Finally got around to getting my own SU100s done and dusted, so Ben can finally get his back (Strictly speaking they were SU85Ms but no-one knew).
I did have these painted up a while ago, but didn't get around to painting the commander for ages. As I have started my DShK on Trucks project I painted a commander plus a replacement Rota Razvedki rider that went missing.
One thing I've noticed is that I'm so much faster at this style of painting now. The biggest change I've made since I started painting Russian tanks, is using Ammo by Mig's range of paints. They are beautiful, go on so smooth and means that the time I used to spend mixing and thinning and mess creating is re-claimed. That's a huge saving.
Now I know how the enamel filters and washes behave, I'm a lot more efficient at working with them and finally I hardly put any time into the tracks now, as I end up smothering on mud and stuff.
I'm quite fortunate that the green plus filter is an exact match for my T34s, which I painted with Tamiya paints. In fact last game, I was really struggling to tell them apart, an issue I need to address with leaves and branches.
In game the SU100 brings fear and can be used to dictate your opponents movements. I've found tanks try to hide from them as best they can, so to optimise this I find its best to intermingle them with a company of T34s. On their own they are vulnerable and very easy to negate. Smoke, assaulting infantry and side shots will nullify this incredibly expensive unit, so spread them out and support them. Personally I don't like Cat Killer, I'd take volley fire any day. That's not to say that there haven't been times it's proved useful, but I tend to ignore it and if I happen to be firing at over 16", then it's a brucey bonus, but I don't play to it.
Anyway, hope you like them.