Warlord’s JS-3 (Objekt 703/ Josef Stalin Tank 3) – A Review
Warlord recently released this pike-nosed monstrosity in an anticipation of Konflict ’47 and the appearance of late, late war tanks that will be making their way to Bolt Action 2nd edition. In this review, I’ll provide a brief history of the tank, features of the kit, and give a generalized walkthrough of the building process.
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|Photo courtesy of World of Tanks/ Wargaming.net|
Upon unwrapping Shcuka, I got the chance to scan the pieces over carefully. I was very impressed by the detail that Warlord managed to include with this kit. As it was resin, I did notice some slight warping with the tracks. Slight bends and warping are a common evil with resin kits; it’s certainly nothing to get upset about. To remedy this, I placed the two track pieces under warm water for 30 to 45 seconds.
With the pieces heated, I was able to place them on the main resin body of the tank and straighten them. To set the tracks to the hull, I used CA glue with some zipkicker to speed up the setting process. Once applied, you would never have guessed that the pieces had been slightly warped.