Well, here comes another from me. This is my second Dragon kit ever. Due to the complexity of the dragon kit, I never touched them but I'm trying to step up my game so I bought one that a member from MilitaryModelling forum was selling cheaply. I'm glad I bought this as I enjoyed this build very much so.
Here is some information about the Dicker Max for those who don't know about it -
The kit is not really a Smart Kit but it comes with the magic tracks, a set of PhotoEtch fret and a Aluminium Barrel. The kit is jammed packed with many parts and sprue but I found out later that quite a lot of them are spares from Panzer IV kits. I also bought a set of Eduard P.E for extra details.
The build was very very enjoyable. I made a full account of the W.I.P in the previous posts and you are welcome to look over at them if you are curious about how well the kit goes together.
I used Vallejo Panzer Grey as a base and mixes them with lighter colours and darker ones to get the highlight and shadows to break apart the rather monotonous paint job. I painted the tracks with brown and nato brown and dry brushed them with Vallejo Steel. The figures are all painted with Vallejo paints. Tamiya Hull-Red was used to paint the red-oxide layer underneath the paint job in the fighting compartment.
The figures are from Mini-Art and some amount of surgery made to change the poses. I wanted to depict the crew between actions, having a debate about relocating their vehicles.
The muds are made from a wide variety of pigments colour ( MIG and FloryModels ) combined with the Tamiya Diorama Texture Paint and finally, with Vallejo Gloss Heavy gel to add volume and wet effect. I kept chipping to a bare minimum on the outside of the vehicle and kept it heavy in the fighting compartment as my research leads me to conclude their interior are chipped really badly then the exterior.
Well, that's about as much I can sum up about the build. The exact steps can be found in the 7-part W.I.P.
I didn't really had any hiccup with this kit however. The kit goes on really well and love every bit of the steps in building it. I'm vary satisfied with what I did, albeit it could look better but still, I'm happy.
It's time for the photos -
Here are the close ups ( sort of ) for the mud -
And here are the crew shots -
And on-board equipment and the exhaust -
The underside and the boogies -
And as usual, my show case photos from various angles -
And Closing the curtain with a bang - as usual - ( that is a huge gun BTW )
I know I still have a long way to go to be classed as one of the masters and I won't stop until I reach that kind of level. I couldn't keep building if not for my supporting friends and comrades and some fans ( to my surprise, I do have some fans ). Thank you guys for always supporting me. Thank you dear readers for your patronage as well.
Until Next time.