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Trumpeter's 1/35 Ehkranami KV-1
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 02:48 PM UTC
Thanks guys!
Darren, It is my good karma, a million thing could have gone wrong but it odlly went the right way... Maybe it's my new coffe with the rain forest friendly grain

Gary my man! hope you'll be there tomorow morning for the first java bro

Jesse, I'm stoked youre tuning in! You've been si much help on the firefly, can't thank you enough. Glad you are here my friend. And remember that the e-mail notice does not work... So you have to check in once in a while.

Phil.
Over and out.
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 04:34 AM UTC
I used the Eduard "Zoom" set on this kit when I built it. It came out pretty well, including those PE frames/mesh.

Looking good Phil.
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 04:22 AM UTC
Hey brother Phil,

From where i sit they look pretty damn good to me!!!

Yeah im still not gettin' an email notice of postings.

Later bro,
Gary
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 03:16 AM UTC
Great work Phil and a very brave move scratching these covers as I have tried and failed twice in the past.
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:31 AM UTC
This is a very intimate build log since nobody who has suscribed receive e-mail notice.... mehhh, still, here is a small update on the grilles. I still need to wear them down and glue the sides. I've used the mesh from the ET model fret and cut them to fit my home made grilles.



I'm 60% satisfied with the result. Next time i'll use samll plastic mesh or PE mesh with no fake ribs since the mesh on the real thing was over those ribs.

Thanks for watching and comments.
Phil.
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 01:13 AM UTC
I've received my PE fret, a sweet kit indeed for a couple of bucks. Saddly the grilles are not of the right model as you can see here....


So I got to find myself some mesh...again
At least there sre some sweet other detailed pe on the kit.
Any words of advice?

Alex, those pics are mint! thanks a lot.

Thanks for watching.

Phil.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 06:37 PM UTC
Hello brother Phil,

Great job on the screen frames bro! Well done!

Alex - Fantastic pics bud! Saved for reference.

Gary
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 06:39 AM UTC
Here are some photos, as promised. Hope, it helps.
http://www.armorjournal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=203#p203
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
I've finished the base of the grilles, here is a little sbs of how I did it. Frank thanks for the heads up, at first I was going to scratch it all but using the already existant frame it saved a lot of time and the result is satisfying.











The small ribs are made from 0.020 styren rod cut to lenght and rounded with a round file on the soft side of my thumb I should receive my PE fret this week... So next will be turret assembly.

Thanks for watching and comments.

Phil.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 12:29 PM UTC
Thanks Guys! means a lot from bad ass builders like you
Mauro, I tought about plastic thulle but I wanted to try my patience with some pe hehe. Btw, do you know of a online store who sell that?

Thanks Darren it is much apreciated.

Phil.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 02:48 AM UTC
In progress gents.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 02:46 AM UTC
These grills look perfectly done so far!

If you're worried about the metal meshes, you could also try to use some finer plastic tulle mesh. It would be easier to make adhere and glue it with plastic or CA glue on the structure which you've made. You should make some try anyway.

Congrats indeed
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 02:16 AM UTC
Thx Gary!
I've asked Darren if he could help me with the e-mail notice issue....wee'll see, he his always of good help.

Haha he already sent a message to the right people!
He is fast!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 01:44 AM UTC
Hello Phil,

Steady as she goes brotha, lookin' great man! Im hoping to get emails on postings now as it look like im missed half your build so far and you have some great info coming from Mauro and others. Great thread My friend!!!

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 01:33 AM UTC
A little progress on the grilles.





Let hope sticking the mesh on those wont be to much pain!
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 04:58 AM UTC
You are the man Alex, thanks alot. Coffe time will be nice tomorow hehe.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 02:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Here you go - the manual: http://www.armorjournal.com//forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=73&sid=0bc5dc8039fd22e088b3decd8464ef83

I will post the photos later tonight (time permitting)



Thanks a lot Alex!
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 02:37 AM UTC
Here you go - the manual: http://www.armorjournal.com//forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=73&sid=0bc5dc8039fd22e088b3decd8464ef83

I will post the photos later tonight (time permitting)
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 02:14 AM UTC
Thank you Matt! You should it is a great kit indeed and with 10$ worth of after market I'm pretty sure you can make a fine build.

Here is where i'm at, since I always get up 2 hours prior to go to work (for modelling pupose ) I've took one of the kit grilles( part d-9) and prepared it for the pe mesh.
First I've drilled some holes in it to allow unwanted plastic to move to the inside and not break the smal outer strip I wanted to keep. Then I carefully cut the unwanted part (the center) and the thicker end was cut of to prevent the spliting of the corner. After that I took a piece of paper put the two pieces together and glued. The paper act as a tiny clamp since the plastic, with the action of the glue, sticks to thr paper. When it is cured the paper is easly removed by sanding or scraping.


Ther is stil some clean up to do when it will be cured.

Thanks for comments and watching.

Phil.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 02:13 AM UTC
Well, I guess the subscription feature is not working anymore...

Yes, I have collected a sizable amount of reference on KV tanks, though I have never dive in it deep enough. The reference for the track width was the manual from 1941. Unfortunately I don't have all the pages, but if you are interested I can post what I have.
I will also post all the images I have of up-armored KV.


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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 01:54 AM UTC
I'm enjoying watching your progress. Glad to see that you are building a true representation, rather than sticking strictly to the box. My LHS has one of these I may have to pick up.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 01:25 AM UTC
Did lot of picture gazing this weekend, thanks to you guys and your sweet links. Mauro thx for the the link and pdf, it is just what i was looking for.
Here is some progress. I've worked the engine bay hatch a little for it to look a bit more rough casted.



With the help of clamp I manage to secure down some added side armor...they were a little warped.



I should receive tools and the pe fret I've ordered soon. Maybe I'll work on building som of the engine grills to receive the pe mesh.

Thanks for watching.

Phil.
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 09:49 AM UTC
Ho Man! I soooo knew you had the goods!
Hahaha mauro still had a trick up his sleave.
Thx mate.
Glad I did not sand those.

Phil.
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 06:18 AM UTC


No, you shouldn't

here some othe references

http://www.army.lv/files/74.pdf

http://army.lv/ru/kv-1/foto/631/370/1

http://army.lv/ru/kv-1/shemi/631/370#info

http://army.lv/ru/kv-1/risunki/631/370#info
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 02:49 AM UTC
Hi gents!
I was looking for good pics of the reinforced piece on the tip of the front glacis that has the welded bolt marks as provided in the kit. In fact I found none of that particular model. Except on the plan I posted earlier all reference pics with such bolt welds I found were with the welded turret.



I'm pretty sure I should sand those...Any advice?

Phil.