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Jeff Groves
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Ostmodels Soviet SMK Heavy Tank

September 13, 2019 · in Armor · · 7 ≡

This is the SMK Heavy Tank prototype built from the scale 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:

Build thread here:

Reader reactions:
4  Awesome

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7 responses

  1. Nice work - love those outdoor shots.

  2. Great build and detailing, given the scale 1:72...

  3. Well done - that's a really awkward looking tank with those dual turrets!

  4. That is one weird creepie-crawlie! Great work and the photos had me thinking you had photographed a restored one at first.

  5. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice work overall Jeff, she is a rare one indeed.

  6. Thanks for the kind words guys, it was a fun build!

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