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

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

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThis is Soviet tank JS-2 Stalin released from Tamiya recently. However, I can’t say that it is a suitable price to buy with child’s pocket money, the price is 4,200 yen.
(2008/12/09)

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe plastic jig was included to fix six trank rollers side by side neatly.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI 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)

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe impression is powerful that the body was the origin of the KV tank series and matched with the big turret.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI 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 a rough surface.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI made the clear headlight parts to cut down a clear plastic runner.
(2008/12/20)

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING RUSSIAN TANK CREWI adjusted these two figures to the turret. Their heads were changed to resin parts.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGAlways I used metal wire for traction rope. In Tamiya kit, it’s Nylon rope.
(2008/12/20)

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGBasic painting completed. I mixed dark green and olive drab to match with the Russian tank.
(2008/12/29)

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGTo 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 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt 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.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO43 caliber 122 mm tank gun had immeasurable firepower. 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.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI 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.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI expressed a white cross on the turret and the white belt on the side in a tricky curve as seen longhand.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO RUSSIAN TANK CREWTwo Russian tank crew. I think that I finished it a very good painting.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO RUSSIAN TANK CREWThe person in the right is a higher rank, though I cannot say that the shoulder strap is accurate.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAfter split-up the numbering decals, transparent blank had been removed.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe reserve fuel tank and saw are the characteristic items for Russian AFV.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI did the washing and made dirty with the pastel on the trank roller and the caterpillar.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThere are molding lines as the weld marks on a reserve tank.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMarking 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.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe photo that moves the turret to the left.

JS-2 STALIN TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI glared at the caterpillar to amplify the villainy of the heavy tank. I suppose the powerful atmosphere increased.
(2009/01/18)

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