Gallery

Knocked out KV1

Posted by dombom on 28 Jan 2021, 08:54

It's 1941 and the Germans invaded Russia. What they did not know: the Russian T34 and KV tanks are superior to the German tanks. Only the 8.8 Flak and the Panzer 4 can penetrate the thick armor. It's that time, where the German anti tank guns got their nickname as "doorknockers", because they couldn't do more than knocking at the tanks hull.
Knocking out the Russian tanks with anti tank mines and charges or destroying them with artillery were often the only way to stop them.

KV tanks were slow and thick armored monsters and almost impenetrable at the beginning of the war. The main disadvantage were the lower reliability compared to the faster and lighter T34 rank.

Image

Diorama of 1:72 knocked out Russian KV1 of WW2
dombom  Germany
 
Posts: 114
Member since:
14 Jan 2019, 03:10


Posted by C M Dodson on 28 Jan 2021, 10:58

Very nice indeed.

The tank looks excellent and and so is the groundwork.

A few ‘unfortunate’ crew members might add poignancy to this scene.

Well done .

Best wishes,

Chris
C M Dodson  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 1900
Member since:
01 May 2015, 18:48

Posted by Kekso on 28 Jan 2021, 12:28

C M Dodson wrote:The tank looks excellent and and so is the groundwork.


I agree :thumbup:
User avatar
Kekso  Croatia

Moderator Moderator
Supporting Member (Bronze) Supporting Member (Bronze)
 
Posts: 6032
Member since:
19 Oct 2011, 18:32

Posted by Peter on 28 Jan 2021, 13:24

C M Dodson wrote:The tank looks excellent and and so is the groundwork.


Kekso wrote:I agree :thumbup:

I agree two! ;-) :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 20657
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by Egbert on 28 Jan 2021, 16:01

Great staged model ... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
I also really like the groundwork.
User avatar
Egbert  Germany
 
Posts: 539
Member since:
16 Oct 2008, 06:47

Posted by Pocho Azul on 28 Jan 2021, 18:03

Well done!
User avatar
Pocho Azul  United States of America
 
Posts: 72
Member since:
23 Jan 2021, 02:11

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by huib on 29 Jan 2021, 10:44

Very nice job on the KV1! Painting and weathering of the tank is very well done. And I think the mine damage to the wheels and tracks looks very convincing. Great job!
What is the brand of the KV 1? Trumpeter?
User avatar
huib  Netherlands
 
Posts: 787
Member since:
12 Dec 2015, 15:57

Posted by dombom on 29 Jan 2021, 13:23

I did learn a lot about weathering from that project. My next diorama is already ongoing and this time I will use the techniques I tested out on that KV1 in a better organised way and hope to improve the realism even more :D

It is this Italeri tank:

Image
dombom  Germany
 
Posts: 114
Member since:
14 Jan 2019, 03:10

Posted by kursktiger.cn on 29 Sep 2021, 05:53

I like this scene, but the pictures are too few and too small
User avatar
kursktiger.cn  China
 
Posts: 166
Member since:
22 Oct 2012, 11:04

Posted by Ochoin on 29 Sep 2021, 08:10

dombom wrote:I did learn a lot about weathering from that project.
g]


I would be happy to be a 1/10th as good as you.

Could you be persuaded to do some posts here on what you use & how you use it?

donald
User avatar
Ochoin  Scotland
 
Posts: 2012
Member since:
16 Jan 2010, 04:00

Posted by Flashcad on 29 Sep 2021, 13:18

Peter wrote:

I agree two! ;-) :thumbup:


Make that three.
It's an excellent snapshot in time. Very well done!
User avatar
Flashcad  China
 
Posts: 131
Member since:
29 Aug 2021, 04:30

Posted by Bill Slavin on 05 Oct 2021, 16:05

A really nice dio and great work on the tank. It is very convincing. I love the look of the KV’s. They were such brutes!
User avatar
Bill Slavin  Canada
 
Posts: 899
Member since:
24 Oct 2016, 14:55


Return to Gallery