In a fit of madness... KV2

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Postby jonh » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:52 pm

I decided to try a bit of modeling proper and decided to convert a KV2 captured turret to a Russian turret. Been done many times I know but I wanted a relatively easy project to start with. I filled in the German cupola hole with 1.5mm plasticard, did a bit of filling and sanding and this is the result. Primer arrived this morning so I got it primed. Not perfect by a long way but I hope it looks ok(ish)......
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Postby Jimster » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:56 pm

Looks as if you did an excellent job. I can’t see any signs of your modification at all! That’s a skill I need to work on.

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:47 pm

Looks like a Russian kv turret to me

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Postby jonh » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:14 pm

Ah well - first mistake made. I just looked at a drawing of the turret and realized (noticed) that the right hand periscope is not in fact inline with the left hand and should be in a more rearwards position - cut it off and start again time!
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:01 pm

Don’t worry, we all have “Doh!” Moments lol


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Postby jonh » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:49 am

Don’t worry, we all have “Doh!” Moments lol


I just can't figure out how I missed noticing that (what an xyz??? I am)- ah well. At least it is an easy fix.
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Postby jonh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:04 pm

Ah - that's better (I hope). That will teach me to RTFN in future.....
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