Done the search thing and came up with this :
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/th ... v-+welded-
Have any new information and photos come to light?
I just got the MR Modellbau sharp nose conversion for the Tamiya kit and ideally would like to make a JSU-122S or a JSU-122...
Had a quick look in my books yesterday and most if not all "in action" pics seem to show the rounded nose vehicles.
Back to my project, I don't mind if the vehicle is postwar or WW2.
Thanks for your feedback,
The answer Neil gave in the mentioned older thread are still correct.
Additionally on his homepage www.4bogreen.com is now a lot more information :
Check his IS(U) recipies and his pdf dokuments e.g.
http://www.4bogreen.com/amps-nationals/ ... r.pdf/view
including production periods and numbers built.
The UZTM nose from MR fits the Tamiya kit well, especially when you look at the fact that the Tamiya rear upper back plate represents also the UZTM lifting hook arangement, which is different to the same part in the IS-2 kit (No. 200 hull). You need to add the little triangles at the rear end of the engine deck at the grill frame.
For a ISU-122 "just" replace the barrel, use Model Point or CMK (or undersized Dragon barrel) and fill the surrounding hole of the gun mount ... see the superb article in "Panzer Aces #39"
http://euromodelismo.com/shop/product_i ... cts_id=566
For a ISU-122S you need the complete gun mount from the Dragon kit plus some additional work or you do a scratch build. I also used a Aber IS-2 barrel. Best is to buy the new revised Dragon ISU-152 3in1 kit as it has the revised hull and the parts for all three gun variations.
Best Regards, Franz