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Egyptian Stalin 3 Kit?
TopSmith
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 10:08 AM UTC
Who made a kit of the Egyptian Stalin 3's? Was it Dragon?
Grauwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 10:37 AM UTC
Trumpeter made an IS3M which is the variant Egypt operated.
Comes with Russian and Egyptian markings.

It is an excellent kit of this variant.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-00316-is-3m--114569

Recommended for any Soviet armor fan or Six-Day War modeler.

Cheers,
MassimoTessitori
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 05:30 PM UTC
You can find a thread here:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=282144&page=1
GTDeath13
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 08:21 PM UTC
I am using the Trumpeter kit for my Egyptian JS-3 but it is only a good start:

- Decals for the Egyptian version are incorrect, StarDecals make a great set

- The gun barrel is short and the two halves are not the best fit. There are metal aftermarket options available.

- Lots of minor details are missing like fuel lines, handles etc. Some good additions can be made by using the Eduard pe set and byscratchbuilding.

- The overall fit of the hull parts is flimsy

- The rubber band tracks are not the best in detail and ease of use/paint. I am using Friul.

The kit OOB with some TLC will produce a decent model. With some careful weathering it will be a beautiful model.
TopSmith
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 01:10 AM UTC
Thanks for the advice. I am making a set of Egyptian armor from the 67 war.
GTDeath13
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 01:29 AM UTC

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I am making a set of Egyptian armor from the 67 war.

If you use Facebook we run for a group "Arab-Israeli wars". Lots of good photos and people who took part in the conflicts