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Trumpeter Soviet KV-1S Heavy Tank
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 02:44 AM UTC
Darren Baker provides a build review/feature of the Soviet KV-1S Heavy Tank from Trumpeter.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
SgtRam
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:55 AM UTC
Great review, a very tempting kit. Thanks Darren.
acebatau
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 02:17 AM UTC
Thanks, great built too
Minsk94
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:04 PM UTC
The lifting rings on a turret are correct, judging from the instruction. But you can also see from the photos that two side ones could be an actual hooks just as the rear one. Otherwise, they only need to be "flatter"/more leveled to the roof.


The handle bars on KV-1S (just as on KV-85) could be long and wrapped around in two parts; or it could have a short left side handle; or could be one single wrap-around handle bar on the top of a turret; or it could be no handle bars at all.

P.S. On the last photo you can see the lifting hook on the back of a turret as well as no handle bars at all (seems like they were broken off).













Minsk94
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:22 PM UTC
Forgot to add: slogan #4 from decals has an extra "K" after the word "Московский". You may want to cut it off.