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Soviet KV-1S Heavy Tank

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Stage six starts with adding the retaining hook for the engine access panel, radio antenna mount, and extra armour on the front facial panel. The instruction then moves onto adding the fenders and their support braces. The first part of this stage is straight forward and no issues will be encountered as long as you were careful in the earlier stage when you added the towing bracket mounts. The next part is a little more involved as you will need to open up the slots for the oil tank (identical to a fuel tank) that is situated on area 5 of the fenders and all of the mounting brackets will require the faces to have a light sanding in order to make them fit, this is especially true where there are mounting plates on both sides of the bracket. As I mentioned earlier the fenders are not glued on my model as I will need them off top remove and reapply the tracks after painting. One other piece of advice is where the sprue is connected to the outer lip of the fenders cut the sprue a fair distance from the lip and then sand back or damage may occur to the part.

Stage seven is where you add the hull side armour for the turret and the grab rails on the front and rear of the hull, there are no issues to worry about here as the parts fit well just be careful when removing the grab rails from the sprue.

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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Great review, a very tempting kit. Thanks Darren.
AUG 26, 2012 - 10:55 AM
Thanks, great built too
MAY 26, 2013 - 02:17 AM
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).
MAY 26, 2013 - 12:04 PM
Forgot to add: slogan #4 from decals has an extra "K" after the word "Московский". You may want to cut it off.
MAY 26, 2013 - 12:22 PM