Heng long KV2. Rebuild

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:38 pm

Hey all, thought it was about time I shared some work I have been doing to a German KV2. Bought it off a friend clearing out some stuff from his hobbyroom, and immediately sat about remaking it back to a green monster. This startet a while back, but with me, sometimes stuff takes ages before it is finished.

So here it is as it was before , and follow me here to see how this will end :-)

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:42 pm

First order was to strip it of it's old look, so I sanded Down as much as I could and primed it With a thin layer of AK , just to get a feel for if I had removed enough.
Also removing the german coupla.


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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:44 pm

Adding a few weld lines

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Before adding color to the beast, I tried out 3 brands. All worked really well, but I'm kinda sold on Tamiya + L Thinner. I really like how it flows and dries.

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But for ease of use and indoore smell I went With AK 4BO set this time.
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Final result

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:47 pm

Then , giving the turret a rest, I started on cleaning the lower hull

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:49 pm

But what is a build without some shopping.?
welsh, rctank and anbri rc in Germany.

engine grills, resin oil drums and other goody's

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:57 pm

I also got hold of a Aber PE oildrum set from rctank.de

I wanted to see how the pe vs resin part would look like once done ( and also to practise on my PE skills)


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done, not bad at all

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:32 pm

Good Afternoon,
Max, it's fun to watch you going down the opposite direction along the road I just came from. Beautiful work on the colors and paints. The details make these giants come alive and you have those well in hand.
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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:38 pm

:D I know. Stay tuned for more updates soon
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:39 pm

Yes, the de-evolution of this build back to a Russian type is different . Pretty cool there is a box set of "paint your Soviet tank the right colour" that must make the end result just that little more satisfying eh.
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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:48 pm

It makes it a tad more easy yes :thumbup:

Here you can see my test, pritty much the same. but for indoor painting I chose the AK set

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:54 pm

just some test fitting

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found out I wanted to bang it up a little

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resin and PE all painted

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:56 pm

Time to break out the Primer

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Postby maxmekker » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:58 pm

Since it has fast drying time, the ak 4BO set can get to work

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after some back and forth with the color tones we get this

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:35 pm

Max,
Very, very nice! Don't bang her up too much or she'll roll over your foot 'entirely by accident' of course. ;o) I had meant to follow up with you. What did you think of the 'Palace'? I'm adding the 'last' couple of bits of detail tonight and doing some final weathering with the Tamiya kits but she is 99% complete as she stands.
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Postby ALPHA » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:15 am

I remember this tank :D ...So you finally got the time to redo it Max? ... ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup: ...Should be fun :D

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Postby EddyK » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:42 am

It seems, that there will be a great looking KV-2! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:38 am

PainlessWolf wrote:Max,
Very, very nice! Don't bang her up too much or she'll roll over your foot 'entirely by accident' of course. ;o) I had meant to follow up with you. What did you think of the 'Palace'? I'm adding the 'last' couple of bits of detail tonight and doing some final weathering with the Tamiya kits but she is 99% complete as she stands.
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You say the "last" bits on your KV huh.....................
Look up Mr Painless, its the tooth fairy !!!!
Last you reckon ?
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Postby ALPHA » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:46 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:
PainlessWolf wrote:Max,
Very, very nice! Don't bang her up too much or she'll roll over your foot 'entirely by accident' of course. ;o) I had meant to follow up with you. What did you think of the 'Palace'? I'm adding the 'last' couple of bits of detail tonight and doing some final weathering with the Tamiya kits but she is 99% complete as she stands.
regards,
Painless


You say the "last" bits on your KV huh.....................
Look up Mr Painless, its the tooth fairy !!!!
Last you reckon ?


:haha: :haha: :haha: I just put some pressure on poor Painless myself :haha: :haha:
Think he can take it lol

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Postby maxmekker » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:08 pm

Thanks for looking folks. We go on.

Filters , Wash chipping

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Some oil in chosen Places to add variation

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Postby maxmekker » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:12 pm

now for the dusted look, AK pigments.

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On the fender I added some acrylic to the pigments for a thicker slush. Also some Railroad scenery produckts were mixed in

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