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

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
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 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 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 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 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 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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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:23 AM

The Israeli sand looks really good!!!

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

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

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

Soon I hope!

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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. 

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

Looks good! Yes

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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 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!

- Mike Brindos

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

Nice work! :)

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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 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 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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