Tamiya’s newly tooled 1/35 Soviet KV-1 Heavy Tank is placed into a suburban Leningrad setting by Johan Augustsson, with the help of MiniArt figures and Reality in Scale accessories.

Tamiya 1/35 KV-1

Germany’s siege of Leningrad lasted for nearly 900 days, from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944, during which the city’s population suffered tremendously. Casualties due to starvation and violence numbered approximately 1,500,000, including the soldiers trying to break the siege, while more than 1,400,000 civilians were evacuated to the east. However, military supplies did arrive both via transport over the frozen Lake Ladoga and later a lakeside corridor, while industries able to continue production also generated stock. The Soviet military made several attempts to break the siege, and this diorama depicts one of the force’s KV-1 heavy tanks in spring 1942, heading for the front accompanied by mounted infantry.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active Key Model World subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all Key Model World content
  • Exclusive product reviews, latest news, builds and highly detailed layouts
  • Read 5,300 articles, in a fully searchable archive of modelling content growing daily!
  • Access to read the official Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World online, brought to life with video and additional imagery
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below