KV-1 1942 Simplified Turret

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About Bill Plunk (wbill76)

Like many, I started out in the hobby as a kid building airplanes to hang from my bedroom cieling. I took a long break from the hobby, returning in 2001 with an interest in armor inspired mostly by online gaming. WW2 armor, 1/35 scale, is my preferred genre with a special taste for the stranger vehi...


Nice build Bill.there is nothing wrong with the link and lenght tracks.just count the tracks on the sideview drawing,and then take of one link of each side.these should be the ones that go over the sprocket wheels.it is a mistake in count by trumpeter .then they will sit fine.gotta love these KVs series.here is a pic of my small turret version. greetings jeroen,.
NOV 21, 2006 - 01:39 AM
Sure thing! First they were painted with MM Non-buffing Metalizer Gunmetal, then lightly drybrushed with MM Steel. After that I applied a wash of 90-10 thinner-paint MM Rust wash with a large brush (only get one pass as the metalizer isn't very durable) and then lightly stippled some Burnt Umber where the wash was too bright. A little bit of MiG Soot Black pigment around the mouths and deck rubbed on dry and that's it. [/quote] Billl- many thanks. The vehicle is superb. Thanks for sharing.
NOV 21, 2006 - 01:54 AM
Jeroen, Thanks for the info, will definitely remember that for the rest of the series. These beasts have a massive quality to them that's appealing to me and Trumpeter did their best to stretch the series as far as possible, but for the price I'm not complaining. :-)
NOV 21, 2006 - 11:07 PM
Bill-- what is your next project in this series?
NOV 22, 2006 - 12:27 AM
Very nice build. I'm glad to see from the discussion that I'm not the only one who had fit problems with the link and length tracks. The quality on this series was excellent and I hope it means that trumpeter will continue to improve their kits. For the money you can't beat them.
NOV 22, 2006 - 12:34 AM
Cavalry, Not sure but likely to be one of the KV-2s when I get to it. I've got some nice LionRoar stuff for it that I think will dress it up nicely. Charlie, Can't argue with you there, Trumpeter priced these little beauties perfectly to suck me in!
NOV 22, 2006 - 03:03 AM
Hey Bill As an old guy getting in to Armor Building I want to thank you for this Thread as well as your excellent Build Logs, a really great help for technique as well as a insight into the quality of the kits you do. What`s up next ?? Hopefully one of the DML Tigers Rich L.
NOV 22, 2006 - 09:46 PM
Richard, Very kind of you and encouraging to hear you get a benefit from the logs. It started out as a way for me to keep track of what I was doing with certain kits and just kind of grew from there, so I'm glad to hear my ramblings are helpful to others. I have 4 of the DML Tigers in the stash and will likely take on one of the Initials in the near future, probably within next 6 months depending on how the mood strikes me from one project to the next. Next project is going to be Alan's Flakpanzer 38(t) "Gepard", the Holiday weekend is a prime opportunity to start on it I think.
NOV 22, 2006 - 10:54 PM
Way cool weathering job! I like the weathered/dusty look on the track guards - a good transition from the green paint of the tank to the dirt. I am particularly taken with the look of the tracks - they have a very realistic appearance! Good job!!!
NOV 24, 2006 - 11:54 PM
Thanks for the comments Timothy, much appreciated.
NOV 25, 2006 - 03:44 AM