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Bronco KV-85

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This is an OOB build of Bronco's recent release the KV-85. It was painted with Vellejo colours followed by oil and acrylic washes, dot filter, chipping and dirtying up with a mixture of garden dirt, pigments and acrylic paints.
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About the Author

About Colin Key (ColinEdm)
FROM: ALBERTA, CANADA

Colin started modelling with cars and planes as a young child then moved into armour by rebuilding his older brothers motorized Tamiya Tiger II and winning a model contest with it at age 12. He continued modelling into his teens until university and other distractions got in the way, resuming the...


Comments

the gun barrel has rifling ?
AUG 29, 2015 - 01:45 AM
Pretty mean-looking beast! Nice, grubby effects. I'm not real familiar with this KV, so I have 2 questions(not critiques),, 1) Are the tracks really that slack?,, and 2) what are those "wrinkles" on the surface on the rear of the turret??
AUG 29, 2015 - 04:21 AM
Thanks guys! yes, the plastic barrel does have rifling, and the tracks on most KV hulled vehicles were quite slack although this does seem a bit extreme. I did use the recommended number of links per side. They were a royal PITA, the pins keep breaking. As far as the wrinkles go, as far as I know they are just casting flaws, you can see them clearly in walkaround photos of the actual tank that Bronco used as a reference. Cheers,
AUG 29, 2015 - 04:46 AM
Super job on the weathering and finish, Colin! Looks like a good kit to add to the stash. Terry
AUG 29, 2015 - 10:15 AM
You will often come across KV tank images with very slack tracks but they should of course not be like that when correctly maintained.
AUG 29, 2015 - 01:17 PM
I have a 1/30th scale version of this tank from a Soviet model company made in the 1980's. The detail is horrible. More work was put into the design of the batteries and gearbox to make it run than anything else. I have had it since that time when brought out of Russia by my friend who was posted there by the US Govt. I am building it as a memorial build. There are no after market parts for my kit!!. I am not making up for any flaws in the kit. Just a basic built and a decent paint job.It is a joy to see your version and it looks great! Well done sir.
AUG 29, 2015 - 03:13 PM
nice job !
AUG 29, 2015 - 06:00 PM
Nice work Colin, but the tracks look way too loose, any attempted turn would throw a track. I used the same bronco tracks on a kit bashed KV-85 I did and thought they were excellent, just trial fit as to the number of links. From most KV pic's your drive sprockets look a bit low or maybe the swing arms are a bit high (collapsed suspension), perhaps that is why the tracks are loose
AUG 30, 2015 - 05:44 PM
A real dirty rotten scoundrel, that one!!
AUG 31, 2015 - 08:00 PM
Thanks for the comments all, Eoin you may be right, the suspension is supposed to be workable, I may just glue it in a not so collapsed position.
SEP 01, 2015 - 11:24 AM