Marder III painting inspiration

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

As I work my way through the large number of vehicles in my WW2 German motor pool, I always browse through images on the internet for sources of inspiration when painting camouflage patterns. Whilst many come from various illustrations and period photos, I’m always a fan seeing what other modellers have done – especially those who work with 1/35 scale kits.

This was the case when I was looking for a colour scheme for a couple of Marder IIIs.

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I found a couple that I really liked. The first is from the Armorama website

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This a lovely built kit. Full details here

My own version in 15mm

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The second was a rather striking camouflage pattern from a Marder III built by Lars Richter

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and again, my own version in 15mm

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The 15mm Marders are from the Plastic Soldier Company P38T kit. They are easy to assemble and look pretty good when finished

1 Comment on Marder III painting inspiration

  1. Sir, just started following your blog about 4 month ago, and this is my first post here. I too am always on the hunt for that “cool” looking camo the Germans seemed to outfit their vehicles. Your paint scheme looks spot on. What I try to do, in 1:488 scale) is make the model a bit more personable as though it will tell a short story. You can do this by adding crew observing, lounging or in action. Further a touch of stowage and maybe some camo netting or branches will top it off. I have a lot of vehicles for WWII and my house rule is you cannot field that vehicle without at least having a driver in it. Again great job!

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