The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together every Thursday night to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
15mm Zvezda KV-2
On a recent trip to Calgary I stopped in at the Sentry Box, probably Canada's best game store. Among an armload of stuff (mostly scenic grass tufts for basing, if truth be told) I impulse-bought one of the new Zvezda 1/100 snap kits - a WWII Russian KV-2 heavy tank.
A few days later I busted it open. The model is comprised of 12 (!) pieces which, as you can imagine, assemble very quickly.
Here's the completed model.
Comparison with an Old Glory 15mm KV-1. Same chassis and certainly very compatible in scale execution.
Last night I was watching the hockey game and decided to paint the model. I'd already undercoated/basecoated with the excellent Krylon "Camo" green primer (a dead-nuts match for Russian armour olive) so I just needed to do some drybrushing and weathering, and stick the model on a Greg-approved base ;-)
The model painted up very nicely. I used GW Codex Gray to put a few chips in the paint but they may not be too visible.
Powder treatment with MIG light dust and light rust powders. Lazily, I decided to use the latter for red dirt treatment on the tracks and lower hull.
Decals were from the decal folder but only one side worked - the other side fell apart so I trashed it and painted the numbers on freehand. Can you tell which side is which?
All in all a very satisfying little model and fantastic for gaming - especially at the price - $5.50 CAD!