AlwynTurner wrote:I wondered whether a build based on a KV1 chassis (modified where necessary) would work.
In addition to being longer, the IS-2 hull is also about 30 centimetres narrower than the KV-1 hull (if memory serves). Would cutting a Heng Long hull longitudinally be doable?
Also the potential for an ISU-152 or -122 from the same hull too!
MichaelC wrote:Basically what you do is put a piece of square styrene into the bogie wheel travel, so this will lower the actual chassis and reduce the wheel travel, but gives you the desire look of the IS chassis. Here is a mod HL KV chassis, with the return roller relocated to between bogies, spacer into all the bogies travel, and JS wheel covers on all of them including the sprockets and idlers.
I'd never noticed the different in stance height between the KV and IS, and it's actually pretty striking. Nice work on the suspension mod, it definitely looks the part.