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KV campaign pt.2
IronOwl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 04:37 PM UTC
am going with the KV-1B wife surprised me with the kit today. its the Tamiya kit. don't know if its gonna be oob or try my hand at some pe and am stuff with it


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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 04:21 AM UTC

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am going with the KV-1B wife surprised me with the kit today. its the Tamiya kit. don't know if its gonna be oob or try my hand at some pe and am stuff with it


Sascha(ironowl)



Hi Sascha,
nice one. Now you can spend loads on AM stuff as you have saved the price of the kit. Hope your wife doesn't see this



Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 04:29 AM UTC
Count me in with su-152
1721Lancers
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 04:56 AM UTC
Welcome Scott, are you going Trumpeter or Bronco ?

I have just built the Trumpeter kit and it's great, easy fast build with only a couple of fit issues that are easily remedied.





Paul
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 01:13 AM UTC
would be in, but eeed a kit first,
I neither an expert on russian armor, nor do I want to become one , so can you recommend Trumpeters KV "Big Turret" (#00311)?
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 01:24 AM UTC

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would be in, but eeed a kit first,
I neither an expert on russian armor, nor do I want to become one , so can you recommend Trumpeters KV "Big Turret" (#00311)?


That's a good kit. I'm finishing one long time WIP kit for Stalin's armor campaign. Either straigh from box or correcting some minor issues listed on Neil Stoke's great website, it's easy build.
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 01:51 AM UTC
Another KV campaign? Oohh..., so attempting because of subject and that I have many KV kits on stash. Timeperiod is just so and so because I have many campaigns going on at same time. I'll have to see how I progress with other campaigns and maybe enlist later..
andyman
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi all,
I in, I have a KV-1 model 1942 tank by Trumpeter.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 02:56 AM UTC

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That's a good kit. I'm finishing one long time WIP kit for Stalin's armor campaign. Either straigh from box or correcting some minor issues listed on Neil Stoke's great website, it's easy build.



Thanks for the info, and special thanks for the hint with the site, would wish to have such reference for some more tanks
1721Lancers
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 03:45 AM UTC
A warm welcome to Fabian, Kimmo and Andy into the Kollective Volunteers campaign .

Andy a nice choice there, easy fast builds those Trumpeter kits

Fabian you do not need to be an expert on russian armour, you can get all the info you need here, with some help from the other campaigners. Also you could just make the KV 2 into a Wehrmacht version . Check the "waste not want not, Unter falscher Flagge campaign" there are one or two being built there also.

Kimmo this is the "KV tank Campaign" the others are the "Trumpeter", "Stalins Armour" and the "waste not want not" campaign. None of which should be taken as KV only campaigns, although a lot are being built there . These are just wider spread showing other vehicles also .

Jeff and Greg no offense meant here guys and I sure don't want to steal possible builds from your campaigns




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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 04:32 AM UTC
You can absolutely count me in! I may build two or three! My favorite tank!
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 04:44 AM UTC
I will have to think about what version or versions to do. I have a nice stack of trumpeter kits to pick from, and an equally nice selection of aftermarket goodies to go with them. And who knows, those Trumpy guys may come out with something new between now & the start.
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 04:45 AM UTC
And another one in "the KV campaign", welcome Greg.
Maybe you could help Fabian with some decision making



Paul
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 05:54 AM UTC

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Fabian you do not need to be an expert on russian armour, you can get all the info you need here, with some help from the other campaigners. Also you could just make the KV 2 into a Wehrmacht version . Check the "waste not want not, Unter falscher Flagge campaign" there are one or two being built there also.


Well, I was thinking of doing something different, an other color in between all the panzergau and dunkelgelb
And... I got this figure kit in my stash:

guess what you can make out of these two kits
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC
That's the spirit Fabian, go get 'em



Paul

P.S. I haven't got a kit myself yet
IronOwl
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 10:19 AM UTC
I just ordered the detail set for the KV-1B. I have ruined much PE and AM stuff in the past but am going to give it another go as an after thought can anyone recommend any tools for use with PE to help with the bending ? that seems to be where I destroy most of it.

Sascha(Ironowl)
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 05:48 AM UTC
Sascha there are loads of folding and bending tools out there,
but I have no idea what the best is. I always try to avoid etch as I hate the stuff.

O.k. you volunteers, here's a test shot of a possible award:

large scale:
KV 2 Tank with the Kirov Plant embleme



and the same again but downsized:



Let me know what you think, and if anyone has an any other ideas then lets see them
The banner is still to be made, if someone wants to do one then go for it



Paul
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 07:51 AM UTC
Paul looks like a great ribbon to me it's got my vote
I don't remember what the last KV Campaign ribbon looked like but I know I got 1
Oh there it is 2nd from left in the bottom row
1721Lancers
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 03:43 AM UTC
Sal, thanks my friend I have just realised that this has to be Part 2 . I don't know why I didn't realise this as Kimmo
mentioned it earlier in the thread.
@ Kimmo next time please tell me straight that I have screwed up , I'll take no offense whatsoever

So here's the award again but now called Pt. 2



shrunk:



Let me know what you all think, and the banner still has to be which is open to all. That is if anyone feels like making one



Paul
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 04:43 AM UTC

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Sal, thanks my friend I have just realised that this has to be Part 2 . I don't know why I didn't realise this as Kimmo
mentioned it earlier in the thread.
@ Kimmo next time please tell me straight that I have screwed up , I'll take no offense whatsoever

So here's the award again but now called Pt. 2



shrunk:



Let me know what you all think, and the banner still has to be which is open to all. That is if anyone feels like making one



Paul


Don't worry, Paul. No offense what so ever..
That's great ribbon, even when downsized. It will get my vote.
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 01:00 AM UTC
Hey folks not much action here as of late and I know we still have some time to go before kick off but I thought I would just let everyone know that my Trumpeter KV-85 arrived safely yesterday and althought it will be ready to go at kick off I most likely won't be caught up
My question is to you KV experts is was this tank that boarding green to or were any of these wear a camo pattern
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 01:32 AM UTC
oh right.... im in here too
Were strating March 1st, and Im starting holydays on march 1st, too.... how cool is that

Did some research on th topic and found my reference pic:


25.7.41, near Rasyenya
This is KV stopped the 6 PD. for two days, destroying several AT guns and trucks, until it was heavily dammaged and finaly destroyed by engineers, AT guns and tanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 02:47 AM UTC

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Hey folks not much action here as of late and I know we still have some time to go before kick off but I thought I would just let everyone know that my Trumpeter KV-85 arrived safely yesterday and althought it will be ready to go at kick off I most likely won't be caught up
My question is to you KV experts is was this tank that boarding green to or were any of these wear a camo pattern


Hi Sal.
After quick googleing, I didn't found any photo, that would show any camo pattern than plain, boring green.. But it wouldn't harm anyone, if you paint it into camo?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 05:41 AM UTC

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Hi Sal.
After quick googleing, I didn't found any photo, that would show any camo pattern than plain, boring green.. But it wouldn't harm anyone, if you paint it into camo?


Hey Kimmo thanks for the help
I found this KV-85 with white wall highlights

I did a T-34 with the white highlights and enjoyed it so may do this
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:46 PM UTC

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This is KV stopped the 6 PD. for two days, destroying several AT guns and trucks, until it was heavily dammaged and finaly destroyed by engineers, AT guns and tanks.



nothing like a bit of "overkill"

Cool choices you and Sal have made, I will be looking forward to seeing them both




Paul