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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2024, 04:12:28 PM »
Lookiní good!  :smiley:
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2024, 12:57:22 AM »
the camo is looking good!

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2024, 11:04:19 AM »
I was going to paint some trees on the side of the vehicle to blend into the forest but don't have a suitable green - either too dark against the base colour or far too bright.

So settled for just national markings.  Apart from some tidying up, I'm calling this done.

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2024, 12:56:02 PM »
Nice work overall.  The BTR/BRDM turret definitely looks like it was made for the purpose of arming your Achzarit.  The guy in winter camouflage really stands out on the vehicle.  :smiley:
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2024, 02:05:35 PM »
Looks cool!
One tiny niggle though: real world Finnish armour uses small roundels, on the sides, for national markings. The front and back have a serial/registration code.

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2024, 04:24:34 AM »
... real world Finnish armour uses small roundels, on the sides ...

Maybe those roundels were overpainted by Ukraine-style recognition markings after the 'orcs' crossed the North Karelian frontier?
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2024, 04:30:08 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2024, 07:06:36 AM »
really like how this came out.

Terrific work :smiley:

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2024, 08:13:54 AM »
I really like this one. I might have to borrow the front turret idea for my RCAC "Nagmachon" inspired Centurion HIAV

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2024, 01:45:42 PM »
... real world Finnish armour uses small roundels, on the sides ...

Maybe those roundels were overpainted by Ukraine-style recognition markings after the 'orcs' crossed the North Karelian frontier?
That is possible. The roundels are small and not that easy to see.
... but I think other locations would be more likely than North Karelia.

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2024, 05:44:15 PM »
Beautiful work!  :-*
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2024, 08:40:49 PM »
Nice job! 8)

The camo looks slightly more Autumn or Spring than mid-Winter, to me, but, being Australian, I'm not really familiar with the concept of snow & its different characteristics (except through photo's & a couple of trips to the Snowy Mountains in Winter as a pre-teen/early-teen).

Re: the Winter camo BDUs - I note that very few modern Winter camo's are pure white, many of them having various patterns in creams, greys & (sometimes) browns.
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2024, 01:11:35 AM »
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Re: the Winter camo BDUs - I note that very few modern Winter camo's are pure white, many of them having various patterns in creams, greys & (sometimes) browns.
You are not all that likely to be in a place that is pure white.


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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2024, 01:55:29 AM »
I like the result - great camo pattern and the BTR turret really belongs there.

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2024, 09:03:56 AM »
...
Re: the Winter camo BDUs - I note that very few modern Winter camo's are pure white, many of them having various patterns in creams, greys & (sometimes) browns.
You are not all that likely to be in a place that is pure white.



Precisely! :smiley:
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2024, 12:59:33 AM »
Something is missing from the vehicle.  Where are the skiis and poles for the dismounts?  :smiley:
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2024, 03:08:23 AM »
Something is missing from the vehicle.  Where are the skiis and poles for the dismounts?  :smiley:

Yup, a bit like thisÖ

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---) last post
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2024, 07:14:34 AM »
Thanks to you guys badgering me, Iíve done a bit more ...
Painted the front number-plate, the IDF one was welded on (to ID the vehicle if it burnt) & the Finns decided to keep using those numbers.

Painted the other crewman & a soldier in twig cam.

Made two skis & mounted them on the top of the exit hatch along with a box to hold the poles.
Donít need more as the troops are brought to the fighting-line by the vehicle, have de-bussed & slogged off on their snow-shoes ...

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2024, 08:34:08 AM »
Looks that little bit better, though, doesn't it! :smiley:
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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2024, 01:52:06 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline perttime

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---)
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2024, 03:04:29 AM »
The snow camo looks pretty close to the current Finnish M05 snow camo.

You don't really want to fight on skis, in most situations. They can be great for covering some distance silently, and faster than walking. They become a hindrance when you need to keep dashing between places of cover or concealment.

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Re: Achzarit APC (--- Finland ---) last post
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2024, 05:19:18 AM »
Thanks to you guys badgering me, Iíve done a bit more ...
Painted the front number-plate, the IDF one was welded on (to ID the vehicle if it burnt) & the Finns decided to keep using those numbers.

Painted the other crewman & a soldier in twig cam.

Made two skis & mounted them on the top of the exit hatch along with a box to hold the poles.
Donít need more as the troops are brought to the fighting-line by the vehicle, have de-bussed & slogged off on their snow-shoes ...

Nice, very nice!  :smiley:
Pass the razor saw, there is work to be done!