KV-2 in 1:35th scale by Zvezda

KV-2 in 1:35th scale by Zvezda

Here is a KV-2 scale model tank by Zvezda that I made in 2012. It’s painted with Vallejo acrylics and weathered with Tamiya weathering “powders”. It’s a mean green beast!

KV-2

KV-2 - I messed up the water decal and opted to paint the letters by hand. Looks OK.

KV-2 - Track detail

KV-2 - It says, "For the motherland" I believe

KV-2 - Gone wild

KV-2 - Mud and dust

KV-2 - Side profile

KV-2 - Top down

Zvezda models are pretty cheap at my local scale model store. I usually end up buying some of them on a whim. Go to the store for airbrush thinner, walk out with two kits of 1:35 scale Russian tanks.

Been a few years since I assemble this, but I remember that the kit was quite easy to put together. I did misingerpet the manual in a few places and made some mistakes. These could have been prevented by looking at real world reference of the tank.

Some historical information about the KV-2:

The Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tanks were a series of Soviet heavy tanks named after the Soviet defense commissar and politician Kliment Voroshilov and used by the Red Army during World War II. The KV series were known for their heavy armour protection during the early part of the war, especially during the first year of the German invasion of the Soviet Union. In certain situations, even a single KV-1 or KV-2 supported by infantry was capable of halting the enemy’s onslaught. German tanks at that time were rarely used in KV encounters as their armament was too poor to deal with the “Russischer Koloss” – “Russian Colossus.”

Model information

NameKV-2
ManufacturerZvezda
Product ID3608
Scale1:35