Continuing their list of early war vehicles Zvezda has released another excellent kit in the shape of a KV-I. This was the first truly successful Soviet heavy tank and it served throughout the war. This kit seems to capture the bulk and mass of this early monster. Cast on two sprues (which gives hope that Zvezda will also cast a KV-II) in superb detail this is another happy addition to Zvezda's growing line of 1/100 scale models.
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the box art on the new models is excellent
the rear of the box has the assembly instructions
lower chassis, side A
lower chassis side B
track and bogey-wheel details
upper hull and turret, side A
upper hull and turret, side B
upper hull details,
the unevenness seen in the left side of the casting is a color variation in the plastic,
the surface is smooth
Frankly I am running out of superlatives to heap on Zvezda models so let me simply say this; it is up to the usual standard of Zvezda kits.
Very Highly Recommended, John