Black has been applied to edges and crevice areas. When the base colour is applied over all the black will add depth and interest to it.
I first removed the tracks and put them aside. The vehicle was then painted in Vallejo 73.601 grey surface primer. A second primer, Vallejo 73.602 black will be applied to corners and shadow areas. This will add depth to the base paint colours when they are applied. You can see the ubiquitous log just sitting on the fender - for Lols. More later...
The Tamiya SU-85 is a senior citizen of Tamiya's 1/35 armoured fighting vehicle line of kits. It first came out in the late 60's / early 70's (correct me if I'm wrong here) as part of their T-34 series of tanks The original iterations even included a motorization kit (thankfully long gone). Despite its age the kit holds up really well. I built this kit originally in 1977 and I'm really really impressed with how good it was/is. It's accurate and well detailed although I have had to scrounge bits and pieces from elsewhere. Technically the kit is no longer in production although if you fish around on the internet, copies are still available. I'll talk about that more when I get to the T-34/76 1943 model.