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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Tiger Models Nagmachon (holiday build)
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:26 PM UTC
Paint used is Lifecolor UA902.

More progress, only chains to fit and detail painting to be done.









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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:29 PM UTC
That looks very nice.. you really know how to paint with brushes.. I could never get a finish like that with a brush!


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it's a fairly new company based in Hong-Kong



They released their first two kits, the French VAB and AMX10, in July 2015.. which are also two very nice kits.


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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:48 PM UTC
Indeed a speed-build, Pete! Aren't those shackles should be painted in glossy black?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 04:54 PM UTC

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That looks very nice.. you really know how to paint with brushes.. I could never get a finish like that with a brush!



Years of practice with enamels, I've not long started using acrylics. Where I live I can't use an airbrush.


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Indeed a speed-build, Pete! Aren't those shackles should be painted in glossy black



Just done.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 05:45 PM UTC
About those parts that are painted red on IDF vehicles, is there a rule to go by? A lot of times I'll see parts painted red on one build.. then I'll see the same parts not painted red on another build.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 06:06 PM UTC

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About those parts that are painted red on IDF vehicles, is there a rule to go by? A lot of times I'll see parts painted red on one build.. then I'll see the same parts not painted red on another build.



Most of the IDF builds I've done have the red handles so I've carried on.

I also need to apologise, I looked at the decals earlier in the build and thought they were correct. I was wrong they are still incorrect.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 07:31 PM UTC
Pretty cool Pete. Nice work here!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 08:37 PM UTC
Thanks Steve for your kind words.

Every time I look at this kit I find something else to do, now the tow cables.







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I came on holiday and forgot the Microsol/set so can't do the number plate decals.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 12:54 AM UTC

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About those parts that are painted red on IDF vehicles, is there a rule to go by? A lot of times I'll see parts painted red on one build.. then I'll see the same parts not painted red on another build.

Hisham



On modern IDF tanks handles are painted in the main color, towcables and schakles in glossy black.
APC's and atillery pieces vary: generally, handles are painted red, schakles and towcables glossy black. Having said that, there are APC's with red schakles and towcables (some Bardelas's and Achzarits), but in case of the Nagmachon, I would paint the handles in red (maybe not all of them), schakles and towcables in glossy black. In my Nagmachon build, l only painted the large handles in red, leaving the smaller ones in the main color. l like to think that the infantry and the artillery clowns paint all the handles in red, because otherwise they wouldn't be able to find them...
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 01:16 AM UTC

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I was wrong they are still incorrect.

Pete



The mistake was spotted (by my wife) after application, l left it like that. I did dropped a mail to Tiger Models, but never got an answer. I hoped they corrected the mismatch, but apparently they didn't (or your kit is from an early batch...).
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 09:46 PM UTC
Folks

Now things are nearly done I've been experimenting with using a digital camera instead of my phone.













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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 03:01 PM UTC
Folks
I've been experimenting with fuel stains





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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 08:03 PM UTC
Just tried taking some better pics outdoors





I was using MIG Fuel stains.

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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 08:11 PM UTC
It's looking good.. just give it a little dusting and it'll pop out.

By the way, that sort of triangular basket on top of the rear deck.. did it go in place for you without any problems at all? I think I might be getting too old for this hobby

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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC
Funny enough that was one of the parts I wasn't looking forward to, but I took my time and it went together quite well. The worst bit was all the feet.

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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC

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The worst bit was all the feet.



The problem is that the base "triangle" came with a break in one of the sides, so I started out with a weak part... but I agree about those "feet" with the holes in them.. with the two feet towards the front, I shaved off the two rivets on both sides so that the feet would fit on top of the holes in the deck.. I eventually got it to sit right, but I think they did it in a strange and difficult way.. too many "variable" parts at the same time... It's definitely not an easy build, but I'll stay after it

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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 11:26 PM UTC
If memory serves me correctly the bottom one on mine was broken. I left it as was until the rest was solid then glued it together.

I really wasn't looking forward to the bar armour either but that went together well as well.

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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
Ok folks, I have aquired these





in order to finish the Nagmachon. Unfortunately I now need one of those magnifying lamp thingy's in order to see what I'm doing. So things are on hold til I can get one.

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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 11:22 PM UTC
Guys, I've finally got one of those magnifying lamp thingies. It was invaluable for fitting chains and shackles to the Nagmachon. My apologies for the image size.





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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 07:32 PM UTC
Wow, beautiful production, I really like it.