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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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1/35 scale Dodge turreted armored car
danmodels
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
Hello My name is Dan Silvestru I am from Romania and I have Dan Models ( ex Miniatur Models ) company. This Year we was restart produce some 1/35 scale resin kit.
Together with my friend Giersh Alexandru we was start the 1/35 scale Dodge turreted armored car .
We need some information :
1- The crew is 3 persons ?
2 - Inside arrangement - where is located the 3th person ( the radio operator I think )
3 - What radio have this vehicle ( photos and dimensions if is possible )
4 - Inside front panel ( driver ) photos
5 - The machine gun chair
Thanks




jasegreene
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 02:22 PM UTC
I know Finescale done an article back in the 90's on this and even scratchbuilding your own.Let me see what I can dig up.
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 02:27 PM UTC
All I know it was called "Bambi". I'll try to dig up some more info as well...
danmodels
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 02:56 PM UTC
Any help will be appreciated !
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 04:44 PM UTC
Meanwhile, I was able to find this picture...It carries the name "Bambi".

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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 05:13 PM UTC
Apparently there's a 1/35 resin conversion set...

http://www.mheaust.com.au/MHE/SWIDF/IDF1.htm
danmodels
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 06:57 PM UTC
The production of this conversion was cancelled .
I will made full kit including base and my version will be short roof not long roof as in old conversion.
Was 3-4 turreted version ( different armor body and turret location ) and one version as troupe transport - all on Dodge base !!
Dan
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
Sorry I can't help but this is a great project.

I will definitely buy the kit when available.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello My name is Dan Silvestru I am from Romania and I have Dan Models ( ex Miniatur Models ) company. This Year we was restart produce some 1/35 scale resin kit.
Together with my friend Giersh Alexandru we was start the 1/35 scale Dodge turreted armored car .
We need some information :
1- The crew is 3 persons ?
2 - Inside arrangement - where is located the 3th person ( the radio operator I think )
3 - What radio have this vehicle ( photos and dimensions if is possible )
4 - Inside front panel ( driver ) photos
5 - The machine gun chair
Thanks







The truck in the first and fourth pictures is the same truck. It has civilian pattern wheels common to the post WWII Dodge Power Wagons, and the M37. Were these fitted for display in the museum?

I think Bambi is a different truck. The fenders are different and it looks like the turret front plate over laps the sides.

Also, the truck in the museum has a nose heavy profile, like it was not fitted to the chassis as neatly as the other trucks. Was it a wreck rebuilt for display?

Dan, good luck with your project.
danmodels
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 01:52 PM UTC
Some photos with the IDF Dodge AC project






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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:28 PM UTC
Another pic...

danmodels
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:26 PM UTC
Some progress on the project





danmodels
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Hello,
See the progress of this week at the Dodge project








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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:06 PM UTC
Coming along nicely, Dan! Did you manage to get some more references?

danmodels
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC
Yes my program will be long.
I will made more 1948-49 war models .
Dan
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC
More progress










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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:25 PM UTC
Looking great!
davejr
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 08:28 PM UTC
This is looking real good.I'll be looking for one when they hit shelves.very interested in these early idf vehicles.any idea of a release date?
danmodels
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:33 PM UTC
Some more details add on the Dodge master this week.
Also the extra fuel tank from Jeep was add too.
I hope the master will be finish in two weeks and start produce in resin ! We will start the reservation soon.








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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 05:48 PM UTC
Wow nice scratch work!!!!
Álvaro
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 06:02 PM UTC
First class Dan, keep 'em coming!
Mendes
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 07:07 PM UTC
Excellent scratch work indeed.

Cheers