Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Trumpeter 1/72 JS-3 Stalin , help me please.(by Erhan)

Hello dear friends,

I completed the two models but I didn't take photos. A T-55 Enigma and a Jagdtiger. Wait please for this models..

Now, Barış Bayar and I are doing a mini-campaign. JS-3 campaign. I am building the Trumpeter kit. Barış Bayar is building the Roden kit. I did Roden/Stalin a few years ago . Both of them are very nice.


At first, here is preview about Trumpeter kit :

Turret casting surface is very realistic,

Ready for tracks are also very nice,

Also given track parts,

The upper and lower part of the body, nice mold,

Some parts, usually nice and clean molding,

continue with the assembled track,

with Roden, a family photo,

fuel tanks,

Wires supplied with the kit for handles on the turret,

opened holes with the drill, but the wires are wrong lenght.

I fixed wires and assemble,

some putty (sanding again after photos)

comparison with Roden, (click please for Roden http://miniafv.....-is-3-stalin-eatalay.html)

Holes in the wheels .. Need to drill again.

I want to build an Egyptian tank. I couldn't decide about master color, which yellow, which paint ??,  please help ...

A few references (for help)

click please for second page http://miniafv...../trumpeter-172-js-3-stalin-continue-by.html


  1. That's a very nice model of an IS3, Erhan - puts together well, and the overlong wire on the handholds and lack of holes in the road wheels seem on this reading to be minor inconveniences easily remedied. I suspect indeed that the intention is that the holes to accept the handholds are intended to be drilled right through the turret wall, which would make the handhold pieces easy to adjust and even up.


  2. Very nice finish on the turret. I am impressed by the Trumpeter kits. I have Trumpeter 'Famo' half track that is of a very high standard. Good kits.

  3. Try Mr.Color No.44 Tan + white 10%


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