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Zvezda 3539 Soviet Heavy Tank Kv-1

Zvezda 3539 Soviet Heavy Tank Kv-1
Product Code: ZVEZDA3539
Quantity In Stock: 2018-04-16
Out of Stock
      

Zvezda has been getting good press from modelers as of late.

Not only for the quality of their moldings, but also for the most reasonable price of their kits.

This new KV-1 tank looks to be another in that vein.

The quality of the detail is really quite good with crisply done bits and pieces.

The hull is made up from four sections, a lower section, two sides with mountings for the suspension bits and a rounded rear section.

Idlers, road wheels and sprockets are also well detailed.

Now this kit shows the return rollers as having rubber facings, but I was told that these were all metal.

I'm willing to be convinced otherwise if someone knows.

There is a partial upper engine section to put under the engine hatch.

All the crew hatches have inside detail, though there is no interior to this kit.

I mentioned that one has a choice of link and run treads or the vinyl one piece versions.

I'm not sure how well the vinyl will hold paint and weathering, but for those who don't like one type of tread system, it is nice to have the option.

There is some detailing in the turret itself that includes shell storage, the rear firing machine gun and the breech of the main gun itself.

There are also the inside view pieces for the four view ports.

The rest of the kit has the usual boxes and bits for the outside.

The tow cables are in vinyl and it appears that the tow hooks can be moved into position as needed.

Instructions are well done and show all the parts quite clearly.

Color information in Model Master references is provided as well.

There are options for three tanks, all in Russian Armor Green and all carrying either slogans, or artwork or both.

The box art tank is probably the most colorful with a large artwork and kill markings on the side of the turret.

Decals look to be usable though the carrier seems a bit on the yellowish side.

It should disappear once applied against the dark background.

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Zvezda has been getting good press from modelers as of late.

Not only for the quality of their moldings, but also for the most reasonable price of their kits.

This new KV-1 tank looks to be another in that vein.

The quality of the detail is really quite good with crisply done bits and pieces.

The hull is made up from four sections, a lower section, two sides with mountings for the suspension bits and a rounded rear section.

Idlers, road wheels and sprockets are also well detailed.

Now this kit shows the return rollers as having rubber facings, but I was told that these were all metal.

I'm willing to be convinced otherwise if someone knows.

There is a partial upper engine section to put under the engine hatch.

All the crew hatches have inside detail, though there is no interior to this kit.

I mentioned that one has a choice of link and run treads or the vinyl one piece versions.

I'm not sure how well the vinyl will hold paint and weathering, but for those who don't like one type of tread system, it is nice to have the option.

There is some detailing in the turret itself that includes shell storage, the rear firing machine gun and the breech of the main gun itself.

There are also the inside view pieces for the four view ports.

The rest of the kit has the usual boxes and bits for the outside.

The tow cables are in vinyl and it appears that the tow hooks can be moved into position as needed.

Instructions are well done and show all the parts quite clearly.

Color information in Model Master references is provided as well.

There are options for three tanks, all in Russian Armor Green and all carrying either slogans, or artwork or both.

The box art tank is probably the most colorful with a large artwork and kill markings on the side of the turret.

Decals look to be usable though the carrier seems a bit on the yellowish side.

It should disappear once applied against the dark background.

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