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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 6:Weathering (streaks)

To the vertical and sloping sides of the upper hull and turret dots of AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Filth”, “Starship Bay Sludge”, Winsor & Newton “Burnt Umber” and Abteilung 502 “Abt060” were added. Then, using a flat brush, the oil paint was drawn down the side to simulate streaks. After drying, this process was repeated multiple times. I must admit it looks rather non-existent in the pictures – it has a bit more presence in real life.

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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 5:Weathering (wash)

  • The entire vehicle was washed with a dilute mixture of Winsor & Newton “Raw Umber” and “Lamp Black” oil paints (ratio about 5:1) in enamel thinner – the excess being cleaned up with a dry brush or cotton bud.
  • AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Bay Sludge” (A.MIG-3532) was worked into various recesses, the excess being cleaned away.
  • AMMO Oilbrusher “Olive Green” (A.MIG-3505) was used on various high points of the vehicle.
  • Certain hull panel lines were treated with AMMO “Panel Line Wash – Dark Green Grey” (A.MIG-1608).

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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 4:Weathering (chipping and rust)

  • Lighter paint chips were simulated using LifeColor “4BO Var” (UA239), applied with a sponge or flicked from the end of a brush.
  • Darker paint chips were simulated using Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” (70822), applied with a sponge, fine brush or flicked from the end of a brush.
  • The exhausts were painted with the various colours of the LifeColor rust set.

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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 3:Painting

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

Base coats: In all cases the paint was sprayed as a 1:2 mixture in Mr.Color leveling thinner.

  • Mr.Hobby “Mr.Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black”
  • Mr.Color ““RG CM base” CMC10 (part of their Russian Green set), sprayed over the entire model
  • Mr.Color “RG highlight 1” (CMC11) (part of their Russian Green set), sprayed over the upper part of the hull and turret, and outside of the wheels


  • Machine guns: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950)
  • Tyres: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862)
  • Stowage: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Canvas” (314)

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

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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 2:Assembly

I used the Eduard photoetch set for the grills and storage boxes, fixed in some places by soldering the pieces together.