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Tamiya, 1/48 scale

by Pat Johnston

Tamiya's 1/48 scale T-34 is available online from Mission Models


Here is Tamiya's 1/48 scale T-34 built with the following changes and additions:

  • Engine vent screen scratch-built using styrene & aluminum mesh

  • All handles & tie-downs replaced with brass wire.

  • MV lens added to headlamp



  • Fenders thinned from inside with Dremel & dented

  • Turret welds enhanced with heated Xacto #11 blade.

  • Brass wire antenna

Painting and Markings

Painting and markings details are as follows:

  • Base coat: Tamiya XF 65 Field Grey

  • Liquid mask applied to worn edges oversprayed with Tamiya XF 65 with Yellow & Buff added to "fade" base colour

  • All washes done with Winsor & Newton oils



  • Bare metal - graphite powder applied with finger

  • Small paint chips applied w/ oil paint using #10/0 brush

  • Kit decals

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Model, Images and Text by Pat Johnston
Page Created 06 August, 2006
Page Last Updated 06 August, 2006