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

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  • Member since
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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:21 PM

Thanks G. I'm down to staring at it, trying to figure out if there's anything else I need to do before paint. That's one thing about these mix-and-match models, there's no "I'm done with the last page of the instructions, time to paint" or even better, "No parts left in the box, let's paint" moments. It's a brain drain sometimes.

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Brackets for the crew tarp and stretcher, made from scrap:

 IMG_6571 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Pretty close to primer time, I think....

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, October 21, 2019 8:25 PM

Dang it, Russ. You got me wanting to build my own Frankentank. I haven't been this motivated to add scratchbuilt goodies to an armour subject since my M-48.

I may have something to work with next week. 

It's all your fault lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:07 PM

M. Brindos

Dang it, Russ. You got me wanting to build my own Frankentank. I haven't been this motivated to add scratchbuilt goodies to an armour subject since my M-48.

I may have something to work with next week. 

It's all your fault lol.

I've heard that before, Big Smile

Careful Mike, once you start scratching stuff and mixing it up, you're hooked.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:10 PM

Lookin' like the cat's MEOW all the way Russ!! Yes

                   

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:35 PM

RBaer

 

 
M. Brindos

Dang it, Russ. You got me wanting to build my own Frankentank. I haven't been this motivated to add scratchbuilt goodies to an armour subject since my M-48.

I may have something to work with next week. 

It's all your fault lol.

I've heard that before, Big Smile

Careful Mike, once you start scratching stuff and mixing it up, you're hooked.

 

 

 

 

I've already done a bit of that and I loved it. But I have yet to go full hog on a total custom tank. 

Like I've said before, I have a ton of spare upgrade sets at my disposal.

I know I'm going to have fun!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:56 AM

'Stang, thanks!

Mike, I have come to really enjoy having a finished build that's unique, and knowing that there' a lot in each build that I did. The AFV Club model that's part of this blog is the closest to OOB I've done since I was a pre-teen, and I am well past that now.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:43 PM

We had good painting weather yesterday, warm and no wind, so I shot color on Gimel, finally.

 IMG_7207 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

These two will NOT end up as shelf queens!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:36 PM

She looks good!!! Yes

Looking forward to seeing her with her road wheels and tracks on. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, December 6, 2019 10:13 AM

Soon I hope!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, December 6, 2019 3:03 PM

I can't wait to see a wash pop that detail out! 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:15 AM

Me too. I'm going to try something new to me, Tamiya panel line wash, see what happens....

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, December 20, 2019 11:24 AM

Too much work, no modeling time, except for a few minutes snatched here and there. I started detail painting on both, and lightening the base coat on Aleph to be more in line with '70s era IDF sand. Gimel will be darker.

Apeph, after a very diluted wash using Vallejo mud and alcohol, then "scrubbed" using a Q-tip and water:

 IMG_7714 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_7713 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I get a good lightening, and am able to do some tonal variation, depending on how much wash I remove.

And Gimel, no wash but some detail painting, no markings yet:

 IMG_7716 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_7715 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I'm still up in the air on stowage on both of them, but each will get some.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, December 20, 2019 1:57 PM

Oh they're lovely so far, Russ. 

Do you plan on crewing them, or will these just be for the display case?

I'm working on my own Gimel because of this. I've got a little modification started, of course, but I'm not sure just how detailed I'll go yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:23 AM

The Israeli sand looks really good!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 22, 2019 11:38 AM

I can tell I'm gonna be lurking in your threads and stealing/borrowing ideas for my builds. Your work is great. Very motiviating.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Sunday, December 22, 2019 1:55 PM

Mike: BLOG! Please? And figs are a very strong possibility, especially for Aleph. Part of my morivation for building the tank in the pic is the pose (?) of the TC in the pic.

G: T'anks! IDF colors are really interesting to me, especially when I hear someone say "that's not right".

BK: Thank you, and thanks!

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, December 23, 2019 12:32 PM

I like where you're going already Mike.

I just snagged an old Academy Merk3 kit, and I can safely say that it won't be built as a Merk3....     Cool

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:42 PM

I've added a stowage box to the back of the turret, bisecting the bustle rack. That made assembling the bustle rack all that much more challenging. 

I think I might begin a build thread soon lol. Thanks for letting me hyjack your thread for a minute there, Russ.

I'm very much looking forward to the next step you've got to show us. 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 26, 2019 7:49 AM

Mike: That looks cool! Would like to see a build thread on her! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:36 PM

Mike, keep up the build thread, looks good so far.

I'm leaving tomorrow, got a week in Barcelona, but will be hungry when I get back, should have some progress of my own soon after.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:13 PM

Gee whiz Wally, it's been a long time since I posted on this thread, but Aleph is almost done. Yes, the upper right basket rail is bent, I'm afraid if I try and fix it, it'll break, again. Next time I'll use brass wire for those parts for sure. So just a few details and parts and this one will be finished, and I can finish Gimel too.

Pics as it sits now:

 IMG_8186 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_8185 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_8184 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

More later!

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Posted by M60_ tanker on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:18 PM

Again, good looking tank , Russ! The M60A1 was my tank, I have a real soft spot for them.

Ray

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:48 AM
Thanks Ray!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:13 AM

She looks great! Looking forward to seeing her all finished up. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:24 AM

Thanks G, very close now.....   I'm also going to use a new thread to finish Gimel, should have done that long ago, but I was lazy.

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, January 31, 2020 11:41 AM

Down to tow cables, tow shackles and glossing the cupola view ports and I'm done'

 IMG_8193 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_8192 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_8191 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_8189 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_8188 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

On to Gimel next, or very soon.....

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:53 PM

Oh that looks good!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:28 PM

Thanks G. I got the tow cables ready yesterday, should finish this one as soon as I get a day off.

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