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Old 01-25-2008, 08:09 PM
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IS-122 Chelyabinskiy Kirovskiy Zavod

Hello!

As Sam announced he was going to build this model I thought I would call mine out as well, just to create some suspense. I am quite interested in how Sam will approach his model.



I have made some progress on it and hope to put some pictures up once daylight becomes available. So far I have found it superb.

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:33 PM
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Nice to see, Siim. I'm looking forward to seeing what you and Sam do with these.

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I have made some progress on it...

Siim
Ha! You’ve probably done building by now. It's nice to see a new project from you.

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I have made some progress on it and hope to put some pictures up once daylight becomes available
Well...it's daylight here! Looking forward to the updates Siim.

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Old 01-26-2008, 10:49 AM
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Is this a new kit? Im not that familiar with Russian stuff but I seemed to have missed this one?

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Old 01-26-2008, 11:34 AM
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Is this a new kit? Im not that familiar with Russian stuff but I seemed to have missed this one?
Yes it is quite a new kit. It was released before Christmas.
Ok, now on to the build.

The kit is just wonderful. The fit is superb, the sprue attachment points are logically placed. The cast texture was sufficient as it came in the box, but the IS tanks all have quite rough texture to them and sometimes even cracks.

I used glue, Tamiya putty and various stiff brushes to add the texture and so it might appear messy right now, but after it has some paint on it should prove to be quite nice....I hope.

As you can see I have used putty on the barrel as well. It is not necessary as the fit is spot on, but I wanted to be sure that I will not discover any surprises once the weathering starts.
The rear plate had to be sanded on the top so it wouldn't stand out so much in relation to the engine cover plate.









The lower rear plate needs a weld added to it. Same applies to the tow hook as the welding there was very messy at times.





A shot of the wheels....super!




The turret got heavy texturing. I moved the turret seamline a bit lower as it appeared to sit better to me that way. I used stretched sprue to recreate it. I also enhanced the mold removal burr with some 0,3mm plastic sheet and then used a saw to make the cut pattern on it. I must say the roughening process is the best thing about these Russian tanks.







I turned my attention to the front again. I have used stretched sprue to enhance the welds. I hoped they would melt lower, but nothing a little sanding and putty can't fix. The welds I added are a bit out of proportion to each other, so I will have to make some of them bigger/smaller.



That is it for now!

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It is soooo awesome to see so much Soviet stuff being featured at once. What a change from the norm. Its great. Great pics too Siim. It looks like it is flying together at will. Question, do you think the surfacer is needed? Were you going for a very heavy cast look? Keep it up.

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Looks nice,Siim! I have been waiting for you to build this little jewel!
Now what about that Pz.III ???

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