Build Italeri 1/56 KV-1/2


It’s a pretty simple kit that’s been designed for the wargaming community I suspect. It’s also perfect for people new to the hobby and also, like me in this case, if you want to quickly try out a weathering technique. The ox contains a hull and 2 turrets, one for the KV-1 and one for the KV-2.

There’s a review of the kit here.

The build went together easily and the only part I had to pay attention was the turrets. They are made from a bottom, 4 sides and a top and you have to make sure everything lines up.

I used AMMO paints throughout, starting with a red oxide primer on everything and then Russian green. I added 20% white to the green and then highlighted selected panels and areas. The tracks had a light rust wash applied, then a light dust enamel wash followed by light dust pigment and finally a gunmetal pigment.

Paul Tosney – Editor
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