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panamadan
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: July 20, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 06:42 AM UTC
Go with the Puma now!
Dan
ReluctantRenegade
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Wien, Austria
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:45 PM UTC
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At under $50 USD it was just too good to pass up!



Wow, I didn't know it was already out! The price is very attractive indeed!



sinsling
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: January 16, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:22 PM UTC
Hi Israel,
Agreed...its my fave version of the Puma. I have the earlier release of the regular Puma. Guess I could upgrade that to a Batash config. But then knowing HB... they seem intent on giving Legend Productions a run for their money and may just come up with that too!

Regards,
Johannan
Ruffus
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Guatemala
Joined: April 12, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 04:02 AM UTC
Hello! I will participate with this, the Centurion Shot Kal 1973 from AFV 1/35.





So! let's start!!

Byron
rfbaer
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC
My choice is a Magach3, actual variant TBD, but early since I want to do one from the 6 Day War. Raw materials are below:
IMG_8132 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
I may or may not get into the Monogram kit, time will tell. I have part of one DEF model upgrade, and one whole one, along with what I believe is a Commanders Models resin turret, also a possible. I have three Magach6 variants in progress now, all in paint at least, so I should be getting started soon.
Model on Garth!
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 05, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
I'll be expecting to see those at SuperCon this year, Russ!



rfbaer
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 05:14 AM UTC
No pressure, right?
GulfWarrior
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 05:52 AM UTC

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No pressure, right?



LOL...I'm sure it'll be an award winner!



rfbaer
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 01:57 AM UTC
I dunno about that, I typically don't do well at IPMS shows, but it's still a hoot. I'm always buried in the vendor area......
So I have one of my "real" Magach6's about finished, so I hope to start this one this week. Time will tell.
LukasHaschke
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: August 06, 2018
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:20 AM UTC
Hi guys!

I just enlisted for the IDF campaign. I've been thinking about that since Christmas, and now I finally decided to buy AFV Club's Centurion Sho't (Six Day War) in 1/35. I plan on displaying it next to my Egyptian IS-3M which I'm building for the current Trumpeter campaign, maybe I'll even add a small desert diorama sometime in the future. Recently watched a documentary about the Six Day War, had been really uninformed about the subject before and was not aware that such major tank battles took place in the Sinai.

Anyways, you all have interesting subjects so far.

Regards
BravoTwoZero
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California, United States
Joined: June 11, 2009
KitMaker: 461 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 06:27 AM UTC
Hello,

Here's the latest on my entry, MiniArt's Tiran 4 interior kit. I have completed the build phase of the hull interior. This will be ready for primer application. Lots of work just for this phase and still a lot to go through. Especially for hull exterior plus turret interior/exterior!


Thanks,
Joseph
seanmcandrews
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 06:34 AM UTC
Hi Joseph,
I've really enjoyed seeing your work and following your blogs.
I'm assuming your Tiran 4 hull breaks down into sub assemblies for painting?

Sean
BravoTwoZero
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 07:15 AM UTC

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Hi Joseph,
I've really enjoyed seeing your work and following your blogs.
I'm assuming your Tiran 4 hull breaks down into sub assemblies for painting?

Sean



Thanks Sean! So glad to hear feedback on my blog. Yes, the picture shows the Tiran as dry-fitted. I will be breaking it down for the detail painting. I'll see if I can post pictures of my process on my blog.

-Joseph
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 08:54 AM UTC
Looks sensational Joseph. I hope you get to see all the hard work when it is finally altogether.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
My entry:


GulfWarrior
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 02:16 AM UTC
Looks good!

Welcome to the campaign!



kunjuro
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Philippines
Joined: October 27, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 01:20 PM UTC
Count me in! I have a build ongoing for the Tank Destroyers campaign, but I bought a cheap M51 from Academy recently and I'm planning to enter that for this GB
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 11:56 AM UTC
I finished the two Magach 6 builds I had going, so I started the hull of my project today.
IMG_9146 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
I'm actually using an Academy kit, the old clone of the Tamiya kit, only because I snagged one last weekend at Model Fiesta for $10, didn't want to hack up one of the Tamiya kits I have. And hacking I am, gleefully. I still need to commit to an exact tank, will have to do that soon.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:11 PM UTC
Happy Hacking Russel. Looking forward to seeing what you decide on.
rfbaer
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:04 PM UTC
Well, I was reminded that all the M48A3's got the 105mm gun, and the IDF didn't have any until after the 6 Day War, and since I really wanted to do one with the 90mm gun, 6 Day War period, I pulled out the Monogram kit, thinking I might use the hull to get the correct engine grills... that lasted about two minutes. The old Monogram kit would take LOTS of work to be anything other than toy-like, not that the Tamiya kit is any shining example of accuracy, so I went another way: I cut out the grills on both hulls and grafted in the Monogram parts (mostly) and will build a Magach2C. I also cut off the second and fourth return roller mounts while I was there.
So far:
IMG_9147 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
Don't look too closely, it was a rough job, and I'll also be scratching a large hunk of the fenders as well. Oh well, that's modeling, and I've almost got enough parts to do an actual Magach 3 later.
sinsling
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: January 16, 2007
KitMaker: 39 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 01:40 PM UTC
Outstanding work Russel! Very inspiring! Looking forward to more instalments for sure.

Regards,
Johannan
Kc2gmb1976
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New York, United States
Joined: January 13, 2020
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:11 PM UTC
Hello how are you May ask is this the same group build that is on Facebook as well?
Kc2gmb1976
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New York, United States
Joined: January 13, 2020
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:12 PM UTC
Hello how are you I live in Albany NY and building armor model to
Milatrydioarmour
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: January 04, 2020
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:41 PM UTC
Hi guys its my first campaign. here is my entry it a Afv club centurion mk 5 shot kal with a legengd resin Gimmel conversion



hope the picture is ok
rfbaer
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 07:58 AM UTC
Lots of joy filling motorization holes, how quickly we get spoiled by modern kits.... I'm adding some bolt heads to the suspension mounts too, more for visual interest than anything else, and have got the final drives (Dragon) on, along with Tamiya drive sprockets, mud holes added. I've filled a few of the large location holes on the rear hull plate as well, as I plan on using some nicer parts here. The unfilled holes are for parts that I can use "welds" to fill.
IMG_9149 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
Same thing on the front, filling big holes in preparation for fitting nicer detail parts from other (modern) kits.
Call it crazy, but I love this.
IMG_9148 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
Edit: Looking at my pic of the rear, I realize I've installed the final drives switched, putting the drain and fill plugs too high, no prob though, I planned on making them a little more prominent anyway.