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Magach 7C
Posted by RBaer on Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:43 PM

I've succumed to my ailment, and have started something else before finishing what's on the bench, again. Using an Academy Magach 7C for the IDF stuff ,and a slightly modifeid Takom hull from one of their very nice Brave Tiger kits and Friul tracks, I'm off to the races. So far:

 IMG_0914 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0913 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I built the Academy kit a few years ago, but it went into the recycle line and most of it ended up as  the Magach 6D (fictional) I just finished, so I'm doing one I think I'll be more happy with, using parts on hand only.

Yeah, right.....

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:16 AM

Oh cool! Aways nice to see another from you! 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, April 3, 2020 10:02 AM

Well thanks G. I seem to have a little more modeling time than usual at the moment....

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, April 17, 2020 7:17 PM

Hmmm...  lots of modeling time, no computer time. Pics will come, plus another build started.

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:16 PM

Academy parts on a Takom hull, fit is surprisingly good in most cases. The major hiccup is the relative lengths of the two front hulls and the armor module that fits correectly on the Academy hull. I had to jiggle some things, and exend the fenders to make it work, but other than that, not bad.

 IMG_1292 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Rear, needs some cleanup...

 IMG_1293 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:47 PM

Looks good to me! If half the kit isn't putty the two kits fit pretty well. Wink

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:54 PM

Not that much putty......  yet.

The beginnning of the turret armor modules:

 IMG_1295 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

The several separate pieces of this stuff are often pictured out of alignment, and that's what I'm going for, as well as showing the minor gaps between them, not well done by Academy.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 PM

And on, looks like wasted effort from here, but the basket came out nice....

 IMG_1298 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:29 PM

Looks dang good to my eyes, Russ.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 24, 2020 8:08 AM

That looks fantastic to me. Love the bustle rack and the added armour. 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, April 24, 2020 7:29 PM

Gamera

That looks fantastic to me. Love the bustle rack and the added armour. 

 

It's funky. I was playing with some different materials for the mesh floor of the basket, not happy yet. It's supposed to be thin pierced steel, not mesh or expanded metal, and the only etch set has a very poor representation of it, so I'm still thinking about it while I work on the slick, lots of eye pain there.

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:12 AM

Still playing with this one too:

 IMG_1314 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_1315 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:34 PM

Playing around:

 IMG_1320 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 8, 2020 9:42 AM

That's cool looking! 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, May 8, 2020 6:41 PM

T'anks.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:27 PM

Yum.

Loving this build.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:04 AM

Back at it...  After finishing the Stuart and doing figs for a half dozen or so models that needed crew, I nosed back into the two Magachs. Looking at this one, I realized I was just stalling, looking for ways to put off painting, as I hate to forget something and have to do it after I've painted. I did the last remaining little things like spare tracks, fire extinguishers, smoke launchers with wiring and some added detail, anti-slip where needed, and stretcher and tent tie-downs on the front fenders, and realized it was time to paint.

 IMG_1344 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

For anti-slip, I tried something new: MIG anti-slip texture paste, which is apparently acrylic paint and fine grit in a tube. It turned out perfect for this model, but is way too fine for other applications. On the plus side, it's easy to use and of consistent texture, so overall I like it.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:26 AM

That looks good!!! Yes

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:06 AM

Gamera

 

I love painting- seems my airbrush hates me though. I swear the more I clean it the more it wants to act up... Bang Head

 

I don't particularly like painting, much prefer kit-bashing and used parts....  But, I don't worry my pretty little head over an airbrush, cuz I use rattle cans. I actually have an airbrush and compressor, new and unwrapped, in a drawer, just waiting till we end up in a house where I can set up a spray booth.

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, June 26, 2020 2:52 PM

Some detail painting is happening, almost time for washes and such.

 IMG_1347 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21 PM

Close to done, skirts are ready to go on, then tow cables and antennae should just about do it.

 IMG_1355 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 3, 2020 9:04 AM

Almost there now, love how the extra armour on the turret looks. 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, July 3, 2020 4:25 PM

T'anks! I wanted to show a color and texture difference between that which has anti-slip and that which doesn't, without getting it dirty.

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:54 AM

Not forgotten:

 IMG_2794 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_2796 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I'm calling it done.

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:52 PM

And it looks great!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 11, 2020 10:09 AM

Oh yeah!!! Love how she came out! The extra turret armour and skirts look great! I love how they look!!! 

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Posted by RBaer on Friday, September 11, 2020 10:51 AM

T'anks y'all! As soon as it stops raining, I'll get some decent pics taken and posted. My workbench tends to be a little cluttered.

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, September 14, 2020 6:51 PM

A couple of decent pics:

 IMG_3094 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_3092 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 

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