I've been in a mood to play with oils, so I needed another canvas. What you see here is a Trenchworx T-28 soviet tank from WW2. These guys were used in the early part of the war and were basically land battleships. This thing is bristling with machine guns. The model is really nice, but it has some remnants of its 3D printed past in the form of stepping lines. Those lines will wreck my use of oils, enamels, and washes, so they must be dealt with. The first step in removing them is putting on a very solid base coat. Normally I let the black shade some of the model. I couldn't do that here, because to remove the stepping lines I have to spray a heavy coat of gloss varnish. Varnish has the tendency to crack the layer of paint underneath it, so I needed that base layer to be extra durable. After two sprays of varnish, the self leveling properties of the lacquer showed good results. The tank is smooth. Now it is ready for transfers........in 8 hours after the lacquer cures. After that I will spray on some chipping medium and spray on some white designs.
Why this sudden interest in green? I am starting a new 40k/30k project, and wanted to practice blending purples into green. So what am I painting? :)