In this post, I will explain how I painted the Marder outside, this winter camouflage will be of "strokes" type, first is to fabricate the brush to imitate it, in this case I used an old brush cut:
For the white I used Humbrol enamel, because it's easy to correct a possible small mistake or a bad stroke, can be erased with thinner, if we had used acrylics, there would be more difficult for correction:
It's important to see real vehicles pictures, and don't follow a uniform pattern, a little of patience and done!:
Before white dries completely, I were some edges and areas around the hatch, through which passes the crew:
To define the volume; I apply a softly shading, over the less enlightened plates with Tamiya XF-1 black diluted to 90% with 96º farmacy alcohol:
Again the oils for the weathering and to provide tonal variety:
With raw umber and black oils diluted, I outline the doors, hatches, and all practicbale parts:
Also profile another one parts, this time using only raw umber oil, to avoid excessive hardness:
For the earth and dry mud, I mix pigments with plaster (not much), I put the mix with a synthetic hair brush:
The gray plastic piece that is marked with an arrow, it is only a support to paint comfortably the model holding it with a strong pliers.
Then I fix with oils diluted in Humbrol thinner:
To prevent the "curled" the pigment can be projected with the help of a stick:
The same way is used for the undercarriage, there are three different types of earth pigments, all this technique can be repeated, redo, etc.. To obtain the degree of earth and mud wanted:
The polish zones in the tracks are imitate with a graphite pencil, the best technique for these purposes:
Once finished, I could airbrush some varnish, to fix all the previous work and to do a bit of damp effect:
A dark washes help to define details of the suspension, and add more tones to the dry and mud:
The wheels and tracks finished, ready to glued to the vehicle, sure I will reinforce de damp effects when I put the Marder definitively in its base:
A bit of thin dried mud, results of the vehicle movement, is easily imitated with an airbrush and Tamiya acrylics:
Compulsory to blend with oils:
For now that's all, once you put the Marder in its base, sure it will need some retouchs for a correctly integration with the ground, but that will be in the next chapter:
I hope you like it.
Best Regards All.