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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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URDAN DOZER
philhendry
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 06:23 AM UTC
Awesome! Excellent effort!
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 04:30 AM UTC
Outstanding scratch building skills. Hats off to you!
GTDeath13
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 04:14 AM UTC
This is a masterpiece.Excellent illustration of the huge ammounts of work put into it.

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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
Well done, sir
r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:32 AM UTC
Showing the bottom area. If you know your Puma Dozer - Daqhpor then you will understand all this details on this little project. Note the ram attachment on the bottom is not attach as yet.



The details on the bottom of the blade is not done yet...I have to detail the bolts here.




Once all details are done I will see how I will cast this complicated build as the fitting is precisely done to achieve a proper alignment.
r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:29 AM UTC
Top detailed view.... Noticed the hydraulic pack is still not connected to the bottom of the blade.





High front angle...Notice the hydraulic pack details.


r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:26 AM UTC
From the driver side point of view....





Quarter side elevation, blade deployed.

r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:25 AM UTC
Couple more detailed shots...



Deployed down....notice all the complicated joints and attachment. The Hydraulic ram is not attach as yet.





r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:22 AM UTC
Front elevation, note how it looks from the front folded up.

r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:21 AM UTC
Side elevation. Note how it all folds in. Getting this accurately right is a pain in the neck.All measurements should be spot on other wise it won't fold or deploy properly.



r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:19 AM UTC
Now the blade is attached to the PUMA.







r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:16 AM UTC
You can see the details here of the structure. I have removed the hydraulic electric power pack. Blade extended








Hydraulic pack attached




r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:12 AM UTC







r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:09 AM UTC
Every single detail that I can see on my reference is replicated and nothing is left out.
All the styrene shaft pin are temporary hence the length.

r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 01:08 AM UTC
Right, its been sometimes since I updated this thread. Some free time to continue this project. Many thanks to Pumaram (Paul thank you) for helping me out.

Most of it is done. I have to detail the bottom of the dozer and the bolts underneath. I have to attach the hydraulic ram and its swivel attachment to the bottom of the blade and that's done. Some minor detailing such as the retaining shaft pin.

Here are a couple of detail/walk around of the scratch built blade and its very complicated attachment. This is a workable blade able to be deployed and stowed in exactly the same as the real one. I also designed it to be detachable from the tank like the real one.
philhendry
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
I'm definitely up for one of these if it ever sees the light of day in resin.
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 09:38 PM UTC
any updates on this
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:09 PM UTC
here is mine

cheers




gilbertsakr
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:46 PM UTC
any progress on this perfect kit ?!

cheers
Das_Abteilung
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 05:43 AM UTC
That's a good way to not spend 50 on the now very rare resin version that used to be available!

When you said "gauge interest" above, were you suggesting casting some up in resin? I would imagine you'd be deluged with interest as it a glaring omission from the canon of IDF armour. I'd certainly have one for my yet to be started Puma.
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC
super
Bigred69
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
Looking good, Looking good! I really like what you have got done so far.
Nagmakava
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:56 PM UTC
Great work
r2d2
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:06 PM UTC
Thanks Gents.

Time for some updates. The build is going ok but very slow due to other commitments. I also need to comb through every details i can possibly make at this scale and also keeping an accurate angles and proportion. I want this to be as close to the real thing as I can. The blade is almost complete. Next is the attachment to Hobby Boss Puma. Once completed mould making will commence and hopefully my pressurised casting will give me the best result possible. Stay tune. Total individual parts made for the blade alone is 60 pieces minus hydroelectric box and attachments.



Top view. I will add details bolt by bolt until I'm happy with it.


Here you can see the side blade shaped as in the original blade.



Side view and details. Not done yet, I have to add the manual chain attachment on the side and the number.


Hydroelectric box. This is small and had some complicated angles.





A view from the under side... details to be added.



Big thanks to those who helped with reference especially to Mr. Michael Mass - Author of Desert Eagle IDF series.
gilbertsakr
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC
perfect job