Ostmodels Soviet SMK Heavy Tank
This is the Soviet SMK Heavy Tank prototype built from the Ostmodels 1/72 scale resin kit. It is an unconventional design which actually saw combat. The utility of carrying multiple turrets on the same chassis is somewhat limited, but it was a design trend explored by several countries during the 1930s. In the end even the Soviets decided a single turret design with increased protection was a better use of the weight and produced the KV-1 series.
History and kit review here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/soviet-smk-heavy-tank-description-and-kit-review/
Build thread here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/ostmodels-soviet-smk-heavy-tank-build-in-1-72-scale/
Nice work - love those outdoor shots.
Great build and detailing, given the scale 1:72...
Well done - that's a really awkward looking tank with those dual turrets!
That is one weird creepie-crawlie! Great work and the photos had me thinking you had photographed a restored one at first.
I hope to "suspend disbelief" for a few seconds with the pictures, it's fun if you can trick the eye with the initial presentation.
🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
Nice work overall Jeff, she is a rare one indeed.
Thanks for the kind words guys, it was a fun build!