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AFV Club M60A1 and "Johnny Cash Special", or Magach 6C

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:32 AM

Again she looks good! Sorry to hear about dropping the turret- been there, done that, got the T-shirt... (sigh). 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, September 20, 2019 8:28 PM

Theat's modeling.

So, some other bits while I decide on the turret armor and wait to get paint for Aleph. I did the smoke launchers, and since no kit I have has good ones, I made covers from cheap masking tape and used Academy parts:

 IMG_5849 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Then I realized the air filter housings should have armored covers that bolted closed, I shaved the latch handles off and modded the cover and added the oil can storage box:

 IMG_5851 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

And the other side, along with some little bracket that I have pics of but never with anything in it:

 IMG_5850 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I'm finding that after a couple of hours at this my eyes are crossing a little....

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:14 AM

Wow that is a very intensive detail build, look really good , I can see not how many in acuracies my Gimel kit has.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:56 AM

Thanks, and don't sweat the Academy kit, you did a good job. I built the same kit a couple of years ago, had a blast, and now have the Meng kit in the stash, whick makes all of them look simplified. My effort with the Academy kit of the "Batash":

 IMG_1275 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

It's close to out of the box, with the Friul "Batash" tracks. It was fun, but I will build the Meng kit.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 23, 2019 11:34 AM

She's moving along nicely! Yes

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:55 PM

Thanks G. I decided to go ahead and use the remnants of plastic turret ERA I had in the stash, got mostly done, and realized I would be short a few pieces, so in a huff I pulled out the box of Verlinden stuff, took a look at it and realized it was good stuff, so off I went. Prepping it is not bad, just gotta watch the dust, and I'm happy enough with it I'm going to replace all the plastic blocks with Verlinedn resin, if I have enough... er, I'm glad I have two sets of the stuff, since a lot of the pieces are chipped and broken, probably from lots of handling. This stuff is old.

So, right side, the back three blocks are Verlinden, the rest plastic, both ESCI and Academy:

 IMG_5946 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

And the left side, only the front three pieces being plastic, the rest Verlinden:

 IMG_5945 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Only problem: I have a burst blister on the end of my right index finger from holding those blocks as I sand a good millimeter of plug off the back of each one, kind of like the blisters my wife gets when she picks her guitar up after a few weeks and plays for an hour or so.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:53 PM

The right side, re-done with more of the larger blocks (modules?) replaced with Verlinden parts, and the top parts on too, more Verlinden.

 IMG_6130 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

And just cuz I could, one Dragon part, in gray.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:39 AM

Looks good! Looking forward to seeing some paint slapped on. 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:30 PM

Me too.... Big Smile

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:44 PM

I ginned up the armored box the IDF put the small searchlights in, mounted it up todayjust for something different....

 IMG_6249 (1) by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I've got a couple of lousy pics of this setup, so there's a fair amount of "artistic license" going on.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:06 PM

Searchlight with extra, IDF-specific braces added, and I yanked the two lifting eyes, dorky and un-needed. Plus, they're not in any pic I have. I added grates for cooling intake and exhaust too.

 IMG_6290 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

And Aleph is in tan:

 IMG_6289 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:25 AM

That searchlight looks fantastic! 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, October 4, 2019 10:51 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, October 4, 2019 7:25 PM

Nice! What paint brand did you use and was it enamel or acrylic?

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:55 PM

John 3:16 KJV

Nice! What paint brand did you use and was it enamel or acrylic?

 

Krylon "camo" tan, rattle can enamel. I like it, it's about $6 for a big can, goes on smooth, covers great and dries tight. The only drawback is the very limited selection of colors, but that's what washes and pastels are for, right?  I can paint a half-dozen or more tank models with one can, whereas a can of Tamiya spray is about $10, and I can paint maybe two tanks with one can. Win-win in my book.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, October 4, 2019 10:26 PM

Cool! Thanks! I’ve got a M48A2 Patton that‘s gonna be IDF; and I painted it Testors tan. Too much of a pink undertone for me.  :)

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:30 PM

Do you know if it’s Khaki or Sand? I see that Krylon has camoflage Khaki and Sand colors. Thx. :)

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:57 AM

Sorry it took so long to answer here, had a show yesterday. It's Krylon #4291, khaki. This color:

 IMG_6291 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

About the same color as the neighbor's dog.

And oddly enough, I snagged a Monogram M48 yesterday, the idea being to use it as part of a Magach2, probably next.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:41 PM

So did you take your neighbor's dog in and ask the clerk if he could colour match him???

Stick out tongue

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:00 PM

No worries; and thanks, Russel! Yes I couldn’t find the Krylon Camo colors at the stores I went to, but I was able to get a can of Rustoleum Camouflage Khaki.

If you’d like, you can probably join the IDF GB I’m currently in with the Magach 2! Big Smile Mine‘s actually the Monogram kit, as well; but I touched it up in some ways. (The side railings on the turret are scratchbuilt, for one thing.)

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:15 PM

G, I thought about taking a picture of him and doing it that way....

J KJV, I haven't done a Group Build in several years, I'm tapped just keeping up with this, but I'll take a look. The last one I participated in was an "Orphans" subject, anything that was in service with someone other than the original user, and I did (hold your braeth) an IDF Sherman.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, October 7, 2019 6:56 PM

You must really like the IDF subjects! Big Smile 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:01 PM

I confess, I do, especially former US hardware in IDF service.

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:07 AM

Okay, markings from DEF are on Aleph, not much but this is what I have examples of:

 IMG_6563 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

And I did the brackets for the crew personal weapons on the turret roof of Gimel, using scrap PE:

 IMG_6562 - Copy by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

And just for fun and since I did a lousy paint job on it, I started stripping a Magach7 I did a couple of years ago, intent unknown right now, but I'll probably use the hull for a "what if", and the turret for a Magach6:

 IMG_6564 - Copy by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Next is clear on Aleph, then some panel line highlighting, and finish up the turret on Gimel. I have enough parts accumulated to do a Magach2, and some nifty AM from DEF as well, so that may be coming soon, unless my modeler's ADD kicks in.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 11, 2019 11:23 AM

You're making great progress on them. Both are really looking good! Curious to see what you do with the scrapped kit. 

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:46 AM

Thanks.

The scrapped hull is already on my mind, partly because I enjoy re-doing older efforts, and partly because I have a couple of nifty ideas, close to the M60hull w/ Merkava1 turret combo I did a few years ago. Parts are being gathered.....

I the meanwhile, I got a good start on the turret side rails on Gimel:

 IMG_6565 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:03 PM

Nice work! :)

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     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:00 AM

That is really starting to look something serious, Russ. This thing is shaping up.

Aleph is looking nice!

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:49 PM

Thanks!

Other rail done:

 IMG_6566 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I'm thinking I'll paint before stowage on this one, give it a whirl....

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:24 AM

Looks good! Yes

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