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Soviet KV-1S Heavy Tank

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Stage nine is where you make the fuel tanks and the missed oil tank before adding them to the fenders, this is a straight forward task as long as you opened the slots in the earlier stage in position five. The front fender brackets are also applied now just remember to sand the sides for ease of fitment. The last parts to add at this part of stage nine are the tensioning hooks for the tow ropes and the last of the side grab rails on the hull. The stage is finished and for that matter the build of the model by adding the turret to the hull and adding the tow ropes and towing eyes to the front of the vehicle.

Build complete or is it? You still need to add the spare tracks to areas 5 and 6 which is usually two links on each of the two stations, as I said before these are in the box as are the clamps for them and which will be added after painting. The other item you need to source is the long rectangular box which I again robbed from 00358, as you may not have that model or another Trumpeter KV with the box in it I have included some pictures of the box as you may wish to attempt to scratch build it.

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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