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    KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  Dottore on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:55 am

    Trumpeter's KV2...not a bad kit all in all...
    Was planning to do a quick OOTB build but as always happens in this case I end up unable to coexist with the model without detailing it a bit here and there...
    I ended up settling for new weld beads, Aber lifting lugs, Eduard early meshes and Friul tracks ofcourse (which also come with the drive sprockets). The aerial pot was thinned and a new antenna mount fashioned with a needle and fine wire. Barrel is from Lionroar.

    Feel free to comment!

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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:06 pm

    Kuwl Cool

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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:39 pm

    Nice Dott Very Happy
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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:58 pm

    Nice work so far Matt!

    Kinda reminds me of Wall-E for some reason Smile


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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:31 pm

    Nice work X3 Dott...Tajba Wayne ta Wall.E ... lol!

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    Post  iCocker on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:18 pm

    Nice Giant Dott! Green or White wash? Took you some time for a simple ruskie Shocked

    Wayne this tank was a nightmare to the Germans thank God it was a top heavy and had problems, one famous KV2 made a solo last stand in a middle of the road and held a German tank brigade from passing only when they brought in the 88mm AA they managed to stop it but not destroying it ... by the way captured ones were converted by the Nazis to be used on Operation Hercules, the invasion of Malta.

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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:30 pm

    iCocker wrote:Nice Giant Dott! Green or White wash? Took you some time for a simple ruskie Shocked

    Wayne this tank was a nightmare to the Germans thank God it was a top heavy and had problems, one famous KV2 made a solo last stand in a middle of the road and held a German tank brigade from passing only when they brought in the 88mm AA they managed to stop it but not destroying it ... by the way captured ones were converted by the Nazis to be used on Operation Hercules, the invasion of Malta.

    Interesting info Ivan, thanks. Seems like it could take quite a beating and still thunder on. Typical Ruskie Very Happy


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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:54 pm

    Nice!!

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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  Tancred on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:09 pm


    Prosit Doc, what a beast, keep it up cheers will it be ready for Valencia?


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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:19 pm

    Haven't seen your work for quite some time, nice going, what a neat looking model, immaculate detailing as usual.

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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  alexbb on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:09 am

    now we are talking serious modelling.
    love this beast and love the way you handled it

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:05 pm

    alex GIMLI wrote:now we are talking serious modelling.
    love this beast and love the way you handled it

    Alex you agree eh, these gems the Doc is doing gonna look nicer then the usual OD gremlings with the white star inside a circle tongue

    Finely he understood what is a REAL tank ... next he needs is to do a real panzer ...

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    Thanks guys...

    Post  Dottore on Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:38 pm

    The rear engine mesh and side air intake grills were particularly difficult to get together and the welding was tedious to say the least but I can say I am now an expert at applying welding marks hehe..

    Still havent decided whether I shall go for 4BO or winter whitewash though...
    I might even change the kit storage boxes and build some PE ones...mmmmmm

    Thanks for looking...

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:13 pm

    Although My subject is german armour, I have always considered the Soviet armour designs to be practical and sound, as the KV2 was.

    The kit is very neat, and the brass and photo edged extras work wonders. Very Happy

    I see that you have adapted white metal driver wheels. Are the track in white metal as well or the Modell Kasten plastic type? Question


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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  Ray on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:24 pm

    Dottore wrote:The rear engine mesh and side air intake grills were particularly difficult to get together and the welding was tedious to say the least but I can say I am now an expert at applying welding marks hehe..

    Still havent decided whether I shall go for 4BO or winter whitewash though...
    I might even change the kit storage boxes and build some PE ones...mmmmmm

    Thanks for looking...

    Dottore

    Bravu l-boy cheers

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    tracks...

    Post  Dottore on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:31 pm

    are friulmodel...kit gives you option of link and length plastic tracks (a portion of which is shown accompanying the short friul run) or one piece vinyl (which i dislike). Friulmodel tracks come with the metal drive sprocket which IMHO is superior to the plastic one and didn't need adapting at all...

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    new air intake grills...

    Post  Dottore on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:54 pm

    wasn't completely happy with the eduard PE air intake grills so I used a set of Aber ones instead...think they look much better now...



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    Re: KV2 Trumpeter

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:29 am

    Doc, don't know how the previous ones looked but these just ROCK Twisted Evil

    Good to see you ALL geared up I love you cheers

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