I still find the level of co-operation between the British, Septics and Russians quite amazing. Special Ops teams whose sole purpose was to infiltrate German lines and take out the mobile workshops in the rear echelon that maintained German armour.......That's the only view of a T 64 I wanted to see.
As far as weathering goes, I agree about it being overdone. If a real vehicle was as paint chipped and rusty as some modellers insist on, the RSM would throw a track.
Modellers do it to modern stuff as well. Its daft