Post by scratchmod on Jun 15, 2013 14:28:36 GMT -5
Knocked out KV-I tank
KV-I kit number #358
And so it begins. I am starting with kit #358 and it's basically a straight forward knocked out KV. The KV was hit in the rear lower plate with one round penetrating the armor and basically destroying the trans/transfer case located in the rear of the tank. The tank will have some sections of the fenders missing, and the lower section of track removed. The removal of the lower section of tracks is often seen in reference images of knocked out KV tanks on the sides of roads. This allowed the tank to be 'wheeled' off the road to allow traffic to flow past it. I have a series of ref images showing one such tank on a dirt road with tracks still on. Then images of the same KV with the lower sections removed and the KV off to the side of the road half way in a ditch.
ok on with the actual build. I started to apply some pre-dirt using squadron putty and textured with an old tooth brush. This is a starting point for later in the weathering stage when pigments will be applied to replicate earth, dirt and dust. After about 11/2 hours of removing and cleaning parts, here is where she stands. The sprockets and wheels are completed as well but not in the pic. Another hour and the model should be done....I hope.
Stay tuned for more
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2013 17:00:00 GMT -5 by scratchmod
I apologize to all the members who may have tried to post a comment here in the wreck fest. Seems I forgot to check off the box so members and staff can post comments. I've made the change and again, sorry if you had problems in trying to post here.
Have to agree Bones. If I can get my hands on the new jsu152 with partial int/gun I'll do an interior for that big turret. Plenty of totally blown apart KV II ref pics out there, plus line drawing so it's just the gun and it's mount I need
I am not familiar with any photo's showing a whole lot on the interior of the KV2 turret, when Neil Stokes was writing his book on the KV series vehicles I chased down a number of photo's for him and he told me that the interior of the KV2 was the "Holy Grail" for scale model builders and Iv not seen anything to change that up to now. The below picture is the only one I have been able to find showing much and it is the bottom of the gun you are looking for.
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2013 19:09:46 GMT -5 by Teabone
Post by scratchmod on Jun 21, 2013 13:57:00 GMT -5
Since I had the AB out and primed Thor, I decided to slap some primer on this one. I used some green toned Vallejo primer, including the 4BO color. Will let this dry/cure before adding some base Green color.