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Dragon Marder II Early - Sicily
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:48 AM UTC
Colin Key shares some pictures of his Marder II Early in Sicily, 1943.



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Thanks!
PRH001
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 09:16 AM UTC
You really did a beautiful job on this Marder. The care you took with the camoflage really sets it off.

Cheers,
Paul H
tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 09:25 AM UTC
Awesome camo work!
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 10:37 AM UTC
Awesome all-round! Love the camo, and the paintwear in the fighting compartment.
Bizarre
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 01:53 PM UTC
great camo!
SDavies
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 02:45 PM UTC
This is a very nice model, but the outstanding feature is the paint scheme. Amazing
champy
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 04:02 PM UTC
Must say again Colin outstanding paint scheme, you have executed it perfectly!
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 04:11 PM UTC
Very impressive.
KevPak
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 06:38 PM UTC
Great job with the build and paintwork! Did you model it after a specific vehicle? If I were to offer one suggestion, it would be to add 2-3 personal items (helmet, canteen, mess kit, sidearm...) to give it a more "lived-in" appearance.
melende
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 07:27 PM UTC
The whole model is awesome. The camo is jaw dropping.
pablo_g
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:51 PM UTC
Well done, it is outstanding!!!
justsendit
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:33 AM UTC
Really nice ... outstanding camo work!
Axis23
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:38 AM UTC
Awesome! I can not even imagine how long it must of taken to freehand that camo pattern. The end results are well worth it.

One question: I have always wondered what the large cylinder with the tuba type top to the right of the breech on the rear of the gun shield was. I always thought it may have been a storage tube for the gun sight??
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words everyone, makes the effort worth it!

@ Kevin - Yes, it is a specific vehicle from Sicily, I have to see if I can dig up the picture, it is also the one depicted on the box art. I agree it needs a bit of personal kit to look more 'lived in', I will have to add some.

@Josh - it took about 4.5 hours to freehand the camo, I looked like a hunchback when I was done. Good question on that storage case - I'll have to look it up.
JPTRR
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 09:20 AM UTC
Incredible model and superb camouflage.
dhines
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 10:49 PM UTC
Outstanding job Colin, love the camo
Petro
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 06:47 AM UTC
Wow. That looks great. 4.5 hours freehand. NUTS
RonV
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC
Josh, that tube with the flared top contained a demolition charge to destroy the gun tube should the weapon need to be abandoned. The tube contained the explosive charge and the flared bit contained the cord for firing the charge. The sight was stored in another tube on the shield beneath the sight mount.

FWIW,
Ron Volstad
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:26 AM UTC
Colin, absolutely outstanding work! Beautiful paint job and very impressive you kept the dots roughly the same size.

Very impressive - thanks for sharing!
rover5700
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:39 AM UTC
Looks really nice. It's hard to find good pics of that Marder wearing camo.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 04:54 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks really nice. It's hard to find good pics of that Marder wearing camo.


A testament to the effectiveness of the camo!

Thanks all!
stvyip
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 07:34 PM UTC
Amazing...that's lots of patience!
Modelrob
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:20 PM UTC
This is one great looking model.The camouflage came out great.