IDF "Monster" WIP

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IDF "Monster" WIP

Joined: January 10th, 2009, 3:29 am

May 27th, 2012, 4:25 pm #1

I chose to use the Verlinden kit and make corrections as I could.




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Joined: December 21st, 2007, 2:36 pm

May 27th, 2012, 6:21 pm #2

Good start, Mark! Do you have any info about quantity of those moving targets used in IDF? Or Latrun piece is the only one?

If you need my walkaround of Latrun monster- send me an e-mail
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Joined: January 10th, 2009, 3:29 am

May 27th, 2012, 6:56 pm #3

Ilya,
Thanks!! I think there was only one! The one in Verlinden's Sherman book and the one at Latrun seem to be the same vehicle. I have been using the SVSM walk around and Verlinden's book as reference. I would be nice to see the right hand side though.
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 8:14 pm

May 27th, 2012, 7:14 pm #4

I can email you some pictures of the right hand side Mark
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:21 pm

May 27th, 2012, 9:07 pm #5

I chose to use the Verlinden kit and make corrections as I could.




Hi Mark

Looking good. Neat work on the empty tool holders and extended rear tow hook. If I remember correctly the Verlinden book mentions it was extended to tow another target vehicle - wonder if there's any info out there on it?

How do you rate the conversion? That plate on the engine deck looks very thick?

Good luck with the build
Owen
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Joined: January 10th, 2009, 3:29 am

May 28th, 2012, 1:39 am #6

Owen,
Thanks! I still only believe they made one! However, they could have made 200 for all I know. The conversion is for (*&^! It was designed for the Tamiya M4A3. Not the M4 105mm Howitzer with a Radial engine that it was actually based off. The flat pieces are REALLY thick. I sanded down the left side and it did not turn out well! Very tempted to scratch it as Jari did.
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:21 pm

May 28th, 2012, 5:40 pm #7

Cheers Mark

Shame they couldn't have done a better job on it. I really hoped it would be a new upper hull with bullet/shrapnel scars and some decent plates for the sides. The turret plate doesn't look too bad though. Are you going to post shots of the side plates?

I might pick up a Dragon M4 (105) if I see one on offer to give it a second go. Posted this last year - I think I built this when I was 17/18!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... arget+Tank
Cheers
Owen

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Joined: January 10th, 2009, 3:29 am

May 28th, 2012, 6:23 pm #8

I saw that earlier post. Your best starting point is the Dragon 6548. All you will need to change is the track, two roadwheels, and a idler. Then you can decide how to move forward.
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Joined: January 10th, 2009, 3:29 am

May 29th, 2012, 12:03 am #9

Cheers Mark

Shame they couldn't have done a better job on it. I really hoped it would be a new upper hull with bullet/shrapnel scars and some decent plates for the sides. The turret plate doesn't look too bad though. Are you going to post shots of the side plates?

I might pick up a Dragon M4 (105) if I see one on offer to give it a second go. Posted this last year - I think I built this when I was 17/18!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... arget+Tank
Cheers
Owen
Owen,
Here are the side armor plates.

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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:21 pm

May 29th, 2012, 5:42 pm #10


Not sure about the surface texture though - they'd have to be pretty good to part with cash.
Anyway - hope the build goes well. Please keep us all up to date with it - should be an interesting vehicle to see finished.

Cheers
Owen
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