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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Puma Batash with Doghouse and Nochri Dalet
GTDeath13
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC

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Its looking great - I cant wait to see it finished!

Thank you for the kind comment.

After the gloss varnish was left to dry for a couple of weeks I did some washes:

- A light brown heavy wash on the tracks, followed by a dark brown pinwash and a medium brown wash.

- A very dark pinwash on the rest of the vehilce, followed by a filter with a brownish-greenish accent.

- A a black wash followed by a brown heavy wash at the wheels of the miner roller.

All that was sealed with a satin varnish layer and we are now ready for some streaks, the first layer of chipping, and more weathering.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC
Nikos, that is some really beautiful wash technique. I love how you explain the different layers of washes you use. I also think the order you work in makes sense. I can't wait for the next set of photos.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 01:48 PM UTC
Simply brilliant!

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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Phantastic work Nikos!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
Terrific build!
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
perfectly done Nikos

superb attention to details and building skills
GTDeath13
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Thank you all for the kind comments, really appreciate them.

After the satin varnish dried, I did the following:

- First stage of chipping, using stlightly lightened up basic paint color.
- A heavy brown wash on the wireropes.
- Some streaks with brownish shades on the side skirts and the lower parts of the vehilce. I also did that on some parts of the Doghouse.
- A light desert sand wash on the tracks, the minerollers and the lower parts of the hull (not on the side skirts though).

A matt varnish will be applied and the final stages of painting and weathering will begin.


GTDeath13
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
Matt varnish, chipping done, headlights, searchlight, periscopes and windows done. Not happy with the depth of the windows but not much can be done now. Pigments and dusting left, plus the metal finish on the tracks and the machineguns. Oh the antenna too!

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
Beautiful finish. I agree about the windows... I must have missed how you did them? Were those clear parts or not?

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 06:37 PM UTC

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Beautiful finish. I agree about the windows... I must have missed how you did them? Were those clear parts or not?

Mario



The windows are a result of bad estimates and choices by me. Legend offers the Doghouse hollow, but the window openings need to be drilled out.



Then you add a double photoetched frame (front and back) with the clear part in the middle.



Unfortunately I thought that I would have enough optical depth over the painted clear parts but that was not the case.

The best choice I should have made would be to drill out the windows (which Legend instructs to do so) and mask the clear parts for painting and weathering. I did not do so because I stained some of the clear parts with glue.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 07:09 PM UTC
Ouch, sorry to hear about the stained clear pieces.

I guess there is no turning back now as any additional work on the windows might make things worse... Still it is a beautiful piece and you should be proud of it.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 03:56 PM UTC

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I guess there is no turning back now as any additional work on the windows might make things worse...

Mario



I will be tinkering with the windows a little more, mainly with some liquid glass and varnishes and see what I might achieve.

Thanks for the nice words on the model, still I have to finish the windows and then dust it.
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
I am calling this model finished except some stowage that might be added later. More and better photos will be posted tomorrow.

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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
The finished model:

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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 02:18 PM UTC
Very impressive work, Nikos! What kind of stowage do you plan to add?

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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 07:47 PM UTC

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Very impressive work, Nikos! What kind of stowage do you plan to add?




Thank you. I am planning to build a second Puma, with Nochri and Carpet system. Got the Legend updage/upgrade set, the Legend detail set and the Legend stowage set. What stowage is left over from these sets will be added to the Batash. I am also planning to build some minefield marking flags.

Some ideas and equipment: