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KV-1 Model 1941
England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 01, 2001
KitMaker: 1,998 posts
ModelGeek: 147 posts
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 01:25 AM UTC

Bill Gormley shares with us the finished pictures of his KV-1 Model 1941 build

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Connecticut, United States
Joined: June 18, 2003
KitMaker: 1,020 posts
ModelGeek: 85 posts
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 05:28 AM UTC
Very nice work. Weathering is well done -no too much, not too little. Enough to make it look like it been in use.

What's the manufacturer of the kit?
California, United States
Joined: August 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,501 posts
ModelGeek: 10 posts
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 10:04 AM UTC

Excellent build! On your tracks I like the weathering, wear, color and sag. I know very little about these vehicles except that they gave the Germans something to think about when they first appeared on the battlefield and couldnít knock them out without having to be up close with the tanks that they were using against them at that time.

For a single monotone color scheme youíve done a terrific job on bringing life and interest throughout the vehicle. Good choice on the chains as they do look the part. On these vehicles I donít know if the tracks would have loosened up so quickly in the field but again they were a rather heavy tank. Other than that I must agree with ĎAurora-7í that it looks as though the vehicle has not been in service for very long. The mud and dirt build up on the inside lower hull looks very convincing as does the heavily worn and chipped paint on the road wheel running surfaces. Sooner or later Iím going to have to build me one of these.

Thanks for the inspiration . . .
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 06, 2006
KitMaker: 129 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 04:12 PM UTC
Awesome job