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1/35 Military Miniature Series no.372
Russian Heavy Tank KV-1 Model 1941 Early Production
Item No: 35372

Length: 198mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

A Weighty Adversary
The Soviet KV-1 was officially adopted in 1939 and went through a number of variants. Model 1941 KV-1s employed the 76.2mm ZIS-5 gun, which could tear through the armor on contemporary German tanks; its early production variants had a welded turret with armor up to 75mm thick, and hung tough in fierce fighting with German armor following the Nazi German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, contributing to the Soviet resistance that would eventually turn the tables and push back the German advance.

Soldiers were modelers, too?
It is said that German front line troops were provided with wooden and paper models of the KV-1 in a scale of around 1/20, to help identify the tanks and formulate counter-strategies. This kit includes a version in miniature 1/35 scale on the painting guide to cut out and use in dioramas of tactical meetings and the like.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 198mm, width: 95mm. The model is an accurate rendering based upon extensive research of the actual vehicle. Features realistic depictions of rough armor, cast metal surfaces and weld lines. Assemble with hatches and fender-top stowage cases open or closed. Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections. Includes one commander torso figure and two marking options.


The bulky KV-1, which helped in the Soviet defense against the feared Wehrmacht war machine, is captured in detailed 1/35.

The latest 3D modeling techniques were used to ensure a highly detailed finish with rough cast textures and weld lines.

A commander torso figure is included, depicted in uniform typical of the 1941-2 years. Goggles use clear components.

Left: The model's wide tracks have realistic depiction of upper run 'sag.' Early production road wheels are recreated.

Right: A separate part is used to capture the driving compartment applique armor. Lenses on the lights are clear parts.

Left: Hatches and fender-top stowage cases can be assembled open or closed, making this model adaptable to any scene you can imagine.

Right: This image shows the scale depiction of the mock tank described in the section above, great for use in warroom dioramas.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-1 Model 1941 Early Production

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black
LP-11 Silver LP-54 Dark iron
LP-61 Metallic gray LP-62 Titanium gold
LP-66 Flat flesh LP-74 Flat earth

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-7 Red X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver
X-18 Semi gloss black X-31 Titanium gold XF-2 Flat white
XF-4 Yellow green XF-8 Flat blue XF-15 Flat flesh
XF-52 Flat earth XF-56 Metallic grey XF-64 Red brown
XF-84 Dark iron --- ---

Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74132 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.8mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

Make the details stand out!
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)
Item 87199 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Gray)
Item 87201 Figure Accent Color (Pink-Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73007 Display Case F

Information is current as of April 28, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.