Tamiya 1/35 scale Soviet SU-76M Self-propelled Gun
11th Guards Self-Propelled Artillery Battalion East Prussia, 1944

I built this kit last December. I think I spent roughly a total of 40-50 hours to complete the build over a period of 3-4 weeks.

I brush paint everything. I use Tamiya acrylics thinned with Tamiya X-20 acrylic thinner. The method I use to brush paint is to apply 3, sometimes 4 thin, even coats.

As for weathering, first I use Tamiya Panel accent. On dark colored models I’ll use Black and go back over that with Deep Brown. I then follow that up with Flory model wash, which I also brush on.

As for the rust effects on the exhaust, I’ll first brush paint it black followed by sponge dabbing Tamiya Hull Red which mimics exhaust rust very well.

One detail I forgot to mention, I also use Tamiya Weatering Master Rust to highlight worn areas.

 SU-76M Self-propelled Gun


Jimmy Smallwood

Work Time 

About 40/50 hours


Tamiya Soviet SU-76M Self-propelled Gun




Static Modeling


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