Author Topic: IDF Border Patrol Fennek  (Read 12171 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2015, 11:42:37 PM »
Damn! Looks like I'm missing the same part! :icon_crap:

Guess I'd better get in touch with LiveResin now, although I wont be doing the build for quite some time. ::)

Thanks for pointing that out, mate! :)
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2015, 09:20:10 PM »
OK, Bro, you've convinced me! I'm buying a Trumpy Fennek For my RAM builds. 8)

Good to know that the LiveResin RWS goes together well, I've got one to put on top of a Merkava IV LIC (another RAM build). :)

Just read this, missed it earlier. Great minds but my Aussie Merkavas and Namers equipped the Armoured Support Companies of the RAR Battalions, not the RAM (I actually had them too but it was more like the French Foreign Legion than the USMC).  The Merkavas and Namers were to replace the Leopard AS1s, S-Tanks and Marders used by the RAR until the mid 90's.

Sorry for the highjack but I love the chance to compare ideas.

Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2015, 08:13:20 PM »
Hijack away Volkodav, it's all interesting stuff. But you might at least make a passing comment on the build in progress :)

Cleaned up the wiring. Not perfect, but will be OK once painted. If I was doing it again I'd have attached to the inner points before assembly.



And started adding detail to the inside:











Now ready to put the top on then add windows, doors and start painting the outside.

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2015, 10:23:33 PM »
Wow that's looking really good.

Offline Frank3k

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2015, 10:52:15 PM »
This is coming along nicely. Great  paint job! What did you use for the interior base color? Where did you get the extra stowage?

Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2015, 03:07:08 AM »
Thanks Gents.

the base colour is Vallejo model-air Neutral Grey and the dashboard Black Grey. All applied with hairy-stuck brush. I went easy on the weathering just doing the floor and seats.
The stowage is a mix&match from my spares box. I cant pass up any half-way decent set of stowage. Thers some Meng, Voyager, Value Gear and probably a few other brands there also.

Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2015, 06:51:17 AM »
Tinting the windows using coloured self-adhesive sheet on the inside...




Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2015, 09:09:24 PM »
First coat of paint. Primed with rattle can Desert Yellow and brush painted with Vallejo IDF Sand Grey watered down. Second coat has been applied since I took the photo and looks a lot better now



Now to start all the detailing. Doors are just dry-fitted to aid painting but will be in the open position when complete

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2015, 09:25:11 PM »
 8)
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Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2015, 08:36:21 PM »
Finished the RWS. Painted the guns and added the ammo feed belts. And a drop of gloss clear on the lens.









Quite pleased with it....now just need a very small amount of weathering....and to cover that bare patch on the side of the lens housing :) It's amazing how much more you see in a photograph that you don't notice when it's right in front of your nose.

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2015, 03:10:40 AM »
Looking good....makes me tempted to do something similar...in a Central/Eastern European scheme.
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Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2015, 09:25:55 AM »
Thanks, I'm thinking of something similar based on the Trumpeter Puma 4x4, another "cute" modern recon vehicle.

Anyway, some light weathering and was then able to take the window masks off. Detailed insides of hatches and doors.



Ready for the decals now then wing mirrors, lights and aerials....

Offline DaveyBoy

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2015, 08:49:06 PM »
Looking very Good!, though it seems strange (to me)  :icon_swat: that it has those large unarmoured windows in the front - though that is the designs 'fault',  :icon_surprised:

Dave.

Offline 35th-scale

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2015, 11:31:58 PM »
I have seen pictures with slat on the windows and I presume the glass is ballistic at least.

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Re: IDF Border Patrol Fennek
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2015, 11:48:24 PM »
I have seen pictures with slat on the windows and I presume the glass is ballistic at least.

Interesting, though that makes sense.

Thanks.


Dave.