I skipped to make figures. I had forgotten to erase parting line at the center of the artillery. It was necessary to erase obviously now that I saw the real tank photograph.
I have forgotten because I want to paint early and I was in a hurry. The barrels have inclined at the left, but I don’t know why…
The shovel and the cleaning rod clamp was photo-etched parts. Surroundings of the shovel’s detail may be able to omit cause not easily visible inside.
I think that I could finish quite good painting, though it is appropriate for the North Africa. Modelkasten caterpillar was good-looking. If I can comment for the real tank, the crew might have been having a hard time because the cover and equipment were poor.