I finished up another model for my Battlegroup Kursk "Clash of Reconnaissance" scenario! The Russian T-34 looks really good. It only took a few minutes to assemble so I was able to spend most of my time on the finishing.
I really like the PSC line of products. They are a wargamer's dream as you can assemble a sizable force quickly. Most of my time was spent weathering it after the airbrushing. The scar across the "24" looks fantastic! It was easy to do: a stroke of dark gray followed by a light yellow-green under it. Easy!
Using the pencil to simulate exposed metal worked like a charm. There is a good example of it on the upper part of the turret. I also used a pencil on the treads. For weathering powders and oil marks I used the AK line of products. As usual, I think that I might have overdone the powder in a few areas. Oh well.
I am still learning my way around plastic model kits. I've made more than a few mistakes, but that's okay. I am still very happy with the results!
|Another model completed!|
|Maybe I was a little heavy on the rust on that front track?|
The decals were great to apply using MicroSol and MicroSet. I used ones from Flames of War. Even though they are smallish on a 1/72 scale model, I think that it makes the tank look bigger. The FoW decals are far superior to the UM ones that I used on the truck and scout tank. I painted on Vallejo gloss to give the decals a good surface to adhere to. Then I sprayed them with Vallejo Flat Varnish to kill the gloss.
|Look at the pencil mark on the top of that turret!|
|The oily stuff coming out of the tailpipes looks good|