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Israel Defense Forces Campaign - Active
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
Happy 2020 everybody! The Israel Defense Forces Campaign is now live!



Operational Overview
This campaign is open to all subjects of equipment used by the Israeli Defense Defense Forces. It is open to anything used by the Israeli Army, Navy or Air Force.

The Rules and Regs
1. Must be a subject used by the IDF
2. All scales
3. All eras
4. No previously started kits
5. Dios welcome
6. Aftermarket add-ons welcome
7. Model cannot be entered in multiple campaigns
8. At least two in-progress pictures posted in the campaign thread
9. At least two pictures of the completed model in the gallery

Campaign Debriefing
1 award per participant.

This will be the official message thread. Post your in-progress pics, thoughts and questions here!

Good luck and happy modeling!



sinsling
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hi Richard,
I've enlisted. Was wondering if the Merk ARV from Hobby Boss is acceptable? I heard it's a one-off but have seen photos of it. Just not sure if it's in active service.

Thanks,
Johannon
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC
Yeah, I'll let that one in.

Welcome to the campaign!



BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:35 AM UTC
Hello everyone, this will be my entry for this campaign.




Thanks!
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:40 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign!



ComradeMP
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 05:26 PM UTC
Count me in with a Tiran-6:

sinsling
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 04:53 AM UTC
Hi guys,

In the end 've decided to put the Merk ARV on hold and do this instead for this GB. Irs a Magach 5 from Dragon.





Thanks again Richard!
RobH
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 03:47 AM UTC
Well this is my daring plan.

A 1/35 IDF tanker from 1973, sratch built...

Inspiration:
IDF_tanksers by Rob Herring, on Flickr

And so far...
IMG_1884 by Rob Herring, on Flickr
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 05:09 AM UTC
Lots of good looking plans here! I haven't decided on mine yet but I'm leaning hard towards some Merkava or another. I've got a few (ok, 5) in the stash to choose from.

BTW, still no ribbon. I still like this one from Pete:



I'd be happy to upload it if that's what people want.

Michael
bison126
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC
I still have not decided which my entry will be. The choice is between a Nagmachon and a Achzarit.

Olivier
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 06:26 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Lots of good looking plans here! I haven't decided on mine yet but I'm leaning hard towards some Merkava or another. I've got a few (ok, 5) in the stash to choose from.

BTW, still no ribbon. I still like this one from Pete:



I'd be happy to upload it if that's what people want.

Michael



Yeah, I'm liking that one too. Unless anyone has any objections, that's the one we'll be going with. If anyone does object, PM me and we'll talk about it.



BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
I wanted to get work started on my Miniart Tiran 4. I opened the box and saw that the number of sprues is pretty intimidating/overwhelming.


This would be my first Miniart Interior kit. I wondered what's the best way to tackle this. First and foremost, I need to have a system on easily identifying sprues as they are needed. I went through each one and affixed masking tapes. I then wrote the sprue labels on the masking tapes. That way, I wouldn't have to use my Optivisor whenever I need to look for a specific sprue. I then arranged them alphabetically on the box top.


Now that I'm ready. I'll paraphrase a quote from Confucius. A journey to complete a Tiran 4 model begins with a single sprue cut! After a 2 hour night's work, this is what I have completed.


-Joseph
maximus8425
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC
Same as Olivier I'm debating kits. An Academy Merkava 2D with Legend baskets, a Meng 3D LIC or Meng 4M with Trophy. I have the VMS hull tex set for the anti slip also.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:50 AM UTC
Joseph, to paraphrase Kipling. You are a better man than me, Joseph Din...

I have not tackled a full interior for years.... but have a lot of kits that have them!!

I vote for that award too Michael - Seeing as I designed them, I was going to abstain, but what the hey...
panzerbob01
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:50 AM UTC
I,ll jump into this with.... Hmmmm... I have a few Israeli's in the stash - A Gal Batash, a Gimel, an Achzarit, a Tiran-6 (but probably not that, as one is already in here...), a Meng Merk Mk.III LIC on the way...

Soon as I sort my head on this, I'll take and post a start-pic!

Bob
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 01:26 PM UTC
I'm in. I have at least 2 two choose from
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:36 PM UTC
I'll repost start photo from proposal thread from couple of weeks ago:



And here's where the kit is now:

bots1141
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:29 PM UTC
This looks like a fun kit!!! I love Takom!!!

agriamodeling
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 07:17 PM UTC
Very great choices so far in the campaign. I am still hesitating on my kit to participate with, probably a Merkava IV from Academy.
But first I have to finish the Tiran 6 which I started last year (before this campaign).

May the spruecutter be with you!

Tamas
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I'll repost start photo from proposal thread from couple of weeks ago:



And here's where the kit is now:




Nice start. Be aware that some Blazer blocks on the hull may prevent the turret turning if you glue them to rearward. Unfortunately AFV Club made the choice not to modify the hull to help place the specific IDF parts. This is true for the turret as well. I finished mine a couple of weeks ago.
Enjoy your build.

Olivier
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:41 PM UTC
Hi gents,

Look what I just picked up from the hobby shop. It will take all my discipline to stick with my Magach 5 and not get distracted by this! Argh....



At under $50 USD it was just too good to pass up!

Rgds,
Johannan
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 04:14 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi gents,

Look what I just picked up from the hobby shop. It will take all my discipline to stick with my Magach 5 and not get distracted by this! Argh....

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H_Kcgt51Fsq16nvoJTLmuuZdrEz-7wua/view?usp=drivesdk

Rgds,
Johannan



Johannan,

Unfortunately I am unable to see your link. Apparently I need some permission. Not sure about anyone else.

Michael
sinsling
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 05:05 AM UTC
Apologies Michael, I have rectified the link.

Regards,
Johannan
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 05:42 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Apologies Michael, I have rectified the link.

Regards,
Johannan



THERE it is! Nice!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 05:49 AM UTC
Darn it all!

I had seen somewhere that HB was coming out with that new PUMA kit "sometime in 2020" - and now here it is! I had faint hopes that maybe this would be yet another announced release that somehow held off awhile... Being as THIS is the PUMA version that I want to do and I always hope that there won't be anything compelling come along for a bit... so that my stash won't grow larger as fast as it has in the past! I don't need another big kit!

But there it is. Guess I'll be seeing it sometime sooner then I had first thought!

Bob