Ostmodels from Tasmania has long been known as a producer of 1/76
resin kits. More recently, Ostmodels also started producing some interesting
subjects in 1/72.
In 1940 when the KV series became the obvious choice for the new generation
heavy tank, the chassis of the T100 prototypes were converted to experimental
heavy assault guns. One such vehicle was armed with a 130mm naval
gun mounted in a large superstructure. One vehicle was used in the
defence of Moscow in the desperate days at the end of 1941. The vehicle
is preserved at the Kubinka armour museum. Needless to say the design
was not adopted for series production.
The kit is sealed only in a plastic bag, but it arrived by mail safely
packed in a sturdy cardboard box. The biggest part is the hull, which
is made in one piece. All wheels, return rollers, front- and rear
idlers, tracks, towing hooks etc. are separate. There are also some
All of the casting blocks are already removed, and only minor sanding
is necessary. There are only a few air bubbles and only some flash,
which can be easily removed. The real vehicle is covered with many
rivets, which are perfectly reproduced
The correct dimensions are a little bit difficult. The dimensions
found on internet are different. When you take the shortest length
the model is close to 1/72, but when you take the longest length the
model will be more close to 1/76.
Instructions and markings:
There are no decals, and instructions are reduced to a sheet of paper
with a photo of the real tank. You may visit the Henk
of Holland website, where you can find helpful images of the assembled
Read the notes on the enclosed sheet.
Aligning the long line of wheels (8units) must be done carefully.