Post by maschinenkrueger on Oct 14, 2019 15:09:04 GMT -5
Another week and time to start another project. :lol: This one is going to be longer term so I may actually finish some things before parts get glued.
The KV-2 was used as a test bed in March 1941 for a modified 107mm divisional gun. Tests were passed in June 1941 but the project was cancelled and the guns scrapped because the intended heavy tanks KV-4, KV-5 etc. never materialized.
There are only a handful of images of this test set up:
Post by maschinenkrueger on Oct 14, 2019 15:09:20 GMT -5
I have designed the parts in 3D CAD. The shapes are pretty straight forward and it didn't take me too long to get the shapes defined. I learned my lesson from last time and am waiting on the Aber barrel before I finalize the CAD.
I just love the length of this gun on the KV2 turret.
I'm not sure what to do about the welded alignment pins. The real detail is very subtle and will be a challenge to recreate by CAD or with epoxy putty.
Exploded view. Will use 1.6mm MasterClub resin bolts.
A cross section. I'm not concerned about gun elevation nor interior details so I kept the design pretty basic.
I may need to design a debris shield to cover the top. That will come later.
Post by maschinenkrueger on Oct 14, 2019 15:09:57 GMT -5
The construction went pretty quick. I added a few armored applique plates to protect the turret ring. Most of these are from spares. I still need to scratch the one on the lower front. I'm awaiting the Eduard PE set and still need to order tracks.
Post by maschinenkrueger on Nov 4, 2019 15:42:16 GMT -5
Thanks. I decided to add even more brass. :lol:
I picked up a set of Voyager KV fenders for a decent price on an ebay auction. They were a little frustrating to solder all the bits but it's really the only way to bang the crap out of them without parts falling off.
That's one thing that I haven't worked with yet in regards to automotive stuff is brass....and there's plenty of places to use it. Looking forward to more progress.
There is a guy I see on FB occasionally that recreates 1/24 auto bodies with the thick aluminum foil for pie pans. I think he burnishes the foil over the kit parts. Might be worth experimenting with. [/quote]That's something I'm going to have to take a dang look at right there. Got a name or where I can find this friend of yours?