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Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:49:13 AM »
Looking in the loft for the next parts I need to work on the Varyag ( don't shout at me Haddock, it is being worked on ) and found this Tamiya KV2 tank.
John will be happy, it is going to be placed in a ditch and very very well rusted. Some of the parts like tow cable, machine gun etc will be removed and then on with the rusting. A couple of figures from the MiniArt Soviet villagers will be placed in the diorama alongside an old grave from when the tank was destroyed, hence the title "Respect for the Fallen"

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 10:19:32 AM »
How long ago did you build that?
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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 10:28:35 AM »
About 30 to 40 years ago 

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 10:29:38 AM »
About 30 to 40 years ago
Nearly your age then?
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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 12:01:22 PM »
Yes if you add them together - hohohohho

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 01:45:41 PM »
Sorry Bob but this is what you do to a tank when you are a ship modeler - hohohoho

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 02:32:10 PM »
There's several photos of KV2s in ditches on line (the Russians must have been lousy drivers) and there's also one of a knocked out vehicle stranded in a river so you could have used both your genres!!!

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 03:59:30 PM »
Let's see what you can do with this one then Martin.
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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 05:40:37 PM »
Go on then....amaze me or scare me, I'm never sure which it is going to be!

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 05:50:37 PM »
Base coat of rust added

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 02:42:17 PM »
How long's it been in the river?
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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 03:22:58 PM »
No river just a damp ditch Chris

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 05:15:42 PM »
Damp ditch under construction - will fasten it down and then carve out some more before adding some acrylic sides and plaster for the top soil.
Might try to make some top soil from crushed tea leaves and PVA glue, will give it a try and if no good go to plan B.

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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 05:34:26 PM »
Make a bigger ditch!
You can never have too big a ditch.
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Re: Respect for the fallen - KV2 after WW2
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2020, 08:23:18 PM »
That's the final size Zak - acrylic surrounds made and fastened together. When its dry and solid will start to fill it in.