My model club recently held a theme competition, and the subject was
Middle East after 1945.This is what l came up with.
It is an IS-3M serving in the
Egyptian military, attached to the 125 Armoured Brigade during the
Six Day War in the El Kuntikulla area.
The kit was straightforward to
assemble, and is pretty much out of the box except for the tracks by
Fruilmodel and figures from Warriors.
Painting was a challenge and l
wanted the tank to look as though its seen a bit of field time.
l started by painting the entire kit in dark green, then spraying
desert sand mixed with a little buff over the top of this in a
patchy uneven way. l then applied the decals on the side of the
turret and then sprayed a very diluted mix of Buff over the top of
the entire kit.
Next l began to apply the chipped
paint by using a fine brush and dark green, and dabbing and stroking
the paint in different directions over the desired areas until l had
the overall finish you see now.
l then sprayed another mix of
diluted Buff with a little Desert Sand and Flat Clear over the whole
kit to really flatten it down, and voila - the lS is
The figures from Warriors were
excellent to put together and paint, and l think really give this
beast some life and scale.
l really enjoyed this project and
hope you enjoy looking at it.
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