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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Magach 6 - M60 slick
GTDeath13
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:03 PM UTC

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Looks fantastic! Which unit/year the vehicle belongs to?



Thank you... The year is post Yom Kippur War, around 1977, hence the extra machine guns something like this one, which has the same unit markings as mine:



or this one:



GTDeath13
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC
I made the canvas and the letter markings on the turret sides and bustle rack. I also filled and sanded the spare track links in order to remove the pinmarks.

Now the model is ready for a matt varnish and after that some pigments and weathering effects.

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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 08:32 PM UTC
Things done from last set of photos:

Redid the numbers and letters on the turret,
Improved the paintwork on the stowage,
Streaks and some grime with oil colours,
Some pinwash here and there,
Matt varnish to seal everything.

Things to do:
Work on the periscopes, lights etc
Antennas
Chipping
Dust effects and soilwork...

Feel free to comment and suggest stuff...

DG0542
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 08:46 PM UTC
Nikos,

Beautiful Model.

I have just one warning about the M60 side views, the IDF also had M48A2/A2C which was the version of the M48 the M60 was based off of, and from the side its hard to tell them apart. The M48A2 has three return rollers like the M60. Also I noticed the IDF made filter boxes tended to end up on the M48s, which having the Gasoline powered M48A1, and M48A2/A2C they would need the filter boxes when they would need filter boxes. In fact ten minutes from my house is an old Magach 3, which started out as a Jordanian M48A1 and was rebuilt by the IDF, and have the IDF Filter Boxes.

Just my $.02.

Overall great model, and enjoyed reading about it.

Derek
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Thanks for pointing that out. I found out that the easier way to tell a M48 apart from a M60 in side shots is by looking at the large stowage bins on the fenders. The M60 has the bins extended up to the edge of the fenders, whilst the M48 ones are not extending to the edge of the fenders.
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 07:37 PM UTC
Some medium quality photos of the almost complete model...










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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 09:26 PM UTC
Great work Nikos, very-very convincing!
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:30 PM UTC
I really like the painting and weathering Nikos. The various shades/tones in the sand color are very effective and add visual interest to an otherwise single color scheme.
GTDeath13
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:43 PM UTC
Thank you for the kind words. Your comments are much appreciated.


I managed to take some decent photos: