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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Tiran_5 - Mission "almost" Impossible
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 11:43 AM UTC
hi,

coming up is a Tiran-5 with Dozer blade

kits used:
A.E.F. Designs T-55A kit KC-18 - (morbid kit) almost impossible

Verlinden 1/35 Dozer Kit Conversion for Russian T-55 Tank, kit#1957 - for use on IDF T. tanks series (T55/TIRAN)

Tiran details by Skif, Blast and Trumpeter (all are left-over parts from a friend)

Barrel by DiVision Miniature 1/35 IDF Tiran 5 Conversion set with some extra details in the set

Tracks by Trumpeter - 1/35 02035 Russian tank 1946-580mm

Interior by Eduard 1/35 T-55A interior For SKIF Kit#35476

Wheels by an after market vendor, whom name I am not sure of

and surely lots and lots of scratched parts and components

the model is intended to have all hatches open, therefore, some interior was also done to mimic the bare minimum
"you know; something to meet the eyes"

enjoy
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 12:08 PM UTC


































gilbertsakr
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 01:18 PM UTC
hi,

front fenders are changed

sides (over track shelves) are fit to both sides

Tiran features are being detailed to fit in designated location

enjoy
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:57 PM UTC
I cant seem to upload additional images

any advise ?!

thanks
jasegreene
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:09 PM UTC
with so much challenge to this project,this is going to be one that i will have to be watching!!!
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC
hi,

I am glad you like it Jason, but I am not able to upload images

I am not sure why

who can help on this please

cheers
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30 PM UTC
hi,

here are a few more images of the recent progress

enjoy































gilbertsakr
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 01:05 PM UTC
and a few more images for this week

enjoy

















gilbertsakr
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:33 PM UTC
lower hull almost complete, remaining are a few fine details at the front and rear

turret up next

stay tuned and enjoy modeling

cheers
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:27 PM UTC
turret almost complete ... here are a few images of the latest progress

enjoy
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:40 PM UTC
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gilbertsakr
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:56 PM UTC
wheels, idlers, sprockets and tracks are up next

enjoy
davejr
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
Looking good !
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:07 PM UTC
glad you like it dave
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 01:02 AM UTC
hi,

lower hull fully completed tonight

turret up next in its final stages

tracks last

priming by the end of this week if all goes easy peasy lemon squeezy

cheers
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 01:28 AM UTC
lower hull and turret are fully completed























davejr
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
Nice work , you're obviously a gluten for punishment lol !! Keep the pics coming
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:47 PM UTC
glad you like it Dave


priming right now

cheers

GeraldOwens
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 08:27 AM UTC
Wow. Just wow. You're a very determined man, and you are getting amazing results from such a weak base kit. You also work very fast, indeed.

I only had good results with one AEF kit, an M4 Sherman conversion. I later bought several Russian subjects (all at once) and gave up on them in despair.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 01:11 PM UTC
Outstanding work on "Frankie"!
A link with plenty of close-ups of SLA "Tiran" captured by Hezbollah.
https://milinme.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/tank-memorial-in-lebanon-3-sla-tiran-55-1/
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 05:54 PM UTC
Gerald; ReluctantRenegade, I am glad you like the model

it is all in the little details that hide the base kit that make it worthwhile

lets see what the end result will be on this one


I will post some images after priming it and painting it
thanks for the web post, my next project is an SLA Tiran based APC

cheers friends



ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 06:53 PM UTC

Quoted Text

my next project is an SLA Tiran based APC



Which one, the "coupé" or the "cabriolet"?
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:36 AM UTC
both
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 03:11 PM UTC
here are a few images of the latest progress after painting

enjoy
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 07:00 PM UTC
Maybe it's just me, but I can't see any pictures...