Just a quick update on my ISU-152 build.
I didn’t want to use the decals provided with the kit, so I hand painted the numbers and stripes with white paint. The red stars are decals though, taken from a KV-1 kit I have.
After the acrylic gloss varnish (Pledge Floor Finish, 3 coats), I proceeded with an artist oil paint wash (Burned Umber), followed by a few touches of faded browns, greens and yellows (oil paint again) to break the “monotony” of some areas. I then did a bit of dry brushing to enhance some edges (mix of chromium oxide green and yellow).
Next step will be “streaking” (dot filter technique) + chipping.
So far, so good 🙂
I’ve been assembling a ISU-152 (1/35) recently and this is the result of the base coat (colour).
This is my first model from Zvezda. Like all their kits, it was really affordable. But it is also quite basic, lacking details, with a very underwhelming set of decals, flashing on almost every part etc.
Ah! And with horrible vinyl tracks too.
I had little pleasure putting it together (sanding Fest!) but to be honest once done, it’s a nice model to look at and I think I will have some fun painting and weathering this beast.
I used Tamiya J.A. Green as a base color, with a mix of Yellow Green, J.A. Green and Buff for the highlights. My choice of colours was influenced by some posts on the blog of an amazing modeller named Vladimir Adamec (take a look at his work!).
Since I don’t want to spend anymore money on such a poor kit, I will keep the vinyl tracks. I plan to create some sag with the use of metal pins (like I did on my KV-2 model) and hide the imperfections with mud. Lots of mud.
Enjoy the pics!
ISU-152, Zvezda, 1/35 base color (with oil paint filter), front view
ISU-152, Zvezda, 1/35 base color (with oil paint filter), side view
ISU-152, Zvezda, 1/35 base color (with oil paint filter), rear view
I started playing Zombicide with friends about a year ago. It’s a really fun coop “board game”, with superb zombie miniatures. The temptation to paint them was too great (they’re zombie after all!), so here are the pics!
They are all painted “table top quality” level, with my standard routine:
- primer (Army Painter Necrotic Flesh) – here, the primer will also be the base flesh tone.
- various acrylic colours to simply block areas, no shading at all…
- a wash (Army Painter QuickShade Dark Tone).
- a matt varnish (Testor DullCote).
- When dried, I paint the small details (eyes, teeth, blood) and the base.
Voilà! They look very nice on the gaming board!
This is Phil. He’s not happy…
Runners! I painted all runner bases with a yellow stripes pattern: They are super easy to spot during the game!
Boomers! … ah, no: Fatties! These were the easiest to paint: large, single color areas, few details…
The Horde! The challenge was to have some variety in colours.
…is it me or they are getting closer?…
It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog, but fear not: I’m back! And with a big smile too, because my &*#@$ Brummbar is finally done! I had so much trouble with the painting of this bad boy… But now it is time to relax, and enjoy the pics!