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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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LEGEND IDF PUMA WITH DOZER BLADE
Keef1648
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 05:43 AM UTC
[B]Very nice work.

Small point however, where are the commander and drivers periscope (episcopes)? The Puma is armed,stowed, ready to go but no means of operating closed down.

Keith
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 09:38 AM UTC
hi Keith,

you're absolutely right, I never paid attention to this

I will change the periscopes to "open" position

I am glad you liked it

cheers friend
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 09:46 AM UTC
I only have one criticism:

It's not perfect enough!


Seriously, you should be extremely proud of that kit. Don't know where your skills were at before, but the worm has definitely turned for you my friend!!

Excellent work
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 09:55 AM UTC
Joe, thank you buddy

truly glad you all liked it

it is all in the trial and error process that we learn

some are gifted when it comes to the field of arts and colors and some are not

I am not gifted artistically , but thru reading and looking at models made by modeling tenors of our modern times, I have managed to ameliorate my modeling skills

once again thank you all

cheers to ya'll

have a nice weekend and drink much more
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 01:27 PM UTC

Quoted Text

tell me how, I am not really sure I got what you meant ... let me know what you mean please



I will ask one of the editors to contact you via your listed E-mail and go through everything with you.
Keef1648
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 06:06 PM UTC

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hi Keith,

you're absolutely right, I never paid attention to this

I will change the periscopes to "open" position

I am glad you liked it

cheers friend



I am glad you understood I was only trying to be helpful. Having served on armoured vehicles for many years it was an obvious missing item to me.

I am nearing completion of the Hobby Boss kit with mine roller and carpet minefield clearing system attached.

Again, nice build sir.

Keith
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 08:44 PM UTC
hi, Keith

where can I fond your build, under what title ?!

I want to see how you made your puma

interesting to see the new hobby boss kit

please let me know more about it , it terms of details and accuracy buffering against the real vehicle

periscopes are being corrected tonight and I will post some images asap

cheers friend
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 07:15 PM UTC

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hi, Keith

where can I fond your build, under what title ?!

I want to see how you made your puma

interesting to see the new hobby boss kit

please let me know more about it , it terms of details and accuracy buffering against the real vehicle

periscopes are being corrected tonight and I will post some images asap

cheers friend



I haven't posted any pictures here nor have I posted my build. Thanks for asking though. I will share some pictures if you like.

The kit is very nice and fit and finish is well above the average. I have used a couple of the Legend update kits to enhance the vehicle. The Meng mine roller and Legend attachment have been added and the minefield 'carpet' launcher is being built now. I obtained the new Legends Rocket set for the launcher yesterday.

I would build another if the dozer blade and attachments were available by themselves.


Keith
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 08:29 PM UTC
hi Keith ,

yes please share with me the images

as for the blade , message me your address and Santa (me) will send you a dozer set

looking forward to seeing the images

cheers friend
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 09:18 PM UTC
hi

here is at 99% compete

enjoy










































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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Masterful work, Gil!!!!!! Man, one look at your Puma and you can see how much work you put into that kit, amigo...whoa!!!!

Legend kits always look great, but they are an epic adventure regarding the work it takes from the beginning, given the large casting gates, etc. And that's just to get started!!

Cannot wait to see what you've got in store for the Puma regarding figures and a diorama --- after all, that cat needs a litter box!

After all of this work on the resin Puma, the Hobby Boss Puma will be an absolute breeze for you, my friend!!

Keep up the great work!

Take care, Gil --- I hope that life is good!

Johnny B.
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 01:10 AM UTC
Johny, long time

thanks budy

let me take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a blessed and happy festive seasons

kind regards my dearest of friends
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 01:01 PM UTC
Johnny, your achzarit is next in line ...

will talk soon budy
Keef1648
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 05:20 PM UTC

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hi Keith ,

yes please share with me the images

as for the blade , message me your address and Santa (me) will send you a dozer set

looking forward to seeing the images

cheers friend



That is very kind of you. I will work on some photos of mine tomorrow.

I like the additional equipment added for interest, the webbing (load bearing kit) helmets etc. All typical of the real deal.

Again, superb work and work like this inspires us all to pay attention to detail.


Keith
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 11:34 PM UTC
thank you Keith
Keef1648
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 06:36 PM UTC
Anymore updates on fitting the episcopes?

Keith
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 04:33 PM UTC
hi

I will try and fix and adds-on onto the periscope covers to mimic an open position

lets see how it goes

the model is now complete and I guess I should be extra careful on they are going to be fitted

stay tuned

cheers
Keef1648
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 07:54 PM UTC
Work in progress. Slightly later version and 10 rockets, personal gear and a couple of figures still to sort out.











Keith.
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 08:19 PM UTC
hi

amazing work, please send me the link to your posts

also, can you please send me a set of close up shots ?!

I really like what you have done

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.S.

cheers friend
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 04:13 PM UTC
Nice job!!!!
davejr
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 05:53 PM UTC
Real nice puma keith.which kit did you use?
The3rdPlacer
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 07:27 PM UTC
Good job on a really tuff kit! I must finish mine one of these days.

Skirt 1 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

Ryan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 09:48 PM UTC
hi

your model is an inspiration to me

it was one of the reasons I wanted to build mine

keep me posted on your progress, I would like to see the end results and the progressive states

perfect start