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Zvezda - KV-2 Heavy Tank Review
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 07:53 AM UTC
Kevin Brant reviews the Zvezda KV-2.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joined: October 11, 2010
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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 02:14 AM UTC
" I have not seen the Trumpeter kit, so I cannot draw a comparison, I will leave it up the builder to decide."

Hi Kevin!

I have one from Trumpeter, and I assure you, is far better than this Zvezda KV. An example - the molded tracks (length and link ) had the sag.

Another thing - the lower hull in in a single piece, with helps a lot in the building process.

And I don't know why all KV's manufactures include a decal sheet with soviet slogans. There's was no soviet KV's with marks like that, only the captured by Germans.
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: October 03, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 12:57 PM UTC
It's neat that they include part of the interior, but it seems pretty sparse. It also looks like the engine screens are the incorrect late version. Nice review!
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: February 21, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 05:58 PM UTC
Just picked this kit up today . You get a choice of two road wheel styles . The barrel is in 3 pieces , like the early Trumpeter version . For some reason the turret has lift hooks on the front corners and the rear over the hatch , none of the books I have show this ( TankPower KW vol 1,2,3 & the new KB-2 book by M.V. Kolomiets ) , maybe a German addition ? Interior detail concists of periscopes , machine guns , vision port covers and some detail on the gun breach and mount . But what do you want for $30. I'm gonna have fun building this , and thats what this hobby is all about . I would give this kit a 6.5 out of 10