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KV-1 1/48th scale Bandai

centaur567

Well-known member
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Ok, here's my entry. It's Bandai's KV-1 and probably by the box top, an early issue run way back in the 70's. One of the first thing that need to be done is the hollowing out of the fender braces. Didn't think I'd ever start this kit and now I have a good reason to. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

centaur567

Well-known member
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Cut out the transmission cover with my trusty razor saw or else it would be all closed up and unable to view.
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Added plastic strips for the cover and between the fighting compartment and engine compartment. Not sure of the color of the engine and transmission compartment. Probably primer brown. The fighting compartment is white. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

centaur567

Well-known member
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100_6119.JPGDrilled out and cutting out the fender brackets and including a finger cut. Brackets made from strips of plastic. An example is by the date stamp.
Gary S. XLV MMXX
 

centaur567

Well-known member
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Thanks!! More of the interior painted along with primer red for the engine and transmission area. I also ruffened up the turret by applying testors liquid glue and then pressing gritty sand paper. Gary S. XLV MMXX
 

errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
Starting to Take Shape! Your doing an excellent job with that old Bandi Kit. :vgood:
 

centaur567

Well-known member
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It's a shame that most of this detailed engine will not be seen. I have a spare T-34 engine that's almost identical that I'll build for display, Most Russian tanks used this engine.

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Transmission and engine are installed.
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Turret is mostly done. Periscopes are under roof.

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Turret roof will remain removeable for now. The MG's are also installed with ammo bins from a T-34 kit. Gary S. XLV MMXX
 
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