A monster for its time, the KV-1 was invulnerable to the 37mm, 50mm and short 75mm guns that equipped the tanks of the German army! Even point blank shots to the rear were sometimes inefficient against this sturdy Soviet beast!

Introduction

This is a wargaming kit made by Zvezda in the 1/100 scale (15mm). The box art is nice and the instructions on the back show that this model has only six pieces.

Zvezda KV-1

Box front.

Zvezda KV-1

Box back.

Zvezda KV-1

The sprue.

Assembly Process

The turret is assembled from 2 pieces. The actual turret and the gun.

Zvezda KV-1

Turret and gun (with back-fitted heavy machine gun).

Zvezda KV-1

Very smooth snap fitting.

Zvezda KV-1

Next stick the turret on the upper hull.

Zvezda KV-1

Lower hull plus the tracks.

Zvezda KV-1

Lower and upper hull finished.

And we are done!

Zvezda KV-1

Zvezda KV-1

Zvezda KV-1

Evaluation

Plastic Quality 4 (Good) Good. Hard plastic. A bit hard to clean the pieces.
Number of Details 4.5 (Very Good) Extremely detailed for 15mm.
Instructions 4.5 (Very Good) Instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Building Time 5 (Perfect) Under 10 minutes!
Enjoyment 5 (Perfect) Snap snap and it’s done!

Excellent kit for wargamers in 15mm. I can’t wait to do a 1/72 one as this tank is huge compared to other 15mm.

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