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!