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Old 11-19-2007, 01:37 PM
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1/35 Trumpeter KV-1 model 1942 'Simplified Turret'

Greetings all,

Back from a stint of aircraft modelling, and thought I would share this project with you. I apologize first off by not giving in progress pics, but the project has moved along so quickly, I didn't even get a chance to take pics. The build began at a build night for the local armor modeller's club, and everything but the tracks was completed over the course of two build night sessions. Track runs were completed last night.

This is a box-stock build. No aftermarket allowed. My only deviation from the instructions was to add the leftover track links as extra armor on the front of the hull. I realize this may not be accurate, but I'm willing to overlook it.

Fenders have not been glued in place yet. I'll wait until the lower hull and running gear is painted before doing that. I'll also wait for the running gear to be installed before adding the two sprocket mud wipes on the drive sprockets.

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Old 11-19-2007, 02:38 PM
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:28 PM
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Very well done...I just can say: a clean assembly!

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Nice and clean work Kevin . Bring on the paint, any thoughts on the paint scheme yet?

How are the tracks. Lots of pinmarks to be sanded or filled?

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Old 11-20-2007, 06:54 PM
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Thanks Rick, Luiz, and Erik.

Erik, the kit comes with both one piece vinyl, and link/length styrene. The detail on the rubberband tracks is quite good, but I don't care for working with them. The styrene tracks are very good. Certainly not worthwhile doubling the cost of the kit by adding Friuls. My opinion only of course. There are some pin marks, but nothing serious. They're all raised and easily accessible, so a quick swipe with my sanding sponges gets rid of them quite easily.

As for scheme, it will be vehicle on the box art......"Ruthless"

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Nice, clean build Kevin.

I can smelll the paint already...

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Nice clean build Kevin.

I'm starting to get into some of the russian armor now. It can be quite fun.

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