KV II Tamiya 1/35 kit
October 23, 2013 in Armor
This is an OOB build to start my first experiments with weathering. I used MIG Russian earth pigments to make the mud for running gear and lower hull. Dark gray paint for chips on the top coat and black pastels for exhaust stains. I tried to rust the exhaust with AK rust pigments. The early war camouflage is with dark green and earth spray cans. I used Silly Putty as a mask to form the pattern. Dot filtering aged and weathered the larger armour plates. I was heavy with the spray unfortunately and it formed ridges where it hit against the putty. That doesn’t show up in the pictures though. Fun kit to experiment on and hopefully I will improve with practice. One regret is I could not form the usual Russian sag in the top track run with the rubber tracks included in the kit. The kit instructions say that the turret slogan is “Motherland Russia”.
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