Painting and Weathering
I chose to use the green, tan and black scheme often seen in in Military parades. I used a base coat of Tamiya XF-58 Olive Green followed by Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow and XF-1 Flat Black.
I applied Pledge Future, decals and then another coat of Future in preparation for weathering. Unfortunately the version of Future available in Australia has (at least to my experiences) problems airbrushing well and can end up beading on the surface unless applying a heavier coat than I'm comfortable with as it quickly starts to obscure fine detail. After the Future I applied a wash which highlighted issues with the previous clear coat so I removed the Future using Windex and without having any other protective clear coats on hand at the at the time (and the nearest model store 350km away) I decided to leave it unweathered as most pictures of T-80BV's in this scheme are parade clean anyway.