This is the 1/48 Hobbyboss Russian KV-2 ‘big turret’ and the Tamiya Panzer IV.
This is my first 1/48 diorama. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of figure selection out there but these Tamiya German figures are pretty good, and help to tell the story. It’s not until you put the figures next to the KV-2 that you get a true sense of what a monstrosity it was, and why it was ultimately proven to be too big and heavy to be of any real use in combat. Also, as the turret was so heavy that the mechanism to turn it would often fail rendering it useless if you had to fire on multiple targets closing in on you from more than one direction.
I have also used the Blackdog storage set on the Panzer which really gives the tank a well used look.
Both these tank kits are very good, and it’s good to be able to make these big tanks in a smaller scale but still keep a lot of the detail you get with 1/35.
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