I made it from March to July 2008.
I’ll make the KV-2 tank captured by the German army.
I could easily assemble it because there was not so many parts like German tanks.
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.
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, I also easily gave the coating. German army equipped with a shell rack, a spare jerrican, and the additional rack.
Ｉ made the pistol port by myself. And spare caterpillar was also attached on the turret side like Tiger II.
An original hatch was made an open state.
Base paint of dark yellow.
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.
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.
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…..
I made this Russian captured KV-2 tank.
Whether it had really existed, I had given Zimmerit Coating which was German tanks characteristic point.
Painting was made two color camouflage of dark yellow and dark green which I referred from the Kursk battle’s Ferdinand.
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.
Ｉ had painted the intake vent net in the black, after that it was dry brushed with silver.
The figure is from tank soldier rest set of Tamiya.
It was difficult to make the wrinkles of the sleeve from the epoxy putty. There was too much wrinkles, I suppose.
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.
The total height is about 3.3m and it’s more than the floor of two story house.
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.