This is a 1950s modification of the fearsome JS-2 tank:
“The heavy tank was designed with thick armor to counter German 88 mm guns and carried a main gun capable of defeating Tiger and Panther tanks. It was mainly a breakthrough tank, firing a heavy high-explosive shell that was useful against entrenchments and bunkers. The IS-2 went into service in April 1944 and was used as a spearhead by the Red Army in the final stage of the Battle of Berlin.” 
I have been wanting to add a JS-2 tank to my collection for years . However, the wartime version – which is invariably shown with extensive damage to the fenders – I am holding off on until I feel I am ready to tackle it. Hence, I thought I would use the post war variant as a test run .
Trumpeter 1/35 kit .