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  • Zik-20

    Vandra is a Hungarian company that produces resin conversion kits for our 1/16 scale tanks. His latest is a Zik-20, a 152mm caliber Soviet Self Propelled Gun based on the KV-1 chassis. Here are a couple of photos from his website.

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    DAK RC in Arizona will be carrying them in a few weeks. Although I just stuck a T34/85 turret on my KV-1, it’ll be coming off for this. Too cool!





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    Kenny at DAK RC says they're enroute to him, so to me in 2-3 weeks.

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    • #3
      that zik 20 sure looks mean enough to scare a KV 2 into a fast zig-zag retreat. would be something excitedly different.

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      • #4
        Googling Zik-20 I learned it was never made past a wooden mockup, although there were other similar SPGs at the time. It was planned to use a 152mm cannon, same caliber as the KV-2 sported. A duel between them would be quite the "bang & clang" fest! Or maybe a "one and done" shootout? One good thing about its non-operation is that one can do whatever one wants with colors, features and accessories on it!

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        • #5
          Teaser shots!

          Mine arrived today. A couple of hours work at this point, mainly cutting and fitting. Some small parts are not attached yet since the hard parts are ahead; drill out the barrel, devise barrel elevation and recoil. Clark mechanisms are enroute, hopefully can be incorporated.

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          • #6
            Progress Report:

            Repainted the KV-1/Zik-20. No dirt, grime or decals yet. I used the seldom applied Russian 3-color camo scheme. I believe the factory did this to impress the generals at its debut! 😉

            Note the location of the IR receiver. Other tanks will have to stand on tippy-toe to get a hit. And the muzzle is so wide I could put TWO IR emitters in there! But I won't.

            Now, where's that Jagdtiger...


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            I removed all the side armor, reworked the back end and fashioned a servo elevation for the conversion.

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            • #7
              That jagdtiger was just finished from the factory two days ago. It was sent to the outskirts of Berlin and scored 2 kills. It is still sitting there and waiting for you :-)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SoCalBobS View Post
                Progress Report:

                Repainted the KV-1/Zik-20. No dirt, grime or decals yet. I used the seldom applied Russian 3-color camo scheme. I believe the factory did this to impress the generals at its debut! 😉

                Note the location of the IR receiver. Other tanks will have to stand on tippy-toe to get a hit. And the muzzle is so wide I could put TWO IR emitters in there! But I won't.

                Now, where's that Jagdtiger...


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                I removed all the side armor, reworked the back end and fashioned a servo elevation for the conversion.
                Looks good Bob, can’t wait to put “Beast Master” up against it. 👍👍

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