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JS-3 build – Part 3:Painting


Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can

Base coat: A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-4 “Yellow Green” and Tamiya XF-58 “Olive Green” in a 1:1 ratio) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on. The same mixture, lightened with Tamiya XF-2 “Flat White”, was sprayed on the top of selected parts of the hull and turret (hatches, external fuel tanks). I have plans afoot to ensure that not every Soviet era vehicle to be added to my collection in the future is a base green colour!


  • Tools (handles): Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” 310
  • Tools (metal): Citadel “Boltgun Metal”
  • DShK Machine gun: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950, Vallejo Panzer Aces “Leather Belt” 312
  • Spare track: Tamiya XF-84 “Dark Iron”

The paint was protected with a layer of Humbrol Clear gloss varnish, the decals applied and glossed over. Finally, Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish was sprayed on.

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