After not finishing any model projects for twelve years, 2021 is going well with Tamiya’s #35372 KV-1 1941 Early being the fourth model completed!
The kit is literally falls together without any issues and was a joy to build. Anyone looking for a weekend build should consider the kit. Typically I’m a slow builder hitting 40 to 65 hours on a model tank or more but the KV-1 was fully assembled in less than 20 hours.
The link and length tracks fit well. They have several punch marks to remove on the inside face but clean up is quick and easy.
The silly string for tow cable was replaced with copper wire twisted together. The bow MG barrel was replaced with an Aber turned brass MG barrel. Otherwise the model was delightfully well engineered out of the box build.
Please feel free to critique and point out areas for improvement.