Sunday, 19 September 2010

Russian Heavy Metal

Just to prove that not all my tanks have black crosses on them. Indeed something to scare any German tank commander in 1941. The KV1:

Even more dangerous when they prowled in packs. As seen from a Luftwaffe Henchel 129 ground strafing plane (which explains the blur):

These are all 1/76 Fujimi models, built well over a decade ago, eventually painted in a summer green and decalled. A recent addition to the fold is:

The Trumpeter 1/72 kit is a recent acquisition put together over the summer. Exceedingly nice to make and waiting a decision on painting pattern. Lots of parts on the wheels though, so it was less haste more speed and slowly sipping my way through the build. I'll probably go with the Russian winter white-wash over faded summer green. Company for the old plastic Revell Siberians I have painted.


El Grego said...

The KVs were always one of my favorites - even the KV-2, what a beast!

Paul said...

Nice kits. Always good to have some whitewash winter kit around.

Thanos said...

Great painting mate!
Very realistic!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

The beast is to follow :0

Tim Gow said...

For the real 'heavy tank' experience you need the Skytrex (metal!) KV. I have several of them and can hardly lift the box.


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Now that would lighten the wallet!

I was glad the IS-2 came out in plastic and saved me from going there :)