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panzerbob01
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:58 AM UTC
@John ;

THANKS!

I'll be plugging on with that big turret guy. The PE and barrel are somewhere in some shipping-container on some mega-ship slurging along across some ocean... It's like snail mail, for sure. I'm just hoping that the bits will arrive soon, as I hope to get this monster into a local model show late JAN...

Meanwhile, I pulled out those kit link-n-length tracks and put them together last weekend... I found that they cleaned up nicely and mostly went together quite well - and boy do they look just massive! I'm actually quite impressed - Trumpy did a good job on these! What's cool about the set is that the top runs are pre-sagged - a nice feature as the real things were generally saggy and loose-looking. The kit sag is not over-done, but one can deepen the dips if desired (some of the real things looked REALLY loose...). It should be noted by KV builders that the saggy top run was always accompanied by saggy and "bowed-down" sections below the idler and sprocket (when the beast was standing still) - the kit tracks assemble those areas as pretty straight and tight-looking, and these sections should be relaxed a bit to be consistent with a saggy top run.

I'll get a wip pic up soon.

Bob
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2016 - 09:33 PM UTC
I am finally getting ready to start working on my build for this campaign. The Dragon IS-2. It looks to be a straight forward build.

More to follow soon



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 05:08 PM UTC
A little progress has been made. So far this kit looks great and goes together very well.

More to follow soon

andromeda673
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Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
Better then late then never!

Here are some progress shots, I started not too long ago, but wanted to wait until I had something of substance to post.

Like all things Zevezda, this kit has a boat load of parts, and is a very tedious build. Slow and steady on this one. I'm hoping to have this done by the deadline.














Thanks for looking!
Kanguroo
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 09:06 PM UTC
Hi,

Some my progresses:



@Houle: I also have a Zvez's T-90 like you. Waiting your work.

Regards,
K.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 09:23 AM UTC
Looks nice, mr. K. Interesting to build and weather in stages like that.

Looking forward to see more
Kanguroo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 07:37 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks nice, mr. K. Interesting to build and weather in stages like that.

Looking forward to see more



Thanks, Jesper.
I'm thinking about the base like the boxart's scene.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 09:49 PM UTC
Sounds cool, mr. K. If you got the "interaction" between the tank, figures, and snow ground work right, it will look awesome.

Looking forward to see more
David1988
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 08:06 PM UTC
Hi all!

I hope everyone's builds are going well. I am calling my KV-1 finished after adding some soot with Humbrol weathering powders - I do not think I will use them again as they are quite large particles - and fuel stains with an AK Interactive product. It took me ages of searching, trying to work out where the fuel tanks are and where the fuel would likely be spilt I could not find out for certain where fuel went during the refuelling procedure but decided the back engine deck would not be a silly place for some patches of spilt fuel.

Well without further ado, here are the pictures of the finished model, including the gallery shot








All best,

David
dcandal
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 06:14 AM UTC
Hi,

Im going to begin this campaign with this Trumpeter KV-2,

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 12:17 PM UTC
A little more progress on my build. Main construction is finished. Next is s base coat and then the main colors.

More to follow

eMan
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 06:22 AM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Takom 1/35 Soviet Heavy Tank Object 279.

dcandal
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Posted: Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 02:58 AM UTC
It look very nice that tank Lap Man
dcandal
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Posted: Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 03:36 AM UTC
Here Im going to begin with the Kv-2. Some photos,











dcandal
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
More advances on the KV-2,





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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 03:29 AM UTC
A little more progress on my IS-2. The base color is on followed by mud and some sprayed on mud.
I will try to use the pictures of the Leopard 2A6 from AKInteractive's app. There are some really good pictures of mud and how it dries, spreads on the running gear etc.

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eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 01:00 PM UTC
Object 279 progress updating.


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 02:06 PM UTC
Nice progress, Lap man.

How is the figure that is included? Is it good quality?
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM UTC
I have now finished my build for this campaign. The Dragon IS-2. A nice kit that goes together well.
I wanted to use this kit to perfect my muddy weathering skills. I am very satisfied with the results although I still have some way to go. Next time I think I should use a lighter coat for dried mud and then gradually build up the layers including the muddy paste. Well, there will soon be another tank kit to try that on

Comments welcome













littlebear573
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:22 PM UTC
Hi guys I'm thinking of a KV2 not sure witch kit to get and would like some help if possible I'm looking for a kit with separate track links was thinking of trumpeter. I was going to have a look thought the kit reviews. Some good builds going on looking forward to getting started

Dave
dcandal
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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 04:33 PM UTC
SDome photos with the advances on the KV-2,













dcandal
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 03:39 AM UTC
Today advances,









SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 01:36 AM UTC
Nice progress, Daniel.

Dave, as I recall Trumpeters kit has link and length tracks. It is a good kit and great value for money.
littlebear573
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Nice progress, Daniel.

Dave, as I recall Trumpeters kit has link and length tracks. It is a good kit and great value for money.



Thanks Jesper I was thinking of getting one there normally quite good kits
dcandal
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 06:18 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper