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I roughly used the colors suggested by the Battlegroup Kursk rulebook in their T-34 painting tutorial section(with the exception of starting with Vallejo's Dark Green Primer over Black). I know Soviet armor would have been a bit of darker green but I like the look of the lighter hue on 1/72 scale tanks in terms of bringing out the details of the models. From primer to highlights here is what I used(applied via airbrush)...Primer: Vallejo Dark Green Primer
Basecoat: Vallejo Russian Green Model Air
1st Highlight: Vallejo Interior Green Model Air
2nd Highlight: Vallejo Interior Green Model Air + White Model Air
3rd Highlight: Vallejo Hemp Model Air(applied via detail brush to seems/details)
After applying the basic greens I applied a generous glosscoat of Vallejo gloss to the models. In reptospect, I applied too many coats of this because I lost some of the detail on the rivets when I went to pinwash. After glossing, I gave the tanks a wash of Vallejo Umber Wash and pin-washed with Reaper Brown Liner. I really want to experiment with oil paints for washes as often suggested online but I am not brave enough yet as I have worked only with acryllics.
After matte-coating the models(again Vallejo) I applied some sublte mud/exhaust effects with the Tamiya weathering kit. I also went back and painted up the headlight and gave it a glosscoat.
I also refurbished some very old models that have seen heavy abuse on the wargaming table over the years. Both had some broken bits and lousy paintjobs but I believe I have them ready for the gaming table again. First, my Pegasus Hobbies(I think) Su-152. The slogan on the side(in Russian) reads "revenge".
Happy wargaming everbody, and thanks for viewing...