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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:

Build thread here:

8 additional images. Click to enlarge.

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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