SOVIET HEAVY TANK KV-2 GERMAN CAPTURED TYPE TRUMPETER 1/35

I made it from March to July 2008.

Box package of German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

I’ll make the KV-2 tank captured by the German army.
(2008/03/30)

Caterpillar of KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

I could easily assemble it because there was not so many parts like German tanks.
(2008/04/12)

Zimmerit Coating roller, German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

I’m now crazy about the Zimmerit Coating roller. I imagine this captured KV-2 was remodeled and given the coating around the autumn of 1943. There might have been a vehicle that had survived tenaciously in the north or Yugoslavia or Norway that the region which the battle front line did not drastically move so much.

Zimmerit Coating with epoxy putty, German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

It is tricky atmosphere. I can’t say whether it is Germany or the Soviet Union. But it looks very strong.

The back of the turret, German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

The back of the turret, I also easily gave the coating. German army equipped with a shell rack, a spare jerrican, and the additional rack.

pistol port on the side of the turret and spare caterpillar

I made the pistol port by myself. And spare caterpillar was also attached on the turret side like Tiger II.

Before painting, German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

An original hatch was made an open state.
(2008/04/20)

Base paint of dark yellow, German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

Base paint of dark yellow.
(2008/05/17)

Ferdinand’s camouflage painting of Kursk battle, the 654th heavy tank destroyer battalion.

It is fiction, of course, I painted like this to refer Ferdinand’s camouflage painting of Kursk battle, the 654th heavy tank destroyer battalion. It is self confidence, but this camouflage painting is good looking and matched with big turret and body as Ferdinand.
(2008/05/18)

German tank crew Tamiya 1/35 on the KV-2 big turret

The tank commander and his assistant at the hatch of KV-2. It seems to take aboard on U boat since the turret is fairly at high position.
(2008/05/25)

German tank crew Tamiya on the KV-2 big turret

I tested the method of making the arm by the woody putty which was introduced in Armor Modeling Magazine. I noticed that I forgot to remove the parting line of the officer’s hand…..
(2008/05/25)

German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35 build and painting to finish

I made this Russian captured KV-2 tank.

Front face of German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35 build and painting to finish

Whether it had really existed, I had given Zimmerit Coating which was German tanks characteristic point.

side of the turret, German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35 build and painting to finish

Painting was made two color camouflage of dark yellow and dark green which I referred from the Kursk battle’s Ferdinand.

spare shell rack on the back of the body, German KV-2

Since KV-2 was able to store only 36 shells in the car, they might have applied the spare shell rack on the back of the body. I painted the jerrican as the accent in gray since there were a lot of dark yellow parts on this body.

intake vent of German KV-2

I had painted the intake vent net in the black, after that it was dry brushed with silver.

German tank crew on KV-2

The figure is from tank soldier rest set of Tamiya.

German tank crew on KV-2

It was difficult to make the wrinkles of the sleeve from the epoxy putty. There was too much wrinkles, I suppose.

German KV-2

Since the crew turned around this huge turret by hand power, it must be hard work and it’s tired very much. A German army might not have been able to remodel to an automatic turn system.

Completed work of German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

The total height is about 3.3m and it’s more than the floor of two story house.

German captured KV-2 Trumpeter 1/35

It is easily assembled, not so many parts in the Trumpeter’s KV series, I can recommend this model to all AFV fans. It’s good practice for me to coat a big area this time.
(2008/07/12)

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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