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ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:13 AM UTC
Colin Key shares some pictures of his KV-85 in need of a wash.


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Thanks!
urumomo
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 01:35 AM UTC
Love It !
urumomo
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
the gun barrel has rifling ?
obg153
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 04:21 AM UTC
Pretty mean-looking beast! Nice, grubby effects. I'm not real familiar with this KV, so I have 2 questions(not critiques),, 1) Are the tracks really that slack?,, and 2) what are those "wrinkles" on the surface on the rear of the turret??
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 04:46 AM UTC
Thanks guys! yes, the plastic barrel does have rifling, and the tracks on most KV hulled vehicles were quite slack although this does seem a bit extreme. I did use the recommended number of links per side. They were a royal PITA, the pins keep breaking. As far as the wrinkles go, as far as I know they are just casting flaws, you can see them clearly in walkaround photos of the actual tank that Bronco used as a reference.

Cheers,
cheswickthecat
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:15 AM UTC
Super job on the weathering and finish, Colin! Looks like a good kit to add to the stash.
Terry
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 01:17 PM UTC
You will often come across KV tank images with very slack tracks but they should of course not be like that when correctly maintained.
PzDave
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 03:13 PM UTC
I have a 1/30th scale version of this tank from a Soviet model company made in the 1980's. The detail is horrible. More work was put into the design of the batteries and gearbox to make it run than anything else. I have had it since that time when brought out of Russia by my friend who was posted there by the US Govt. I am building it as a memorial build. There are no after market parts for my kit!!. I am not making up for any flaws in the kit. Just a basic built and a decent paint job.It is a joy to see your version and it looks great! Well done sir.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 06:00 PM UTC
nice job !
eoin666
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 05:44 PM UTC
Nice work Colin, but the tracks look way too loose, any attempted turn would throw a track. I used the same bronco tracks on a kit bashed KV-85 I did and thought they were excellent, just trial fit as to the number of links.
From most KV pic's your drive sprockets look a bit low or maybe the swing arms are a bit high (collapsed suspension), perhaps that is why the tracks are loose
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:00 PM UTC
A real dirty rotten scoundrel, that one!!
ColinEdm
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 11:24 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments all, Eoin you may be right, the suspension is supposed to be workable, I may just glue it in a not so collapsed position.