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Mk V “Female” build – Part 2:Assembly

The brass parts were nice to use, as were the tracks. However, now and then, and as with the similar Mk IV kit, I found the odd weird fitting issue – nothing major and nothing that future steps won’t cover. Perhaps I make the same assembly mistakes with this Takom series every time…

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Mk V “Female” build – Part 1:Introduction

The vehicle


“The British Mark V tank was an upgraded version of the Mark IV tank, deployed in 1918 and used in action in the closing months of World War I, in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War on the White Russian side, and by the Red Army.” [1]

The kit


Takom 1/35 kit [2].

Yes, I have few of these family of tanks already – see here and here. But, apart from their historical significance, I find them good subjects for extensive weathering. Besides, the Mk V looks significantly different from the Mk IV. Having said that, this will be my last one of these for a while!



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SU-76M build – Part 6:Weathering (wash)

  • The entire vehicle was washed with AMMO’s “Dark Brown Wash for Green Vehicles wash” (A.MIG-1005).
  • The exhaust area was washed with AK Interactive “Light Rust Wash for Green Vehicles” (AK046).
  • Prominent flat areas of the upper hull were lightly faded by application of Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Olive Green” ABT050 oil paint.
  • Parts of the exhaust was dry brushed with Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Light Rust Brown” ABT060 oil paint.
  • The wooden parts (tool handles and block) were treated with Winsor & Newton “Burnt Umber” or “Raw Umber” oil paints.

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SU-76M build – Part 5:Weathering (chipping)

Chipping was simulated with the base green colour and Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” 70822, using sponge and fine brush.

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SU-76M build – Part 4:Weathering (rust)

I always start with the rusty exhaust (if present) – it is an easy step into the weathering stage. Anyway, as usual, I used the LifeColor rust paints. I looks a little stark in these pictures – I subsequently gave it another dry brushing with the darker shades, plus there is a wash and dusting to come.