KW-2 “Winter Colossus” / Trumpeter 1:35 /
I would like to present on iModeler a next model from my output. It's a built few years ago soviet heavy tank KW-2 from WWII times in scale 1:35. KW-2 was a quite unwieldy colossus, despite this, some of captured KW-2s were introducet into german army for reinforcement or replenishment. I built my model as one of the captured KW-2s.
I used Trumpeter's set with some addons like metal barrel, shackles, towing ropes, wire made ladder on the turret and lamp cabel. I also added a commander's copula taken from Pz.Kpfw IV model. You can often see in the pictures, that germans were adding own copulas to captured soviet tanks. That's becouse originaly soviet tanks had very few periscopes. Over all green paint scheme looks little boring to me, so I decided to put my model in a winter uniform. For that I used popular hairspray technique. Tank model with mud on tracks, other dirt and snow needs a base or little diorama to get appropriate context. Just like my published earlier MiG-15 🙂 If building bases like that is interesting, I will post someting more about that in future articles. For now I have to mention that snow was easily made from baking soda mixed with acrilic floor lacquer. KW-2 is shown as arrived to some enemy trenches. Commander is scanning area, guys riding at fender are preparing to descent.
Hope You gonna like it 😉
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