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Russian Heavy Tank IS-3M

by: Chuck Bush [ CFBUSH2000 ]


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This was my first Trumpeter model. I found the quality to be about that of a good Italeri kit
One reason I bought this kit was the Egyptian markings.

 

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I found this kit to be very easy to assemble.
The only major problem I found was a gap between the turret top and bottom. The mantlet also seems off-center to me.
I fixed the gap and left the mantlet alone. The tracks (one piece) do not hold paint well and are not glueable. They are also a bit too long. I cut off one link to shorten them. I used a product called Instant iron and Instant rust to paint them.
I painted the tank Model Master Acrylic Sand. After it had dried over night I applied an oil wash of Burnt Sienna.
The decals went on with no problem.I think this kit is a good value for the price.
SUMMARY
  VALUE:90%
  FIT:80%
  DECALS:90%
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 00316
  Suggested Retail: $19.99
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 03, 2003
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.14%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.63%

About Chuck Bush (cfbush2000)
FROM: NORTH DAKOTA, UNITED STATES

I was born and raised in Clearfield Co, PA. Six days after graduating from High School I found myself in Air Force Basic Training. I spent 23 years as an Air Force Medic, mostly in Emergency Room and Independent Duty work. I also have played drums in bar bands over the years. I retired from the ...

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