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Tamiya JS-2 Russian Heavy Tank
c5flies
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2008 - 06:48 PM UTC
Scott Espin provides an in-box review of the Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 Model 1944 ChKZ in 1/35 scale manufactured by Tamiya.

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Thanks!
Spiff
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC
Those of you interested in this kit might also be interested in these Aber upgrade sets:

Aber 122mm D-25T tank Barrel for JS-2

Aber Grilles for JS-2/JSU-122/152
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:29 AM UTC
I love these 'peaks' inside! Nice write up too.
Spiff
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:32 AM UTC
Thank you Jeff. I'll have a build log going on this kit sometime this weekend.
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:16 AM UTC
Hey Scott,
I've got one of these in my stash.
As usual with Tamiya, what's inside the box looks great.
It's nice to hear that it's not just my opinion !!!
Cheers

jjumbo
Spiff
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 06:15 AM UTC
I've started the build and so far it's been flawless. The fit is perfect! The wheel assemblies are done as is most of the lower hull except for the suspension arms. I'll post the build log a little later today when I have more "meat" to post, so to speak.
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 01:32 PM UTC
I've also got this one getting dusty in the closet and this is a good reason to at least dust it off and look at it Thanks Scott Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 06:40 AM UTC
You're welcome Bob, hope to see you dust it off and get to building it soon!

I finally had a chance to get the build log going. You can see it here if you're interested.

Tamiya 1/35 JS-2 Model 1944 ChKZ Build Log