QuanGuan 100239 – KV-2 / KW-2 / KB-2 – Soviet Heavy Tank (Speed Build Review)

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In the form of an upgrade, QuanGuan once again releases a KV-2, but it does not differ significantly from its predecessor. In terms of quality, nothing has changed in the meantime either.

Manufacturer: QuanGuan
Set-Number: 100239
Theme: Military
Release: 2022
Parts: 1180
Figures: 4
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 3 Hours

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Instructions

Construction

The hull of the KV-2 is similar to many other QuanGuan models in the first construction steps. A basic framework of bricks and windows is created on a plate. The engine is again made from the usual molded parts used on almost every tank. Unfortunately, the built grenades don’t stick to the 2×3 plate at all and have to be glued. The tires are also of rather mediocre quality. The rubber is very hard and fits quite loosely. The chains are a bad copy of COBI. While visually they are almost identical, the function is significantly worse. The links catch and therefore the tracks roll poorly on slippery surfaces. However, a piece of paper is enough to make them work well. The upper part of the hull is not built up piece by piece. Instead we build them completely separately and then attach them to the lower hull. It can be easily removed again, revealing the inner workings.

Windows are also used in the turret to gain height quickly. We at COBI only know such construction techniques for ship models. The pipe is quite wobbly and quickly detaches when you move it. The side parts, gun barrel, rear with hatch and the roof are now being built in several separate construction phases. They are attached to the turret via brackets and are very stable. This sits very loosely on the hull and with a little momentum it turns in circles several times.

Conclusion:

Basically, COBI is always the first choice when it comes to copied models. However, QuanGuan also has some in-house developments that are definitely worthwhile. If you can’t or don’t want to buy COBI, this KV-2 is an acceptable model with few quirks and largely high clamping force. Of course, it is also significantly cheaper.

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