Skarach's world

T-34/85 (model 1944) build – Part 4:Painting

1 Comment

Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can, applied to the hull and turret.

Base coats: For this one, I thought I would try the Mr.Hobby Russian Green modulation set. In all cases the paint was sprayed as a 1:2 mixture in Mr.Color leveling thinner.

  • The darkest colour (“RG shadow” CMC13) was sprayed over the entire model, to act as a dark base.
  • The next darkest (“RG CM base” CMC10) was sprayed over the bulk of the vehicle, save the deepest recesses.
  • “RG highlight 1” CMC11 was sprayed on the upper hull, the sides and top of the turret and the outside part of the wheels only.
  • “RG highlight 2” CMC12 was sprayed only on selected parts of the hull and turret.

As can be seen I have not gone for the most vivid example of this type of painting – I consider some examples of it to be artistic but unconvincing. In the end I like the base colour which the vehicle has ended up with. I am sure it will act as the platform for further variation with oils and enamels.


  • Machine gun: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950)
  • Headlight: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Saw: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310), Citadel “Boltgun Metal”
  • Spare track: Tamiya “Dark Iron” (XF-84)
  • Tyres: Tamiya “Rubber Black” (XF-85)

Gloss coat: A 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Clear Gloss” (46) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed over the entire model. The decal was applied to the turret and this area resprayed.

One thought on “T-34/85 (model 1944) build – Part 4:Painting

  1. Pingback: T-34/85 (model 1944) | Skarach's world

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.