Trumpeter KV-2 "Big Turret" 1/35

matooo

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So my KV-2 arrived quite fast from China to Croatia. Time to start this project nice and easy. The box is big and here are some photos of the box content. The detail on the parts is excellent.
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Matija,
You'll enjoy this, the parts go together well, and it's impressive when finished. The link and length tracks look much better, with their built in 'sag', and are easier to paint than the vinyl parts.
You might already be aware of this site 4BO Green
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but it can be a useful reference to Soviet WWII tanks
Dave
 

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Matija,
You'll enjoy this, the parts go together well, and it's impressive when finished. The link and length tracks look much better, with their built in 'sag', and are easier to paint than the vinyl parts.
You might already be aware of this site 4BO Green
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but it can be a useful reference to Soviet WWII tanks
Dave
Thanks for the link and tip!
 

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Nice kit. :smiling3:

When I built it I used this mix of Tamiya paints for the 4BO.

06 parts XF-61 Dark Green + 02 parts XF-49 Khaki + 02 parts XF-58 Olive Green.
 

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Nice kit. :smiling3:

When I built it I used this mix of Tamiya paints for the 4BO.

06 parts XF-61 Dark Green + 02 parts XF-49 Khaki + 02 parts XF-58 Olive Green.
I will write that down for later, thanks. Do you have an advice for the barrel?
 

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Hi Matija,

I had to go and look up my old thread as I couldn't remember. As it turns out I used a metal barrel from RB models.

Cheers,

Bob
 

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I built this kit soon after it came out, and didn’t see anything wrong with the kit barrel. Just take care to get rid of the seam, as usual :smiling3:
 

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Matija.
Looking fwd to this, one of my favorite tanks. I did one some time ago and used as Dave has said the link and length tracks.
John .
 

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Thanks for sharing Matija. Looking forward to seeing how this goes together. I will sit with JR and listen to his words of wisdom an all things Russian. Good luck:thumb2::thumb2:
 

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I will be following this build closely as I have an 87 scale version in the stash.
Cheers, Rick. H.
 

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So this has been done for now. I will be applying filler on a few gaps tomorrow and then sand it down. The kit is awesome. So many details on it and the best are yet to come. It feels so great to build models again. I just made a little boy inside of me very happy
 

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Matija,
The Trumpeter KV-1s are just as good! Simple builds, with well fitting parts. I've got the Trumpeter SU-152 in my stash, same running gear - I am tempted to go and dig it out........
Dave
 

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Matija,
The Trumpeter KV-1s are just as good! Simple builds, with well fitting parts. I've got the Trumpeter SU-152 in my stash, same running gear - I am tempted to go and dig it out........
Dave
I wanted to get the ISU-152
 
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Some photos on daylight. This thing is coming along very good. Parts are awesome, the fit is also great. Did a quick test fit of the turret and this thing is huge.
 

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