Stalin's Giants KV-1 & KV-ll

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:36 pm

Good Afternoon,
I picked this up from Amazon for an upcoming build of the KV-llA. This book has a copyright date of 1992 and has gathered material from several sources including the Bovington Tank Museum and the Bundesarchive in Koblenz. Related from a germanic point of view, all the flaws and issues with these early heavy tanks are clinically laid bare. Present also is a tinge of the awe and fright with which the invading forces of the Werhmacht were colored when they first encountered these monsters in combat. The most useful parts of the book for modelers are the wonderful photographs depicting these tanks in use and some, sadly, destroyed. Expensive for the scarcity of material offered, (48 pages) it is worth it for views of the KV series rarely encountered elsewhere.
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Postby lliw180 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:58 am

looks like an intersting reed should be help full for a build it would be worth looking in ebay to se if you can get hold of a plastic kit to scale parts off
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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:02 am

Good Evening,
I'm thinking ahead and do have a 1/72 Kit to build to see how things go together and generally settle out. ;o)
This Book and the other one I found by S. Zaloga will be pretty helpful.
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Postby ALPHA » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:37 pm

Hey Painless... Sass lent me that book and a couple others when I did my build.... very good read ... and very informative as far as building a standard Kv2 though I do remember a couple pictures of captured tanks... It slips my mind which book it was though....but you can always Pm Mike if you need more info .. the guy has more books than a library 8O


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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:48 pm

Morning, Alpha,
There were some pictures of 'Capture' KV-2s in the book. It was amazing to see something only related to as a model be seen actual sized. The soldiers looked like pygmies crawling around on it.
I have threatened Mike with some brain picking already. *chuckles* He is a font of information.
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Postby ALPHA » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:59 pm

PainlessWolf wrote:Morning, Alpha,
There were some pictures of 'Capture' KV-2s in the book. It was amazing to see something only related to as a model be seen actual sized. The soldiers looked like pygmies crawling around on it.
I have threatened Mike with some brain picking already. *chuckles* He is a font of information.
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:haha: :haha: :haha: ...Good for you Painless... I agree Sass is a good person to ask for advice :D

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