Assembling The KV (SUAB09)

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Step 1. Begin assembly of the KV-1 by gluing on the right hand-side tracks. Step 2. Next, attach the left hand-side tracks.
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Below: Left-hand side in place.  Step 3. Glue the hull upper to the lower assembly.
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Step 4. Attach the rear plate. Step 5. Next, attach the glacis plate.
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Step 6. Glue in the straight edged engine deck for the KV-1. Below: Engine deck in place.
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Step 7. Add fuel tanks. Step 8. Combine the top and bottom turret pieces.
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Below: Combined turret pieces. Step 9. Attach the rear machine gun to the turret.
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 Step 10.
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Below: Mantlet and barrel combinations for the KV-1 and KV-8.
Step 11. Glue in the longer gun barrel.
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Below: Barrel in place. Step 12. Attach the gun assembly to the turret.
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Step 13. Add a turret peg to the underside of the turret. Step 14. Position the turret on the hull assembly.
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Below: A completetly assembled KV-1.

Assembling The KV (SUAB09)

Step 1. Begin assembly of the KV-1s by gluing on the right hand-side tracks. Step 2. Next, attach the left hand-side tracks.
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Below: Left-hand side in place.  Step 3. Glue the hull upper to the lower assembly.
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Step 4. Attach the rear plate. Step 5. Next, attach the glacis plate.
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Step 6. Glue in the rounded engine deck for the KV-1s. Below: Engine deck in place.
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Step 7. Add fuel tanks. Step 8. Combine the top and bottom turret pieces. 
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Below: Combined turret pieces. Step 9. Glue in the rear machine gun.
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 Step 10. Attach the commanders hatch in either the open or closed position.
Step 11. Add the mantlet to the turret. The KV-1s mantlet is the wider of the 3 featured on the sprue.
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Step 12. Glue in the long gun barrel. Below: Barrel glued in.
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Step 13. Add a turret peg to the underside of the turret. Step 14. Finish by adding the turret to the hull assembly.
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Below: A completetly assembled KV-1s.
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Step 1. The assembly of the KV-8 is the same as the KV-1 until step 11, at which point the small barrel and alternate mantlet should be used.
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Below: A completetly assembled KV-8.
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