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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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1/35 IDF Achzarit IFV Project.
jaberwaki
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 07:34 AM UTC
your build is truly inspiring to anyone thinking of scratch building. great job.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:45 PM UTC
Hay " junglejim" do you have the stock number for that Aber PE screen. Oh and I was thinking of doing a what if but I realy want something that is in active duty. So no what if's here man.

An "jaberwaki" I'm happy that my work is Inspirational. If any of the photos you need feel free to copy and past in your off line files.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 04:42 PM UTC
Hay "junglejim" I found that Aber PE set. Thanks for the help.
Hay look at this "Engineering Achzarit APC" I like the look.

Now that I'm going to build this Achzarit IFV the right way. I have ordered the AFV wheel set. Will still show work, till they come by mail.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 04:00 PM UTC
Hay guy's I have ordered the Centurion wheel set and the Aber PE screen. So once it get's here I'll show them added on to this project. Now don't think I have stoped working. I'll have new photo comming soon.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 09:48 PM UTC
Hello all and "Happy Turkey Day". Here's some work from last night.




As for that Centurion wheel set and that Aber PE screen. I have them both, but the ader screen S18's was soldout and I tryed S16. The S16's those holes were to big and then, I got the S15 screen or plate and the holes are just right.

Now that AFV Club Centurion wheel set comes with rubber tire and wheel combo. I see that Trakz Armor Access has a resin 12 tire/wheel set. I 'm going to try and cast my own set but if the out come is bad I will have to get the resin set.
The AFV Club Centurion wheel set seen here with two Merkava Mk.IV wheels.


I'll be back to show the out come if it's good.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 11:29 PM UTC
Really nice so far, congrats

I have in my stash an old esci t55 and i don't know yet how to use-it so i'm quiet interested in your project

Cheers
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 02:05 AM UTC
Seeing that you need an idea try this one. An I have no idea of what this T-54/55 APC is even called., but it looks really cool.


Now as my project go's on, if you need me to take any closer photos of any spots, let me know.
BLACKWATER
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 02:22 AM UTC
chefchris
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 05:22 AM UTC
[quote]Seeing that you need an idea try this one. An I have no idea of what this T-54/55 APC is even called., but it looks really cool.


Thats a cool vehicle. Its Israeli, but I have never seen one before. It looks like some sort of ARV..... thanks for sharing.

Chris

Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 07:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Seeing that you need an idea try this one. An I have no idea of what this T-54/55 APC is even called., but it looks really cool.


Now as my project go's on, if you need me to take any closer photos of any spots, let me know.



Well, very nice. I've already seen it but i don't remember where
Anyway
There's a lot of conversion possibility offered by a t55 hull
Some of these are very strange indeed





...


Cheers and thank you
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 08:10 AM UTC
OK Now let's not get crazy here. I found that T-54/55 on a russian web page.., wile looking for more photos for my Achzarit project.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 09:18 AM UTC

Quoted Text

OK Now let's not get crazy here. I found that T-54/55 on a russian web page.., wile looking for more photos for my Achzarit project.



crazy? Really?...
Actually I found some pics a lot crazier than those...


:D

Did you find the APC references in Otvaga narod 2004.ru didn't you?
Now I remember where i've already seen it, i know that site
Well, i don't know if the few pics are enough to do the conversion

Anyway thanks for this kind suugestion

Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 11:05 AM UTC
WoW now I love that one man, and yes I did get that T-54/55 APC or ARV. I just can't read the words on the site to tell any one what it's called.,but I'm going to ask some friends that live in israel about it. An I'll let you in on any info I get on her.

Hay I just found some new info on it and it's called: Tarmour AFV. Here's s the link with some more photos and AFV info.
Tarmour AFV link
I hope this helps any one that may want to build that cool looking AFV.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 12:17 PM UTC
So thanks a lot!
I'll begin to collect infos and references about that tank.
If you'll have some other info, please let me know


Quoted Text

WoW now I love that one man,.



It's a german tracked vehicle built on t55 hull.
It's used as fire fighting vehycle at the airports.
It has a turbine engine on board to put, with a very high pressure, extinguish powder (or water) on the flames. That's more effective against the huge fires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM3IDkIzp2w&feature=player_embedded

Anyway the oddest fire fighting vehicle based on t55 that i've seen actually is this





Cheers, thanks a lot again
Oddball007
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 01:54 PM UTC
Those mad Israeli's they'll make anything out of everything.

Caveman great work so far can't wait to see it finished.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 11:52 PM UTC
I'm still adding detail to the roof of the hull, and I'll have new photos coming real soon. I'm adding that IDF "Tarmour" AFV to my build list. I looking for more photo as well...
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 07:01 PM UTC
KO let's get back to the project on hand. In the pass to days I started work on the RCWS-Remote Controlled Weapon Station and it mounting pedestal. First some progress photos of the Achzarit RCWS pedestal.




An just yesterday I made some line drawings to help in my build.


Now the MG's cradle came our grate but I will have to cut that othere part down a lot and reshape it.


See here on the IFV, it's way to big. Now once I get this RCWS fully build I will them show my drawing's and work on the commanders LIC cupola.


Injoy the work so far.
BLACKWATER
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 08:20 AM UTC
Drawing great, thanks for sharing.
Blackwater
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 08:31 AM UTC
I'm always happy to share. I am now working on all three(3) gun platforms. I will have new parts progress photos tomorrow.


Later guys.
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:36 PM UTC
Hello all here's some more progress on the RCWS's and there moving parts.






Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 12:11 AM UTC
Outstanding progress

I hope to see soon your scratchbuild work finished.

cheers
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 11:31 PM UTC
Hay "Spiderfrommars" I realy need to get back to work on all my hull detail but I'm not goint to rush my self., (Not tht you were stating any thing) I just want to take my time and get it right or as clost to right as I can! Now as for my work on all three MG bodys.This will be my last post working on all three of them. So with only 3 and 2 realy fine parts to add. I have one of the RCWS really close to being finished, so here's the latest work.


I plan on finishing the othere two MGs in the project post they belong in. Here's where the first MG stands. Oh and remember I pointed out the moving parts of them wepons system. I was rong. Only two things should move on the RCWS. That's the Camera Box and 50 cal... See here...




Just more photos:
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 11:36 PM UTC
These are the last progress photo on the RCWS.






Thanks for looking in guys and Happy "Hanukkah" to my Jewish friends.
Shanelangston
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 02:51 AM UTC
outstanding build so far ! Keep it up !
Captin_Caveman_III
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 11:34 AM UTC
I don't realy have any thing to post yet but I'm working on getting a lot done first, to give you all a bit more to look over. Here a link to a nicely build Achzarit: I.D.F. APC ACHZARIT