Military Vehicles Thread, 1/35 Mercedes Maultier in Under Construction; Hey guys, thought I'd start a build blog for my Maultier project. It's only my second vehicle build, the first ...
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1/35 Mercedes Maultier
Hey guys, thought I'd start a build blog for my Maultier project. It's only my second vehicle build, the first being my Panther which is also just a
WIP right now.
I was amazed at the amount of parts in the box, and maybe even a little daunted by the prospect of such a complicated build (for me that is....). However, it's a beautful kit with plenty of detail - highly recommended going on limited experience.
MB Maultier (Mule).jpg
I began with the engine - all pretty straight foward and a jolly nice engine it is, too. It was gagging for super detailing of course, but I decided to leave that for another build in the future.
The engine was painted grey (as per instructions) and then I weathered it to make it appear well-used, oily and grimey. Oh, I also rusted the exhaust manifold, down pipes, etc. I won't be able to reach these later, so best do them now and fit them onto the painted chasis.
My maultier engine.jpg
My maultier engine 2.jpg
My maultier engine 3.jpg
After the weathering, you can see the outcome of my efforts. I experimented with artist pastels as I didn't want to spend out on Mig pigments at this stage, bearing in mind I need a new airbrush and other equipment first.
Next: the chassis - there's a lot of parts!!!
36 years young