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Sh'ot for 6-Day war Campaign
Neill
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 05:37 AM UTC
School starts in a month so I am BACK with a new model for display in my classroom, so with the 6-Day War Campaign decided on a 1/25 Centurion renamed "Sh'ot" or Scourge in Israel.

In my June Trip to Israel, I saw lots of Mk III converted to APC, but as this is the 50th Year Jubilee for the 6-Day War, I wanted to recreate one from that era. Lots of version and even some IDF ones, but I need it to be larger scale so Tamyia old 1/25 Centurion is the base.

Not building interior as I always loved Shep Paine's words: Never put time and energy into what they will not see."

Minor Modifications to make it 1967 Israeli, but must decide on the gun . . . While in Israel in June, i did some research, saw a few originals. So according to that research some of the Sh'ot when into battle with the old 20 pounder and some with the up-graded gun. By 1973 all were upgraded. Still thinking on that one.

Basic chassis, but plan to leave just one rear dust skirt off to show drive and road wheels assembly - kinda nice on this old model.

AS anyone who has had to paint one of these beasts real time knows, we never cover the rubier part of the road wheel. In a few miles it is chipping and wearing off. Tried to capture that wear and chipped effect with the salt chipping technique.

Black base coat, Brit version of olive green, dullcote to seal, then paint brushed on water at key points, cover in salr ( used sea salt this time) and spray of the Israeli "sand" scheme

To work the rubber area I did mask the inner road wheel to ckket me base color - Frog painters tape (Like BLue, but green) cut out area away exposing rubber wheel - paint, chipp mess with it. Once basic built and paint done I will weather . . .
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:57 PM UTC
Will be following this one. I'm in the process of building AFV Club's offering for the same campaign.
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:15 PM UTC
Awesome. Love to see any pic of your work . .. link to any research also. Because of where we were in the Golan, they asked me not to take any pics..


John
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC

Quoted Text

link to any research also



What exactly is on your mind? I have plenty of those, I need you to narrow it down...

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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
Nice work John, I have this kit built from when I was a teenager, and have always wanted to re-do it as an IDF version. I'll be watching your progress.
Neill
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 09:28 AM UTC

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link to any research also



What exactly is on your mind? I have plenty of those, I need you to narrow it down...




Mainly interested in any VISIBLE external changes. I know of the Main gun and the new Engines, but were there exterior modifications to the hull.

One area I cannot find any reference pic is the support structure by the road wheels for the Dist skirts. see they had to locking nuts at the hull, but not sure of the hidden supports. I plan to drop on skirt to show the Drive and road wheel.

Thanks for anything!

John
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:46 PM UTC
PM sent.
Neill
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
Wanted to add on a couple of road-wheels as part of detailing/stowage, so I us the tacky stick, Instant Mold, to make my own mold. Drop stick in hot water, roll together press into rough shape. Then pressed in kit Road wheel. 24 hours, pop out kit part, mixed Apoxie putty and pressed it into the mold. few hours later - - - Road-wheels, clean, sand and paint


Here is a pre track, pre dust skirt, pre final paint, pre detailing, pre weathering picture:


Get the Xacto out need to do something with this Tank Commander -
Neill
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 05:43 AM UTC
Thank you! Great Pic and great help. John Neill
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 05:48 AM UTC
Getting near the end . . . WIP







and carved away the uniform on the Commander . . .



he may not be done in time for Campaign End
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 05:12 AM UTC
Sunday - a little closer to being done... little painting, detailing, washes, dry-brushing . . . oh where has the time gone




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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:39 AM UTC
here is my finished (I think) Mk III Israeli Centurion Shot - the Scourge. Neill






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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC
Finally haave idea forthe Commander Figure .... to late for the Campaign, but not for my classroom. I will continue this in
HistoricusForma - Israeli Tank Commander 1967

Finally got the right idea . . . Tank Commander sitting atop the commander cupola and hatch praying in his Tallit with Shofar in his hand: "Adonai Tezvoat bless this Scrouge" (Scourge was the Israel Nickname for the Centurions)