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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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1/35 Tiger Model Nagmachon "Doghouse"
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:02 PM UTC
Thanks, that's a great piece of information! No need to mix and thin, I like that, I'll check it out.

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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:14 PM UTC
I'm glad the color is correct.. I guess I'll order some more Of course, I still haven't done any weathering, so I'll see how it looks after some dusting.

If you do decide to try these paints, just be careful because they are quite thin with very a fine pigment. so work with a low psi setting and go very easy on the trigger, or it will pour out

Here's a video review I saw on YouTube that made me decide to try them out.

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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:26 PM UTC
Your suggestion came right in time: tomorrow is the opening of the annual IPMS exhibition here in Vienna, there's a very good chance that MR Paint will be there to promote their products. After all, Slovakia is just a stone throw away...
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 01:25 AM UTC
Israel,

That's a great model, you should be very happy and proud.
May I ask, do you think it is possible to built this model easily without the bar armour? Is it simply a matter of leaving off or is there parts that will need filling and cutting etc?
I have heard really good things about this manufacturer so was considering this option.
Thanks and again, well done.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 02:32 AM UTC
Looks great!

I just started mine last week
I have one complaint though and that is the tracks. For all the work Tiger did on this kit and how well its engineered, I was a little disappointed by the tracks. I figured they would be workable and click snap but not the case, oh well
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 03:19 AM UTC

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Israel,

That's a great model, you should be very happy and proud.
May I ask, do you think it is possible to built this model easily without the bar armour? Is it simply a matter of leaving off or is there parts that will need filling and cutting etc?
I have heard really good things about this manufacturer so was considering this option.
Thanks and again, well done.



Hi Scott,

First of all, thank you for your kind words. As for your question, yes, it is entirely possible to build Tiger Models's "Nagmachon" without the slat armor - you simply leave them off, no filling, cutting, scratch building required. As a matter of fact, if I was building it now, I would probably leave (at least some of) it off. If you go through the whole thread, you'll find a few suggestions for the building.
I highly recommend this kit, and if you have further questions, just let me know !

Israel
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 03:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks great!

I just started mine last week
I have one complaint though and that is the tracks. For all the work Tiger did on this kit and how well its engineered, I was a little disappointed by the tracks. I figured they would be workable and click snap but not the case, oh well




Hi James,

I'm very much with you on this one, I thinks that's pretty much the kit's biggest drawback. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I would've used AFV's "Hush Puppy" track set (for the Centurion) had I know earlier of its existence.

Good luck with the build,
Israel
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 01:20 AM UTC
Nice work, Israel. It's a pity Tiger doesn't provide drawings for cabling the droid !!

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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 01:50 AM UTC
Amazingly great work, paint color for me sometimes holds me back from finishing the project. Until I find the right reference pictures or I just decide to go to the closest color I feel comfortable with.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 01:58 AM UTC
Thanks, Guido. I was toying with the idea of scratchbuilding it (since it's very noticeable on the top of the vehicle), but I gave up due to lack of reference and in favor of a quick(er) build.
I wish the sensors of the droid were made out of transparent plastic, instead of the solid ones supplied...

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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 02:13 AM UTC

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Until I find the right reference pictures or I just decide to go to the closest color I feel comfortable with.



Before the build l ran a little experiment of mixing Tamiya acrylics in order to come up with the best possible match of the current IDF "Sand Grey" (Why is it called "Sand Grey" anyway? It's not grey, and has nothing to do with sand...). Anyhow, I came up with at least 10 different mixtures... 5 of them looked completely OK to me. At the end I find myself using the the recommended mixture of grey and khaki...

Israel
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 02:23 AM UTC
Real nice job!,
what was the problem with the instructions?.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC
Thanks! Nothing serious, really. One or two parts were mislabeled, the drawings could've been a bit better, that's about it. Great kit of a very interesting subject, highly recommended.

Israel
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 02:58 AM UTC
Hope it can help, if you r still in time. Even if it's not from a Nagmachon.





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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 02:01 PM UTC
Thanks for the pics, Guido. I might tackle it on my next modern IDF subject. Any idea what vehicle is on the pictures? A Nakpadon maybe...?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
Yes, Guido, thank you for those photos, they will be very useful when I build mine...

best regards,

Kylie
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:26 AM UTC
Desert Eagle publishing has their Nagmachon book coming out soon so hopefully that should provide some nice reference info on that device
guido
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 02:05 AM UTC
Yes.....droid on Nakpadon !! This device still remains classified.....think we will see no pics of it in any related book.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 04:10 PM UTC
A bit , but here's another locally upgraded heavy APC based on the Centurion chassis, the Jordanian "Temsah": http://www.military-today.com/apc/temsah.htm
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 05:22 PM UTC
Some update on the diorama featuring the Nagmachon...

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=245467&ord=&page=2
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 08:00 PM UTC

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Hello Folks,did kit include the chain?


A new member checking in with a recently finished "Nagmachon".
Your input will be appreciated.















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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 02:01 PM UTC
Slowly re-uploading all lost photos...


























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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:50 PM UTC