Yom Kippur Zelda

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Yom Kippur Zelda

Joined: April 25th, 2005, 11:46 am

April 15th, 2018, 5:16 pm #1

Here is my Zelda based on the Academy kit with some alterations (the AFV Club one is too expensive!). I used the Legend M113 update set for the resin and PE. It will get proper lenses after paint. m113-1.jpg m113-2.jpg m113-3.jpg m113-4.jpg
The early gun mounts and roof configuration was scratchbuilt based on details I took from preserved vehicle in the Golani Musuem and on 2 memorial wrecks on the Golan, not sure yet if I am going to put some weapons on them on leave them empty. I also took some pics of M113s I spotted when parked up for a water stop near Nafak which helped get the side racks and towel holder the correct size.
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The running gear was modified with Skybow idlers and the new click together AFV Club track. The Academy wheels are too thin so the gap between them is too large, I added dics of 15 thou to each one which helped, I also thinned down the rims details which transformed the look of the wheels. The exhaust extension is wrapped in masking tape. m113-9.jpg
Here is the rear hull, I added the correct hinge detail and all the bits on the door, the jerry cans are TMD holders with AA water cans, IDF M113s are fitted with a step below the rear door, added from PE m113-6.jpg
Going into primer next then onto top coat, aiming for a simple finish (non combat) but with crew in parkas on the way up Mt Hermon.

MJH
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Joined: June 24th, 2007, 10:30 pm

April 16th, 2018, 4:57 am #2

Hello Mark

Brilliant construction & detailing work: but then I'd expect nothing less from you.  Did soldiers vie not to have to put their rucksack in the stowage position immediately aft of the exhaust discharge ?

Andy Lang
'No, I don't know what I'm doing. I never did'. (Carol Aird, 1952)
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Joined: June 15th, 2013, 2:21 pm

April 16th, 2018, 10:55 am #3

Excellent work!!!😀
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Joined: April 26th, 2014, 6:31 pm

April 16th, 2018, 2:20 pm #4

Nice work!
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Joined: April 13th, 2018, 9:18 am

April 16th, 2018, 2:24 pm #5

Looks okay to me, Mark :)
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Joined: November 23rd, 2016, 9:13 pm

April 16th, 2018, 3:11 pm #6

grat idea for textring vents. thanks!
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Joined: March 6th, 2012, 11:35 am

April 16th, 2018, 5:24 pm #7

Great attention to details, as usual. I love the different road wheel! About exhaust pipe I always saw IDF M113 with a long tube. Maybe this 113 is an early version?  Did you have some ref pics? Thanks
Ciao
Filippo
 
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 11:46 am

April 16th, 2018, 6:11 pm #8

The wheel is green because I c0cked up one and had a spare left from another academy kit, not by design!!

Attached is a pic, look at the M113 on the right, there are also some pics in some other magazines I have

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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 3:05 pm

April 17th, 2018, 7:37 am #9

Here's one. M113J_036.jpg
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 11:46 am

April 17th, 2018, 11:41 am #10

Gary Owsley wrote: Here's one.M113J_036.jpg
Nice pic, I didn't realise that the pedestal mount was for a mortar, might have to build one of those now...also realised I forgot the fire extinguisher on the RHS!

MJH
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