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IDF Campaign
bison126
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 06:45 PM UTC
Here are better pics. Just have to find the Campaign gallery now. I found one titled IDF Forces, is this the right one?









Olivier
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 03:52 AM UTC
Beautiful Merk Olivier!

Here's the GWH 1/48 F-15D ready for decals. Given the number of stencils, this could take awhile. Happily I have a few days off.

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Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:16 PM UTC
I like!
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:45 PM UTC
This is what I plan on building for the campaign.

Cheers Rob.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 01:27 AM UTC
Wow! Got the bottom of the GWH F-15D decaled. Holy Moley there are a lot of VERY small stencils! And to add to eye strain, the diagram in the instructions is way to busy AND off register! I had to resort to my old IsraDecal F-15 MiG Killers instruction sheet to figure out where things go.

That said, the kit decals are actually pretty good. The formation (slime) lights on the wing tips fit the molded in framing perfectly. But man did it take a long time to do! Not looking forward to the top...

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Here's a closer look:

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Gotta stop for awhile before I go blind.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 04:00 AM UTC
Hi guys!

Hey Olivier, your Merk looks great!

Nice choice Rob!

Michael, tremendous job on this wing thing...

Cheers!

Marco
BigSmitty
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 09:13 AM UTC
Joined up a while ago, but I'm just now getting my bench clear enough to get this campaign entry started:



This is the second Hobby Boss kit I've worked on, and the first (1/35 ZLC2000) turned out pretty nice with only a few mis-marks on the instructions.

A quick look at this kit shows workable tracks, which is pretty cool, I suppose. Should be a fun build.





Watching all the other Merk builds in the campaign to look for areas of concern, etc.
BigSmitty
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2015 - 07:07 PM UTC
Work continues on the Merkava IIID. Last night while streaming Band of Brothers in the background I was able to get the first two steps completed.



The instructions give you the option of using P/E parts or shaving plastic parts off a kit part. I opted for the P/E parts, fixed to the kit with a small bit of Future (great for attaching P/E parts that don't have any load on them).





Rear left and rear right lower hull photos. Added in just a small bit of Mr Surfacer 1000 on each of the tow hooks to blend in with the hull. Overall fit (to this point) has been excellent.



Drive sprockets, idler wheels and road wheels. All are multi part affairs, with the idler wheels bagged as separate pieces. Probably some of the best I've seen done in plastic ever. Each outer face of the inner half of the road wheels (yeah, if that makes sense) had six smallish ejector pin marks that were easily filed away with a few passes from a medium grit sanding stick.

Four hours of work on this, and I'm only two steps into the build... sheesh.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:46 AM UTC
Was the droid used on the Merkava III?

ArtyG37B
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 05:38 AM UTC

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Was the droid used on the Merkava III?



Not sure definitely, I think I've seen a pic or 2 on google. but I'm putting it on mine anyways, it does make it look interesting.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 06:08 AM UTC

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Was the droid used on the Merkava III?



Not sure definitely, I think I've seen a pic or 2 on google. but I'm putting it on mine anyways, it does make it look interesting.



I had not considered this, when I bought the III. It was on deep discount and a tank I wanted to try my hand at. The droid was the reason for this desire.
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:24 AM UTC
Have a look here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=169520

Cheers Rob.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:55 AM UTC



That is the thread that interested me, in the Merkava. But, they are discussing a IV, not a III. Still very informative. Thank you.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 03:37 PM UTC
Step 1, minus return rollers.

retiredyank
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 04:36 PM UTC
Is there an aftermarket barrel, for the Merkava 3D? HobbyBoss did not use slide molding and it will be rather difficult to hide the seam.
EHAM0624
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:29 PM UTC
For this campaign I wanted to participate with some armor and I most likely will but while building something for another campaign I thought I needed some "re-scribing"practice. Going true my stash I found a suitable candidate which could lead to an IDF build,..so for the moment I'm participating with this old Heller 1/72 Fouga Magister.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:38 PM UTC
I continue to be impressed by the great work here! My armor never looks as used as other people's, I just don't have the weathering knack.

The F-15 continues slowly. The number of stencil and panel number decals is mind numbing, as is their size! But I've got the top, bottom, and port side done. One more side and the weapons and then I can finish it off!

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Michael
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 03:48 AM UTC
Is it too late to start this campaign? I have an F-16 Falcon kit with IDF markings and 3 color camo that's been my stash for 10 years.
BigSmitty
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 08:41 AM UTC
The latest update (1/25):

Meng's IDF Tank Crew built up (much better than my other stash alternative - Academy's Israeli Tank Crew) and blu-tac'd for photos. Upper and lower hull joined, but turret halves are dry fit currently. Tracks are built, and halfway through step 12 of the instructions.









EHAM0624
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Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 04:35 AM UTC
Update on the fouga, easy built but the kit is old,.. I'm still in doubt which fouga to buy with so many "new"fouga's coming out.
Anyway the rescribing went ok I guess,..
The old heller kit does need some putty to fill some gaps but it's no big deal.



i made some pitot probes


Some pre-shade


after the first layers of paint


and with some decals


Next the base and some pigments that i will add
Kanguroo
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Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:36 AM UTC
Hi all,
What a impressive stuffs. IDF, IAF...

I've started my kit. Compared with Soviet tank:


I assembled the bottom hull mixed with all of the pigments I had. Terrible!


;)

Regards,
K.
dcandal
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 06:29 AM UTC
Hi, I´m going to begin this campaign with a Tamiya 1/35 Merkava,

retiredyank
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 06:39 AM UTC
It's raining Merks. I received the droid, today. I'm having a little difficulty, with the etch. I will be replacing the length of the barrel, with tubing to eliminate the seam.

Jan: I'm liking the fouga.
Mr. K: I'd take the Merk.IV over the T-64 any day of the week.
dcandal
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 04:43 AM UTC
Here I´m preparing the wheels to give the prime,


mvaiano
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 03:26 PM UTC
Nice guys! Fantastic works!

Cheers!

Marco