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T-34/76 (early 1943)

5th Guard Tank Corps, Kursk, USSR, July 1943.

T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 1:Introduction
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 2:Assembly
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 3:Painting
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 4:Weathering (chipping and rust)
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 5:Weathering (wash)
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 6:Weathering (streaks)
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 7:Weathering (dust and rain marks)
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 8:Tracks
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 9:Weathering (dirt and mud)
T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 10:Weathering (oil and fuel stains, final effects)


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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 10:Weathering (oil and fuel stains, final effects)

  • Vallejo “Carbon Black” (73116) pigment was added to the end of the exhausts and the surrounding area.
  • The machine guns and gun barrel end were lightly brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
  • The parts of the external side of the tracks in contact with the ground, guide horns and inner part of the tracks in contact with the wheels were brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
  • A dilute mixture of Abteilung 502 “Bitumen” (ABT004) oil paint in enamel thinners was flicked from a brush onto the surfaces of the hull and running gear, to represent the subtlest stains or patches.
  • A more concentrated mixture of the same oil paint (together with some Humbrol “Gloss Cote”) was painted on parts of the upper hull, to represent fuel stains.
  • A concentrated mixture of Abteilung 502 “Engine Grease” (ABT160) and Humbrol “Gloss Cote” in enamel thinners was painted to parts of the running gear, to represent oil stains.


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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 9:Weathering (dirt and mud)

Wilder “Dry Russian Earth” (GP04) and “Dry Russian Clay” (GP07) pigments were brushed onto the wheels, running gear, lower hull, upper hull, turret top and tracks and fixed with a 1:1 mixture of AMMO “Pigment Fixer” (A.MIG-3000) and enamel thinners, added by brush.


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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 8:Tracks

  • Friulmodel tracks (ATL-124) were linked with Albion Alloys’ 0.4 mm brass rod – 76 links per side.
  • Treated with UMP “Ultimate Burnishing Liquid”.


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T-34/76 (early 1943) build – Part 7:Weathering (dust and rain marks)

  • AMMO “Oilbrusher” oil paints (“Dust” A.MIG-3516, “Dusty Earth” A.MIG-3523, “Medium Soil” A.MIG-3522) were dotted on the much of the horizontal surface, underside, running gear of the vehicle and wheels, which had previously been dampened with enamel thinner. A round brush was used to dilute and blend the oils.
  • The same oils were dotted on the sloping and vertical surfaces. A flat brush was used to draw them down the sides to create dust and rain streaks.