The KV-1 heavy tanks additional armor type. I made it from March to July 2013. Transfer of 50 articles from the old homepage has been completed. It is harder than I thought.
Although I had not much time for modeling cause the Saturday and Sunday working this weekend too, but I’m starting to assemble KV-1 Ehkranami spaced armor. I didn’t feel to paint Matilda in these days sudden returning cold weather, refrain from wide opening window and spraying paint.
If the fenders on either side remain as they are, fenders will fall and not good. Adjusting these fenders by hand and made to become parallel with a caterpillar. The caterpillar which is full of this weightiness is also one of the features of KV series.
The assembly of KV-1 was completed. A real vehicle, I surmise it became a quite heavy body that thick armoring plates were joined to the front, right and left of the body, and gun turret right and left.
In a battle, many KV heavy tanks were lost in battle, and as same as many vehicles must be abandoned by elementary operation mistakes — fall to the road shoulder and action became impossible. Probably, it is related to the degree of training of the Soviet Union army in the early stages of the Great Patriotic War.
Last time I made KV-1, without a figure. I displayed one figure side of this KV-1. He is the Soviet Union Army of a tank crew of Alpine. Although it seems the gap between the arms and body, they are buried with the quick-drying glue with high viscosity.
Although the Russian tank in the early stages of World War II seemed to be bright green, since it does not meet my image, I made a base color mixed some extent.
Mr. Color’s Russian green 1 and 2 40% each, khaki 10% and olive drab 10% and last adjustment German Gray a few drops.
This kit attached same decal sheet as I made KV-1 in March 2007. Then it is boring, in consideration, I decided the paint slogan “Moscow air science member of the association (academy?) in red handwriting. Seemingly it is a private pilot training organization and this organ donated money and this tank was made.
It is referred to my source material book “Grand Power additional volume, Camouflage and marking of the Soviet Union Army Tanks” (written in Japanese).
KV-1 Ehkranami was completed at last. This kit is one of the variations of Trumpeter’s KV series, which is added increase armor plates. I made KV-1 several years ago and finishing was changed this time, former completion work was muddy.
Additional armor plate was attached everywhere as a gun turret and lower body. Total weight is 50 tons and mobility fell remarkably. Compared to this, Pzkpfw III is about 23 tons, Pzkpfw IV is 25 tons, Panter is 45 tons. KV-1 is heavier than those tanks.
This photo is a little dark. The bolt of additional armor is large and forcible. It was difficult to defeat KV-1 with 50mm anti-tank gun amounted in Pzkpfw III and Pzkpfw IV in 1941. Since KV-1 is too heavy, it has also ruined it because the road shoulder collapsing and sideslipping.
As I indicated in the making report, this kit is KV-1 series variation and the attached decal is the same as an original KV-1 kit. Shot from the rear. I choose out from the reference book and wrote in the handwritten slogan, “Moscow air science member of the association (academy).
I thought the chipping is not indispensable. It has become unnatural. But only washing and dry brushing are unsatisfactory, it’s difficult. Since weathering work is suitably done with the feeling when making, it is different each time.
In carefully watching, there’s only one hatch on the gun turret and another one is near the driver’s seat. But KV-1’s crew total is five. We can see two hatches on the engine room, but we can’t rely on the situation of an emergency evacuation. I’m worried about it’s difficult for especially enemy’s cartridge hit.
I am sorry for Alpine! It is painted at this level. My target is a maker’s package sample work, I suppose the work is really excellent.
This paint is all of Tamiya’s enamel colors. I think whether oil painting will be good for delicate color gradation near future. But oil painting is very slow drying…
There are many kinds of rust and dirt on the tank upper surface. I presume it’s hardly done car washing during the war. Rather than it, we put the more human power into engine and tank gun maintenance.
The transparent part of a headlight is the kindest. Even if it makes on my own, not much satisfying result sometimes. This time finishing is the image of a dried Russian field, not the muddy season. In terms of results, the figure and tank both finished in satisfactory.
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.