Firstly though the quality of the model itself - the sculpt is pretty accurate having looked at a lot of Shilka's on the internet over the last few weeks, so that's good - not sure on the rivets, but that's not my thing. I has very little flash on the resin parts, and no mold lines either (a couple of small ones that were easily filed off) the tracks had a couple of bits which needed attention, but again nothing significant,
Having scrubbed the model and built it I started the painting process by applying a black base coat - after this I applied some Mig Ammo 'Green Khaki' as the base colour - this required about three coats to get really good coverage.
UAR force was the two colour streaking - I've found out how to improved applying this (and playing with it) since the early days with my winter Finnish - So I applied streaks to vertical surfaces with the Dark streaking grime, and then with rust streaks - I found some really useful images showing how the rust streaks might not just be vertical - I really enjoyed applying these and found that by using thinners and white spirit I could get slightly different effects on the streaks which was also pretty fun to do.
French, but I wanted it to look like those and the streaks showed it had been in wet eastern Europe prepping for world war 3 - and with a final coat of varnish it's done.
As for how it plays well that's tough to really say until I get some games under my belt it has standard soviet stats - though lower assault values, it's movement and armour are what you would expect for a support vehicle, but dedicated AA and radar make it lethal against enemy air.
hope you like and it's the Hail up next.