Monday, April 5, 2021

WIP: Ryefield Models T-34/85, Part IV

 


The first round of light colored chipping with a mix of Vallejo paints is done! I also painted the turret markings by hand instead of using the decals or masking and spraying them. This was done to better mimic how the markings were actually applied by the crews. 

Next up is the dark steel chipping that will have to be applied by brush and then I begin the real weathering.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

WIP: Ryefield Models T-34/85, Part III

 


My initial attempt at two-tone camouflage was an unmitigated disaster, but instead of stripping the whole thing down, I just re-primed everything with black (except for the tracks and road wheels). From there, I went back with MRP 4BO Green as a basecoat, painted grime/shadows with a mix of Tamiya Flat Brown and Flat Black, and then worked in highlights by mixing ever-increasing amounts of AK Real Color 4BO (which is much too desaturated and nowhere close to the real thing) into some MRP 4BO. After that, I highlighted some details with Lifecolor Faded Olive Drab and a fine paintbrush. 

Up next is the turret markings, which I'm probably going to attempt to hand paint instead of using the kit decals.