T-34-85 Model 1944 Factory №174 RFM 5079

Matthew, thank you very much for appreciating my work so highly!
There is still a lot of weathering work ahead! And at each stage I will take photos of the result.
In the plans:

  1. Dust and dirt on the chassis.
  2. General dustiness of the entire model.
  3. Washing, stains, streaks, etc.

198 hours of work.
Three more hours of work!

At this stage, I decided to do a light wash to add some contrast. The washes were diluted with white spirit to a very liquid, transparent state. At the same time, I corrected some mistakes made at the previous stage.
I used this:

And graphite powder!
What would it be like without her? :rofl:

And finally, I glued improvised “glass“ into observation devices. In my opinion, it turned out mediocre. I was probably already sleeping at that moment :wink:


I am really looking forward to what you do with the dust. Would you be able to do a detailed breakdown of your dust process when you do it?


I’ll try to do it :slightly_smiling_face:


I started preparing for perhaps the most difficult stages of weathering.
Still 100 hours of work ahead? :astonished:
A picture to cheer you up. :laughing: :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

And that’s not all that will be used. :flushed:


200 hours of work!! :smiley: 200!!! It’s worth celebrating! :sweat_smile:

Well, the most difficult stage has begun!
In the arsenal:

And bristle brushes of different shapes :grinning:

I don’t know if it’s worth describing the entire process of applying the “chemistry”.


Looking great!


202 hours of work.
My next fantasy about weathering. :smile:

I corrected the streak marks that I didn’t like that were left over from the previous stage. I used the same “chemistry”.
And added some splashing. :smile:
For splashes, I used this:

And I weathered the inside of the road wheels.


I used a bristle brush to apply “chemistry” to the model.
I used a synthetic brush to blend evenly on the rubber bands.


204 hours of work.

At this stage, I added A.MIG-1701. To add a little texture.
I added a dark pigment to the base compositions to make bright, saturated colors “dirty.”

Oh, what a terrible job it is to do weathering where it cannot be done normally on a fully assembled model!
Tomorrow I’ll correct all the crap that I ended up with. I’ll do it the same way as on the bottom part.


This build just keeps getting better and better. :+1:


Reynier! Thank you! :saluting_face:


206 hours of work.

I continue to weather the lower part.
In addition to the “chemistry” that I used at the previous stage, I added pigments.

I added a little white spirit to the pigments and, using a bristle brush, applied it randomly to the tracks with random, pointing movements.

It turned out very motley. At the next stage, I will smooth out the sharp boundaries between the colors with a hard bristle brush. At the same time, I will remove excess pigments and fix everything with a pigment fixer.


207 hours of work.

I cleaned the tracks from excess pigment and smoothed out the colors boundaries.
A bristle brush turned out to be a poor help.
I had to use an eyebrow brush :laughing:

After cleaning, I fixed the pigments with a pigment fixer.


After fixing the pigments, the pigments themselves darkened and partially discolored completely.


Looks fantastic, the WIP photographs are very much appreciated.

Really smart looking T34.

Nice one.

Watto. :+1:

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Thank you, Watto! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Vlad, your work on this model has just been astounding. The paint and weathering process are fascinating to watch. I have never seen someone weather a model with such subtlety and care. Slowly but surely, your results are absolutely outstanding.


As the other said, the WIP pictures are much appreciated. Appreciate the tip on pigment cleaning with the eyeliner brush. That’s a very good idea to have handy.


The Academy T-34-85 is very poor compared to Dragon, Zvezda and especially the fantastic RFM kit.


You can add the early Tamiya kit to that pile. The Ryefield Models kit is incredibly well-detailed.

Thank you, Matthew!
I myself am interested in what will happen in the end.
I’m doing some things for the first time. I like some of what was done, and I would redo some of it.
The most difficult stage is now underway. And here fantasies about weathering don’t always help. And I can make a lot of mistakes, which will be quite difficult to correct.