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KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« on: December 26, 2010, 05:38:34 PM »
This is my first try to a tank at 1/48th scale; so I've decided to build it "out of the box"...



The build was really an easy one









There is one thing I modified: the nylon that was censed to represent the cable! I used Karaya tow cable




I also used a little bit of Vallejo putty




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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 05:44:04 PM »
The tracks asked for a long work: the ejection marks were numerous and too visible.
I used my "home" filler: plastic sprue put into liquid glue...


First paint stage




...But I was not satisfied with the green color indicated by Tamiya. So a second paint stage was needed.

This time I used Tamiya XF-65 with a little bit of XF-62. Result is better for my taste.

I will continue the work after february...


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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010, 05:44:21 PM »
Very interesting! Did anybody make BT?

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 06:06:39 PM »
Very interesting! Did anybody make BT?

At 1/48th scale, I don't know if there are kits of the BT's...

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 06:27:12 PM »
I made the lightening with Tamiya pastels:



I must say I like the result...

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 06:35:45 PM »
You are right- it look very good!

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 07:25:45 PM »
Thank you Srecko!

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 10:39:46 AM »
A little progress on that kit I must say 1/48th scale is a scale I like very much for AFV's...








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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 11:13:42 AM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 11:14:14 AM »
Progress as the time allow ;) Details is nice and it seems that it is near to be complete?

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 11:25:26 AM »
Thank you, mates!

Srecko, the KV-1 is not really near to completion: I have to:
- varnish (gloss)
- make a "glacis" (technique that permits to give nuances in the paint, to simulate effects of UV by example)
- niew varnish (gloss)
- decals
- varnish again (gloss)
- oil wash
- matt varnish
- weathering with pastels; color with talc, and perheaps some acrylic powders from Mig Productions...
- Plus the base, but I'm not sure yet to make a decor or not...

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 11:37:13 AM »
Well... my knowledge about armor modeling is definitely poor :(

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 10:13:36 PM »
You'll have to excuse my ignorance, Draken35, but will the tracks be fairly easily built up? Even with all the ejector pin marks they are a great improvement over the vinyl tracks in the last armor kit I built. Having the droop built in is so nice.......

I've been watching the 1/48th scale armor releases for a while now. I built a couple of Tamiya Jeeps many years ago and even they have very good detail. If Tamiya releases a Chevy bomb truck I'll be ordering one!!!!!

Great work,
Scott

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 07:12:57 AM »
Hi Scott,

The tracks are coming is some big elements, other more little and some are individuals. Positioning of all of them is clearly explained on the instruction sheet; and the barbotin is not glued to permit eventual adjustement of the tracks. I think there will be no problem at all mounting those tracks and, like you, I find there are far better than vinyl ones.

I hope that in the future Tamiya will release some modern tanks at 1/48th scale...

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Re: KV-1 (Tamiya 1/48)
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 05:32:14 PM »
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm getting in the mood to purchase some 1/48 armor kits.
S

P.S.
I'd love to see Tamiya do a BT in this scale also........ :-wave