Saturday, 7 July 2018

15mm Marder I

Another of the discounted Battlefront models, this time a Marder I.  Again, I've painted this one in colours suitable for the steppes or desert.  It's a base of middlestone, with swatches of medium brown mixed with orange brown and then dry brushed Iraqi sand.  It's a surprisingly small vehicle given that it carries a PAK 40.

Not particularly well armoured, but a useful mobile AT gun, ideal for popping out of cover, shooting off a couple of rounds and darting back out of sight again.

The PAK 40 packs a punch, at least in mid-War, until tank and armour improvements make it too much of a death trap.

A strangely top heavy look to the vehicle, although the armour is so light on the crew compartment it probably wasn't too ungainly.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Nice work Andy, looks great!
    Cheers, Richard P

  2. Such an ungainly looking vehicle (the design not your paintwork). Nicely done.

    1. Thanks Lee, it does look like it might tip over going up a kerb!