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 Post subject: academy 1/35 Magach 7
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 07:01 
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Much to the anoyence of Malcom I started this "ground target build" :lol:
Academy Maghach of the IDF during the 80's.
It is basically a very up armours and armed M-60 Patton MBT but also uses the Merkava trive train.

ImageIMG_20190904_063056 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190904_065719 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190904_063114 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I looked at some vids of weathering on armour I want to try.

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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 10:48 
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Look forward to the build. :smt023

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You need to make it realistic by burning some holes through the turret to represent a hit or two from some Egyptian APFSDS or HEAT rounds :wink:


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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 13:21 
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Neewat. these were tough tanks and in the Negev they moced to fast to be hit :lol:
Starting to look like a modern MBT now....there are a load of little things onto this model!
ImageIMG_20190906_130840 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
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Primer on, then base black for shading effect. I now need to find a match for the Israeli sand grey in Tamiya acrylic :?: :?: :?:
I got primer on and then a black basecoat over all , this will be lightened in some areas to give "shade" effect when the colour goes on.

ImageIMG_20190912_161148 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190912_173806 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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As an experiment I looked at Humbrol yellow sand but was to "yellow to me" so I tried Tamiya 74 enamels.

Here is the base with the highlights on it

ImageIMG_20190913_141724 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Then I sht the tamiya over it in thin coats till I got an even look with shadows just showing through, the sides and bottom O added a drop of black to look like it is bleached a little less.

This is an interesting colour indeed, in bright sun it looks very grey
ImageIMG_20190913_144230 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190913_144257 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr


But indoors where it will be viewed mostly the clopor changes to a more tan.
ImageIMG_20190913_171529 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190913_171553 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The pre shadows worked rather well arround areas like the round hatches ect.

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Looking at loads of magach pix I tried my had at doing the dust weathering using a mix of different chalk pastles and the "wear surface" I used a graphite pencle to look like bare steel.

The tracks I had to tie together with cotton thread as only one set of the pins reached the holes but kept comming off, lucky the sideskirts will hide this

ImageIMG_20190915_144505 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190915_150204 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20190915_150253 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

This dust is as close to the Sainai as I can match from pix

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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2019, 17:57 
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Looking good! =D>

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