SOVIET HEAVY TANK JS-2 STALIN MODEL 1944 CHKZ TAMIYA 1/35

It is a JS-2 heavy tank built which was impulse buying in ancient times. I built it  in January 2009.

Box package of JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ Tamiya 1/35

This is Soviet tank JS-2 Stalin released from Tamiya recently. However, I can’t say that it is suitable price to buy with child’s pocket money, the price is 4,200 yen.
(2008/12/09)

Plastic jig was included to fix six trank rollers, JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ

Plastic jig was included to fix six trank rollers side by side neatly.

You can choose both of the rubber belt caterpillar and plastic caterpillar, JS-2 Tamiya

I used the none movable plastic parts caterpillar. You can choose both of the rubber belt caterpillar and plastic caterpillar as you want. Tamiya prepares the plastic jig to set up the loosening shape in this process. How kind it is!
(2008/12/12)

impression is powerful, origin of KV tank, JS-2

The impression is powerful that the body was origin of KV tank series and matched with the big turret.

casting part surface was rough, JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ Tamiya 1/35

I referred the article on the JS-2 detail up in the back number of the armor modeling magazine. The casting part surface was rough, it’s good effect to paste the putty and making rough surface.

I made the clear headlight

I made the clear headlight parts to cut down clear plastic runner.
(2008/12/20)

Russian tank crew Tamiya 1/35

I adjusted these two figures to the turret. Their heads were changed to resin parts.

In Tamiya kit, it's Nylon rope

Always I used metal wire for traction rope. In Tamiya kit, it’s Nylon rope.
(2008/12/20)

mixed dark green and olive drab, JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ Tamiya 1/35

Basic painting completed. I mixed dark green and olive drab to match with the Russian tank.
(2008/12/29)

white 8mm line on the turret side, JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ Tamiya 1/35

To draw the white 8mm line on the turret side, I pasted the masking tapes as this photo. I cut the blank part of the numbering decal as much as I can, to prevented decal silvering.
(2009/01/10)

JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

At last, JS-2 was completed. JS-2 is German wording, in case Russian wording, it’s IS-2. Since Joseph Stalin (Iossif Stalin) is initial, it might be called a Stalin heavy tank.

43 caliber 122 mm tank gun, JS-2 Stalin

43 caliber 122 mm tank gun had immeasurable fire power. It was possible to penetrate from the range distance 1,000m through a front armor of the Tiger heavy tank. The tank soldier was killed and injured in case of cracked armor, and scattered the inner wall, even if it was not possible to penetrate. The survival rate of JS-2 is improved as the armor of JS-2 is 120 mm.

weathering paint of JS-2

I dropped the weathering a little, at first I did too much dirty paint and repainting. It is necessary to care the balance of the weathering in the front, back, left and right.

rear view of JS-2 Tamiya

I expressed a white cross on the turret and the white belt on the side in a tricky curve as seen longhand.

tank crew very good painting with oil finish

Two Russian tank crew. I think that I finished it very good painting.

Russian tank crew on tha turret JS-2

The person in the right is a higher rank, though I cannot say that the shoulder strap is accurate.

Pasted number decals on the front armor

After split-up the numbering decals, transparent blank had been removed.

Side is a bear marking on the turret of JS-2

The reserve fuel tank and saw is the characteristic items for Russian AFV.

washing and made dirty with the pastel on the trank roller and the caterpillar

I did washing and made dirty with the pastel on the trank roller and the caterpillar.

molding lines as the weld marks on a reserve tank

There are molding lines as the weld marks on a reserve tank.

7th Independent Guards Heavy Tank Brigade in April 1945, Berlin, JS-2

Marking of this vehicle is 7th Independent Guards Heavy Tank Brigade in April 1945, Berlin. Soviet army tank forces basic pattern is brigade organizations and the tanks in 60-70 in one brigade. It’s organized of 3 battalions.

turret to the left, strong impression photo

Photo that moves turret to the left.

JS-2 Stalin 1944 ChKZ Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

I glared at the caterpillar to amplify the villainy of the heavy tank. I suppose the powerful atmosphere increased.
(2009/01/18)

Soviet Heavy Tank JS-2 Front face of Soviet Heavy Tank JS-2 Soviet Heavy Tank JS-2 Tamiya 1/35 scale Soviet Heavy Tank JS-2 Tamiya 1/35 scale with two Russian figure Soviet Heavy Tank side view Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 Rear view of Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 upper surface of the turret white cross of Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 upper surface of the turret of Russian Heavy Tank JS-2

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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