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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:05 PM UTC
Dan Holland shares some pictures of his Tamiya Marder IIIM in 1/35.

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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: February 28, 2018
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:29 AM UTC
Nice to see a fresh-to-the-front armoured vehicle rather than being weathered and chipped to the extreme.
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Manitoba, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC
Nicely done, though in contrast to Graeme, I sort of expect some weathering & wear; cluttered equipment suspended from wherever, etc. Don't get me wrong as I really like your paint job; I just can't help but wonder how long it would've remained clean once they left the depot. Even the muzzle break is without grime or soot. They really just got there. Sorry.
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:13 AM UTC
Maybe a bit of black on the muzzle should have been @plied. However, it's awaiting the Allied advance. Most AFVs in Normandy look pretty clean at the army stage
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 02:04 PM UTC
Discolouration at the muzzle wasn't deposited soot. At the time propellant powder used was smokeless. Smokeless meaning - giving much less smoke than gunpowder. Nearly all combustion products of smokeless powder are geaseous, while in gunpowder - over 50% were solid, giving a soot. Of course, there were discolourations - these caused by rubbing action during barrel cleaning and due to high temperature at muzzle exit.