1⁄35Soviet KV-1S Heavy Tank
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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