When I start trying Dios I think this would look nice rolling down a street in Berlin Need to try taking better photos. These really make some of the rust weathering look like crayola but in normal light there is no shine etc and it looks better. The slimey effect from the fuel/smoke from the engine and petrol cans does not translate over either. Had fun though. Now I think its time for a mig.
Brian I would have loved to make a Tamiya IS2. These Zvezdas are a little rough around the edges but still good. But it is a bit like trying to light a fire with rocks when you know the bastard asleep next to you has a lighter in their pocket.
Here is a link to give you inspiration for your build.
A Mig next eh? Niiiice!!!
Thanks for sharing!
If it's so rusty there should be some dry brushing on bolts and edges. Exhausts are way to clean compering to the rust all over the tank, as well as the engine grill is kind of half done?
Anyway, great work
I did the engine grill that way to show the engine throwing oil and crap when it is moving and the effect is lost in the photo. I thought gravity would throw the oil to the back of the grill. I can see it run down the back of the vehicle in natural light but again its not in the pic. I rusted the front of the grill because I figured the paint would come off from the heat of the engine and then get rusty. I also see this tank moving all the time unlike a german tank which from 1944 on had in my eyes become very defensive and static. I mean these things only had a 6 week life I think.
I agree about the exhaust, it should be dirtier.
My train of thought on rusting this tank was more based on a shite paint job done by the russians as opposed to actual combat. I mean these things where practically shot out of the factory or at least that was my understanding of why the welds etc..appear on the tank.
I swear I rubbed more graphite over that tank than I care to remember. Against the green it just won't show up. I also used dark metal pigments. I am not keen on dry brushing around a mud effect. Just the way I see it.
But thank you for looking at the vehicle and giving your thoughts. Much appreciated and keep it coming as I am always trying to learn more!
Think you can see better with these.
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