I started this build as my entry for the 8×8 Campaign over at armorama.com. It was also meant as a practice object before I start the AFV Club M1130Stryker TACP.
I bought this kit as part of a larger package several months ago and it was just sitting around on the stash since, considering its age (the kit itself seems to be at least 20 years old, probably even more), I knew this was not going to be a modelling highlight.
Having finished the KV-1 yesterday, my fingers were itching already to start something new. This time, I’m going to build Trumpeter’s Sturer Emil in 1:35.
It all started on a bored Sunday afternoon… I was browsing Ebay, looking for bargains out-there. Although, I’m anything but a WWII Russian tanks fanboy, after shortly reading up on the reviews this kit got, I was willing to spent up to 10 EUR on it. Especially, since the same guy was also selling Trumpeter’s Sturer Emil in 1:35 so I could save on shipping costs and get two kits. Long story short, few days later the friendly postman dropped the package at our door.