After i bought a beautiful Tamiya IS-2, i decided to try and depict harsh conditions of Berlin fighting and the fact that the young and the old defended the city side by side with the soldiers. I started with the stairs idea, i liked a few photos i saw of fighting from the Metro entrances. I adjusted the suspension to fit the stairs, making it lean a bit to the side. The IS was fitted with an Aber PE set plus some plastic strips, fenders cut out and parts rebuilt.I added metal tracks and used the leftover link-and-lenght ones on a ISU-152 project i did after this one. The figure came from a Dragon Volkssturm set, I replaced the head for a Hornet one. Sadly, in a move i managed to damage the other fig that was there and lose the sewer cover…All in all, I was never fully happy as it came out,the russian green came out too dark and i felt i could do more with the groudwork…but alas, it is as it is.
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