Review of the Revell Marder 1 A3 model IFV
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This Revell kit was extremely cheap at just £8 in a sale.
It’s construction was simple I didn’t have any problems building it.
The turret is great fun, being a non-conventional design and it has three working parts.
The turret moves 360 degrees, the 20mm main cannon has full elevation up and down as well as the coaxial MG. This is thanks to the joints on both guns having a certain shape like a key, so required no glue what so ever.
The rest of the kit was also simple and easy to follow.
The only complaint I had was with the instructions. The diagrams for the patterns for painting did not have a top view (AKA birds eye view), so I ended up using some “artistic interpretation” lol.
I’m still refusing to use Revell paints, however I do use their air compressor, spray gun and fine brushes, which I used with this kit.
I used as normal Tamiya Acrylic paints. I airbrushed on dark green (XF-61) on the hull and turret. Then using a fine brush, I painted on NATO brown (XF-68) for the camo and black (XF-1). I found the black to be too shiny, so I went over it using Humbrol black Enamel (88) to get the flat look and I think it looks really good.