Thursday, July 5, 2012

1/72 JS-3 (IS-3) Polish Army - Trumpeter - Workbench Part 1

Among other modeling subjects, I definitely have a soft spot for Polish armor. While ago, when reading one of the books of that matter, I found the information about two JS-3 (IS-3) tanks delivered for testing to Polish Army (1946/1947). Eventually, Polish Army went straight for T-54/55, skipping JS-3. Both JS-3s are preserved in museums in Poznan and Warsaw.
Having this said, let's focus on the model kit. Trumpeter makes two versions of this heavy tank, JS-3 (which is going to be my victim here) and JS-3m (later version).
1/72 JS-3 Trumpeter

Here's the content of the kit. Trumpeter gives you optional wheels and tracks: standard and "assembled" (for those who want fast results).

JS-3 Wheels & tracks
JS-3 Hull and turret parts
JS-3 Decals & Grab handles

I also bought metal barrel from JB Models
1/72 122mm JS-3 Barrel - JB Models
Stay tuned :)


  1. Hi,
    I'm waiting for build..

  2. Erhan,
    JS-3 workbench updated :)