Sunday, 15 October 2017

T-34/76 Model 1943

Well from that catchy title it should not be hard to deduce what this post is about!

A Zvezda 1/72 snap fit T-34/76 Model 1943. It builds into a nice little model too. The finished build with added grab handles; the only thing I added to the kit. Well other than the wire for the radio antenna. The grab handles are 0.5mm brass wire.

The tracks have not been painted. They come in a black hard plastic and are very well detailed.

So this the finished kit in a basic green scheme. Following chipping, oil paint, pigment and enamel paint weathering.

The base is 2mm plasticard. Drilled to fit two 6mm magnets for storage. I put a layer of DAS putty over the top to add a bit of ground with sand and ballast for texture. Then airbrushed a couple of different earth colours, washes and drybrushed. I decided to use just flock for the grass...because I liked it as is.

Just to prove the turret does turn...

The decal is from Plastic Soldier Company.

That's it for now. More to follow soon.... 


  1. Outstanding stuff Mark. That is absolutely spot on imho. An awesome amount of work has clearly been put in and boy does it reap rewards as a result. Wow!! :-)

  2. Thank you. I'm glad you like it. It is quite a bit of work but I must admit to enjoying paint AFV's more than figures these days.