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Meng Achzarit

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  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Meng Achzarit
Posted by RBaer on Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:23 PM

I didn't intend to build this, really. I'd used parts from it on a Trump T-62 (base coated and set aside) but looking in the box, I got to wondering if I could build it using the Trump parts...  the answer turned out to be yes, and in no time at all I had the thing built. It's actually a very nicely engineered kit, good fit and all, so since I'm currently in a "painter's block" I decided to use this to get over it. A few more hours and bang, it's finished.

 IMG_1478 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

Anrenna masts are painted, just not installed. I wanted it nasty looking too, as they are in almost all the pics of them I have, so I went to town on it, looking for lots of accumulated dust and dirt, using those pics as guides. 

Fun kit, and now I'm painting again.

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 22, 2021 6:39 PM

Nice job.  Interesting vehicle.  What is the story on this one?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, August 22, 2021 6:46 PM

So it just built itself, huh? :-)

This baby is one of the wickedest (english?) tracks in the world... Like in: Two Israeli engineers are walking aroung a battlefield ant hey find a hit T-55. One says what is it? The other says: No Idea. Now what says the first? The other says: Lets make an APC out of it!

Mean looking? Wikipedia says Achzarit means "Cruel" in Hebrew.

And it looks very good - congratulations. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:09 PM

Oh wow, now that is cool! 

Would love to see her from some other angles. 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Friday, August 27, 2021 12:05 PM

It's kind of a bad word in English, slang in Hebrew and not something I'd be anxious to put up on the interweb, but think: Son of a ..........

So the Tiran 5 was kind of a developmental dead end for the IDF, they had a bunch of them and needed a heavy APC a lot more than a bunch of cramped and hard-to-fight Russian tanks, so bingo, the "Cruel Lady" was born.

 IMG_1664 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_1663 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

This is an interesting shot, gives an idea of just how much bul the IDF added to turn a cramped invironment into something useful:

 IMG_1666 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, October 11, 2021 1:47 PM

That turned out very nice. 

 
  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:29 PM

Thanks. It was fun, no hassles and quick, just what I needed.

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:54 AM
That's pretty different,looks to be a big vehicle

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Monday, October 18, 2021 11:11 AM

It's big for sure. Check the pic of it next to a T-55, the "donor" vehicle.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 18, 2021 11:31 AM

Bravo! Looks good!!!

Somehow I missed your last photos... Dunce

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

 

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