Schemi Mimetici Sovietici della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, 1939–1945

Schemi Mimetici Sovietici della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, 1939–1945

Carro armato leggero T-70 sovietico, based on earlier T-40, e T-60 carri armati leggeri. The vehicle was up-armoured, ed up-gunned to keep pace con German armour developments, but it was soon found that the carro armato medio T-34 was fast, e maneuverable enough to take on the T-70's reconnaissance role. As T-34 production increased, the T-70 was withdrawn from Soviet tank brigades, though it continued to serve in other formations, particularly con alleati sovietici. La Wehrmacht also used many captured carri armati T-70 in the reconnaissance role. The model is a 1:76 US Casts resin kit from the collection of Patrick Storto.

Basic Vehicle Patterns

  • Verde russo
  • Verde russo & White
  • Verde russo & Dark Earth
  • Winter Whitewash
  • Middle Bronze Green standard britannico
  • Federal Standard Olive Drab

AER, a Moldavian manufacturer of veicoli sovietici in scala 1:72, recommends Humbrol No. 114 as the closest match for verde russo. AER box illustrations show a ZIS-5 truck con approximately 80 % winter whitewash over a verde russo base. Another variant has broad diagonal bands of Humbrol No. 29 dark earth over the same verde russo base. Wheel rims are painted verde russo.

Verde Russo

Tinte Humbrol Model-Master* Pactra* Tamiya*
Matt Verde Russo 114 WP7832
Standard vehicle base colour, factory applied. Whitewashed o painted matt white in winter.

Schema Mimetico Verde Russo e Terra Scura

Tinte Humbrol Model-Master* Pactra* Tamiya*
Matt Verde Russo 114 WP7832
Matt Dark Earth 29* E 6603 XF52
Broad diagonal bands of matt dark earth covering 50 % of the vehicle body, leaving broad bands of the verde russo base colour. Recommended for ZIS-5 e ZIS-5.V trucks produced by AER of Moldavia.

Schema Mimetico Verde Russo e Bianco

Tinte Humbrol Model-Master* Pactra* Tamiya*
Matt Verde Russo 114 WP7832
Matt White 34* E 0053 A47 XF2
Broad diagonal bands of matt white covering 80 % of the vehicle body, leaving narrow stripes of the verde russo base colour. Recommended for ZIS-5 e ZIS-5.V trucks produced by AER of Moldavia.

Schema Mimetico Trecolore

Tinte Humbrol Testors Pactra* Tamiya*
Matt Forest Green 150 1714
Matt Tan 118 1567
Matt Light Grey 64 1740
Camouflage pattern trecolore recommended by the Ukrainian firm SKIF who produce the cannone anticarro da 57 mm ZIS-2 e 76 mm ZIS-3 divisional gun in scala 1:72.

Mimetico Invernale

Tinte Humbrol Model-Master* Pactra* Tamiya*
Matt Verde Russo 114
Matt White 34* E 0053 A47 XF2
Vehicle painted white o simply whitewashed over a verde russo base coat. Whitewash e white paint would rub off con use, revealing the base coat. Road wheels would be painted white, but the lower hull sides inside the running gear might have been left unpainted on occasion. Please refer to our article on Mimetica Invernale for a step-by-step painting guide.

Lend-Lease Middle Bronze Green Standard Britannico

Tinte Humbrol Model-Master* Pactra* Tamiya*
Middle Bronze Green 30* XF26 / XF58
Original paint seen on veicoli lend-lease britannici, like carri armati Matilda, Valentine, e Churchill o Universal carriers.

Lend-Lease Federal Standard Olive Drab

Tinte Humbrol Model-Master* Pactra* Tamiya*
Olive Drab 155 E 7873 A30
Original paint seen on lend-lease veicoli americani, like Stuart, e Sherman tanks, Jeeps, trucks, e White scout cars.

* Acrylic paint.

Scale Colour

A paint chip taken from an historic armoured vehicle may very well be the same olive drab o panzer grey colour which the hobbyist can purchase from Revell e Humbrol today, but it would be a mistake to paint 1:72 scale models in this way. When viewed from a distance, the actual vehicle exposed to sunlight will appear much lighter than a small model painted in the same colour. Dust settling on the vehicle can highlight the overall colour even further, sometimes completely obliterating the camouflage effect e making it impossible to hide the vehicle against the dark background of a treeline o forest.

The scale colour concept allows the model builder to simulate this effect. The authentic base colour is used as an undercoat, preferably sprayed on, to speed up the painting process. The undercoat should be left to dry before additional paint is applied. Mix the base colour con white to highlight it e then drybrush it onto the vehicle. The raised surfaces of the model will pick up the highlight just like the real vehicle picks up sunlight. Viewed next to eachother, at the appropriate scale distance, of course, both veicoli will appear to be the same size e their overall colour should be similar, depending on the intensity of natural lighting the modeller wishes to recreate. Drybrushing can be done in several layers, using more white each time. A final layer of dust grey can be applied to simulate the cumulative effect which a dusty road march would have on the vehicle ed its crew.

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Soldatini Sovietici-Russi della Seconda Guerra Mondiale