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GAZ-AAA build – Part 3:Painting

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

Basecoat: Mr.Hobby “Mr.Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black”, as a 1:2 mixture in Mr.Color leveling thinner, followed by MRP “4BO Russian AFV Green” (MRP-26).

Details:

  • Tyres: LifeColor “Tire Black” (UA733)
  • Tilt: Mr.Hobby “Khaki” (55), drybrushed with LifeColor “4BO Var.” (UA239)
  • Headlights: Citadel “Runefang Steel”
  • Tarpaulin and stowage items: LifeColor “Russian Uniform Helmet” (UA446), “Red” (LC06) or “4BO Var.” (UA239)
  • Windscreen wiper and steering wheel: LifeColor “Black” (LC02)
  • Seat: Mr.Hobby “Mr.Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black, drybrushed with Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862)


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GAZ-AAA build – Part 2:Assembly

No one is going to say that this is a sophisticated kit! It no doubt contains inaccuracies and simplifications, but it suits my purpose – as part of my Berlin diorama. I added some tarpaulin, rolled up stowage and tilt repair section – using sculpted green putty – which I hope will make more sense when the model is finished.


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GAZ-AAA build – Part 1:Introduction

The vehicle

“The three-axle GAZ-AAA was developed concurrently with the mechanically identical GAZ-AA … The GAZ-AAA was used by the Red Army throughout the war years as a general service truck and as a base vehicle for a multitude of specialised variants.” [1]

The kit

Zvezda 1/35 kit [2].

References

1. Kinnear, Jim and Vollert, Jochen, Soviet Trucks of World War 2 (Tankograd Publishing, 2009) p.24
2. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/zvezda-3547-gaz-aaa–121148


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T-34 tractor (model 1944) build – Part 3:Painting

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

Basecoat: A 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Russian Green (2) – USSR tank late WWII” (136) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed all over. Then, a 3:1 mixture of Mr.Color “Russian Green (2) – USSR tank late WWII” (136) and Mr.Color “Character White” (107) in Mr.Color Leveling Thinner (1:2 ratio of paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on the upper parts.

Details:

  • Tow cable: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862)
  • Saw: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862) and Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310)
  • Road wheels: Mr.Color “Tire Black” (137)
  • Periscope: LifeColor “Black” (LC02)
  • Hull gun: LifeColor “Black” (LC02)
  • Unditching logs: LifeColor “Light Wooden Stock” (UA728), “Dark Wooden Stock” (UA729), “Brown stone” (UA781), “Russian Uniform M35 Tunic”, “Soviet Army 7K Green Yellow” (UA242). Drybrushed with “Dark Sand Stone” (UA242).


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T-34 tractor (model 1944) build – Part 2:Assembly

As I wanted this to be a quick build, I built it straight out of the box – no extra photoetch. However, because they would be important items on such a vehicle, I did use the tow cable set by Eureka XXL “T-34/85 Model 1944 Factory 112” (ER-3530), which was very easy to put together. I used the Friulmodel metal tracks (ATL-09). I also got the “Unditching logs” set (Reality in Scale #35239) to add later.