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KV-85
CMOT
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:32 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the long awaited Russian Heavy Tank KV-85 from Bronco Models.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:52 PM UTC
Looks good, and looks like another kit to get.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:53 PM UTC
Except for the turret MG, is there any other through the hatch detail for the turret interior?
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 01:20 AM UTC
The only other turret interior is the underside of the optics which cannot be seen from outside.
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 03:45 AM UTC
A 1-piece barrel!? Praise to Bronco!
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 03:46 AM UTC
The Bronco KV-85 turret shell looks more accurate than Trumpeter's, which has the shape of an IS-2 turret, with the rounded-off upper left corner.
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 - 11:19 AM UTC
I have a KV-86 made by a Soviet company made in the early 1980's. The model is about a proto-man kit. Maybe some day I will build it??!! This one looks pretty good.
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2015 - 11:19 AM UTC
typo 85 not 86...sorry
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 05:59 PM UTC
Getting this for sure.
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 06:02 PM UTC
I want to get this, tired of the Trumpeter versions...same parts etc..this one looks fun.
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 07:17 PM UTC

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I have a KV-86 made by a Soviet company made in the early 1980's. The model is about a proto-man kit. Maybe some day I will build it??!! This one looks pretty good.



Maybe Eastern Express?

I have been waiting for the Bronco kit since the Trumpeter kit has issues. The KV-85 is one of my favourite tanks.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 04:53 AM UTC

It looks very well detailed. I think this is a very good kit.
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 09:39 PM UTC
I like the sand-mold marks on the back of the turret....pretty cool.