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Trumpeter's 1/35 Ehkranami KV-1
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 04:09 AM UTC


Hi everyone!
I've just started this 1/35 Ehkranami KV-1 wich a good friend gaved me. I have no specific aftermarket pieces for this one since all my money went on upgrade for the t-72 that i'll build on the cold war campaign in december
Meanwhile I'll be building this one with all my scratchbuild capacity (That is where you all come in handy )
So, before I'm too deep in this build, Any advice from someone who build this particular kit?
I've only bored the holes on the lower side of the hull. Lets hope it not like Dragon plans asking you to drill hole where nothing will go!



Thx for watching and comments.

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 04:14 AM UTC
Hello Brother Phil,

Looking forward to your build man. The KV is in very good hands indeed! Will follow close my friend.

Gary
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 04:27 AM UTC
Oh my golly! what an exceedingly clean and tidy workbench How can you build there????
Julian
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 04:53 AM UTC
Haha Julian, just wait as the project build itself the workbench degrade as well

Gary, thx for joining in brother!
Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 05:04 AM UTC
Defiantly gonna follow. I'm a sucker for KV-1s.
Thanks
Euan
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 05:19 AM UTC
Welcome abord Euan! I'll try not to disapoint your fine taste in tanks

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 05:41 AM UTC
That's a nice kit indeed. If you want, you have just to make some modifications to the engine grilles which are solid molded, and add some texture to the casting iron surfaces, but kit shape looks simply perfect

I'll follow your thread
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 05:45 AM UTC
HO! Nice of you to follow Mauro I'm sure your knowledge of the russian tanks will cme in handy.

Thanks a lot!

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 06:09 AM UTC
The holes are done on step one and i've sanded down the edges on the fender to give them a worn out look.





The rear gearbox cover and the sides are up. there was minor warping on the cover and sides so i've claped them for a couple of hours.



Lets wait!

Thx for watching.
Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 07:29 AM UTC
Hey Mauro, or anyone with an answer!
Should I just scratch build the engine grills from styren or there is some other way?

Thx
Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 07:36 AM UTC

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Hey Mauro, or anyone with an answer!
Should I just scratch build the engine grills from styren or there is some other way?


Hi Philippe. You´ll need some net or etched grills, as they are molded solid. If I remember correctly you can carve this out on the trumper parts and keep the shape. Generally its a great kit OOB. Check out Neil Stokes site for further details 4BO Green
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 07:47 AM UTC
Maybe leave off parts of the mudguard? Apart from that these kits are GREAT! I've built a few of Trumpeters KV-1s. Stevie.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 08:07 AM UTC

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Hey Mauro, or anyone with an answer!
Should I just scratch build the engine grills from styren or there is some other way?


Hi Philippe. You´ll need some net or etched grills, as they are molded solid. If I remember correctly you can carve this out on the trumper parts and keep the shape. Generally its a great kit OOB. Check out Neil Stokes site for further details 4BO Green



Yes, Frank is right. These are some pics of another KV-1 variant, but nevermind. Engine gilles looked the same







There was a grill also on the rear of the hull



As you can notice, the Kv-1 was a quite rough vehicle so you don't have to go crazy trying to be too precise with the grills

Here a pair of Ehkranami walkarounds. The exemplar is preserved in Parola tank museum (Finland)

http://dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=562

http://dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=2252&np=all

Be careful because the engine grills of this exemplar are not the original ones

And of course, you can also notice that tank surfaces were not smooth at all
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 08:30 AM UTC
Wow! thx guys, I had some pics on prime portal and toadsman but I was not totally convinced since it was the welded version. I think it will be better to scratch build the grilles...now finding some mesh.

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 08:46 AM UTC
Trumpeter makes such nice KVs. I'll be following this one.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 10:31 AM UTC
Hey Matt!
What is on the workbench?
Thx for joining.

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 11:47 AM UTC
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 12:00 PM UTC

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Hey Mauro, or anyone with an answer!
Should I just scratch build the engine grills from styren or there is some other way?


Hi Philippe. You´ll need some net or etched grills, as they are molded solid. If I remember correctly you can carve this out on the trumper parts and keep the shape. Generally its a great kit OOB. Check out Neil Stokes site for further details 4BO Green



Yes, Frank is right. These are some pics of another KV-1 variant, but nevermind. Engine gilles looked the same



As you can notice, the Kv-1 was a quite rough vehicle so you don't have to go crazy trying to be too precise with the grills

Here a pair of Ehkranami walkarounds. The exemplar is preserved in Parola tank museum (Finland)

http://dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=562

http://dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=2252&np=all

Be careful because the engine grills of this exemplar are not the original ones

And of course, you can also notice that tank surfaces were not smooth at all



These two walk arounds relate to a KV1 in Finnish service which is heavily modified and should not be used as a guide for this model.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 12:57 PM UTC
I suggest looking for the KV 1 set from Lion Roar as it can be had cheaply and supplies a lot of photo etched goodies for this vehicle as well as a turned barrel, I paid £10 for my example and at that price I think it represents great value for money.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 01:00 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads up Darren! Don't worry I wont use them as reference Do you think the pics on prime portal is fit fro reference as far as engine grilles? I do assume they would be relatively similar to the early version of the bolted added armor.

Matt, Are you building all of those at the same time?
If so...Man how do you keep track!?

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 01:01 PM UTC
Whoho! I'll surely look into that lionroar kit! thx
asmodeuss
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 01:13 PM UTC
Ok just bought a small pe fret for 7 bucks.
The ET Model c-35 018. It should arrive between the 15 and 18 of oct.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 01:29 PM UTC
Hi Phil,

Just subscribed to what I am sure will be another great build after your just finished Stug sure as hell was!! And I have a couple of these to do so will be note taking!!

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 01:51 PM UTC
Yes, I am building all of those at once. I put the parts in labelled drawers and mark completed steps with a highlighter.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 06:44 PM UTC
Here some original pictures

http://www.kv1ehkranami.narod.ru/kv1ehk_rkka.html

http://www.kv1ehkranami.narod.ru/







I'll try to find a walkaround of a more correct exemplar.To be honest, I don't know if there are other exemplars than the Parola one

(Pictures has been posted only for discussion purposes)