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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 11:03 AM UTC
Just finished this build using the great Tamiya Humvee as a base withs loads of spares, scratch-building and custom printed decals to finish it off.







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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC
Great job, Jim! Youíve nailed the IDF appearance very well! Any chance for some more photos?
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 05:33 PM UTC

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Great job, Jim! Youíve nailed the IDF appearance very well! Any chance for some more photos?



Thanks Israel. Heres a few more pics during the build:









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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Jim, nice model have You got any reference photos except these at idf-modelling.com?
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 07:51 PM UTC
Very nice work. Do you plan to weather it?
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:16 PM UTC
It looks good. The roll-bars are particularly well-modelled.
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:35 PM UTC

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Jim, nice model have You got any reference photos except these at idf-modelling.com?



Just photos and guess work..
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC

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Very nice work. Do you plan to weather it?



I may very lightly weather it - not sure yet
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC

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It looks good. The roll-bars are particularly well-modelled.



Thanks Phil, they were brass rod, heated/annealed and bent round a plasticard former.
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 02:58 PM UTC
Did you put anything inside, like a bending spring, to stop it kinking or wrinkling as you bent it, or did you just rely on the annealing?
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 04:54 PM UTC

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Did you put anything inside, like a bending spring, to stop it kinking or wrinkling as you bent it, or did you just rely on the annealing?



I used solid brass so theres no kinking - i just relied on the annealing. BUt I had to heat it pretty well. Best thing to do is make a former so you can match both parts and it makes bending it a little easier. Still took me a few goes though..
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 05:24 PM UTC
Does anyone know what duties this Hummer variant is assigned to? By the look of it I would say it's used by one (or more) of the many IDF special units, but I'm not sure...

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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 08:54 PM UTC

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Did you put anything inside, like a bending spring, to stop it kinking or wrinkling as you bent it, or did you just rely on the annealing?



I used solid brass so theres no kinking - i just relied on the annealing. BUt I had to heat it pretty well. Best thing to do is make a former so you can match both parts and it makes bending it a little easier. Still took me a few goes though..


Darn... I really ought to read more carefully - you did say rod, but I assumed tube!
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC

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Does anyone know what duties this Hummer variant is assigned to? By the look of it I would say it's used by one (or more) of the many IDF special units, but I'm not sure...


Iíve seen one towing a mortar...
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 12:44 AM UTC

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Did you put anything inside, like a bending spring, to stop it kinking or wrinkling as you bent it, or did you just rely on the annealing?



I used solid brass so theres no kinking - i just relied on the annealing. BUt I had to heat it pretty well. Best thing to do is make a former so you can match both parts and it makes bending it a little easier. Still took me a few goes though..


Darn... I really ought to read more carefully - you did say rod, but I assumed tube!



Solid brass rod always tends to work much better for me.
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC

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Does anyone know what duties this Hummer variant is assigned to? By the look of it I would say it's used by one (or more) of the many IDF special units, but I'm not sure...


Iíve seen one towing a mortar...



Iím not sure what this version is but i have seen the mortar towing version and it looks very similar. Thereís also a Gil version that looks similar too and probably a dozen or so other types Iím planning a Gil anti tank version soon
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 08:49 PM UTC

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Does anyone know what duties this Hummer variant is assigned to? By the look of it I would say it's used by one (or more) of the many IDF special units, but I'm not sure...


Iíve seen one towing a mortar...



Iím not sure what this version is but i have seen the mortar towing version and it looks very similar. Thereís also a Gil version that looks similar too and probably a dozen or so other types Iím planning a Gil anti tank version soon


This mortar towing version is based on Galit, it's called Galit Machmat and has a little bit different equipment at the back (racks for mortar rounds etc). Plain Galit is, I guess, just basic patrol vehicle.
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC

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Plain Galit is, I guess, just basic patrol vehicle.



I donít think so. That would be called Hummer Siyur. The Galit designation might simply indicate the raised roll-bar.