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Israeli M46. Finished.
« on: October 18, 2016, 07:36:19 AM »
Got this classic Dragon kit as part of a package Jeffry Fontaine sent me a few years ago.  Hard to believe this kit came out in 1995. That is the year I got out of the USAF.  The years have gone by quickly.  I ordered a set of AFV Club tracks for it. :o Thankfully,I have a jig for the M26 and M46 tracks,

I will be using a metal barrel.  I may put the spare tracks on the back of the turret, The decals are from an IDF Sherman set. No stowage will be added.
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 08:47:47 AM »
So that is where my M46 disappeared to :)

Looks like you are off to a good start on this project. 
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 09:57:52 AM »
Nice whiff! Makes me wonder if the Israelis had acquired Pershings how long would they have kept using them?

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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 11:06:04 AM »
Nice whiff! Makes me wonder if the Israelis had acquired Pershings how long would they have kept using them?

Typically; for as long as they could keep them running.

They still had some M-51's operating in the late-1970's/early-1980's. So, I see no reason why they wouldn't have kept similarly modified M-46's into the mid-80's.
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 02:14:26 PM »
Looking good  :)
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 07:32:17 PM »
Fantastic!

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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 06:49:57 AM »
Thank you everyone. Pics on Saturday of more progress.
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 09:33:53 AM »
Nice whiff! Makes me wonder if the Israelis had acquired Pershings how long would they have kept using them?

Typically; for as long as they could keep them running.

They still had some M-51's operating in the late-1970's/early-1980's. So, I see no reason why they wouldn't have kept similarly modified M-46's into the mid-80's.

Hmmmm....
New gun, new tracks, or converted to some other purpose?

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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 10:10:21 AM »
All of the above? ??? ;)
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2016, 01:40:12 AM »
Early version of Nagmonshot or Acherzit. I know these are not spelled right.

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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2016, 05:32:12 AM »
Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry for not posting any more work until today, Busy week driving and long days.  The gap between the muzzle brake and bore evacuator looks a bit wide to me. Plus,I think the mantlet is crooked.
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2016, 06:05:54 AM »
Is seriously bad. :)
Don't see many M46 builds.  Long gun barrel is mean.
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2016, 06:13:38 AM »
Is seriously bad. :)
Don't see many M46 builds.  Long un barrel is mean.

Thank you.  The M46 was long overdue when it came out 21 years ago.
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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2016, 09:20:30 PM »
Definitely will be a distinctive project when done.  I really like the Israeli-fication of the Pershing.

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Re: Israeli M46
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2016, 07:26:52 AM »
Definitely will be a distinctive project when done.  I really like the Israeli-fication of the Pershing.

Thank you. Was hoping to get some paint on tonight,but it was too windy.
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2016, 07:58:04 AM »
My apologies for the lack pf progress until now. I did not use the AFV Club links. I really wanted to throw them !@#$%^& things in the garbage. :icon_twisted:  I used a set of Hobby Boss M26A1 tracks from a failed model. However,the M46 track run is longer. I used five links more on each side. Those were the only good to come out of that AFV set.

I need to paint the road wheel hubs,and the support rollers the same color as the rest of the tank. I originally used Testors IDF sand. But it came out brown. I used MIG Ammo IDF sand.

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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2016, 06:49:34 PM »
Nice! :)
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2016, 08:33:16 PM »
Looks really well done, and to throw my near-valueless (checks exchange rate, yep down in all markets) opinion out there: I think the hubs and return rollers look fine in their current color - it breaks up the IDF sand nicely.

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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2016, 08:26:23 AM »
Thanks Old Wombat and LemonJello. :)
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2016, 04:45:11 AM »
Looking good and a great choice for the IDF treatment.  :)
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2016, 08:28:18 AM »
Thank you Claymore.

I was able to get a clear satin coat on tonight. Hopefully,I can get the wash on tomorrow.
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2016, 02:07:48 AM »
Just needs some finishing touches.









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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2016, 12:42:38 PM »
very nice

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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2016, 08:23:18 AM »
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2016, 08:48:28 PM »
Subtle weathering is the best weathering, and you've got it down perfectly.  I can almost smell the engine exhaust and dust through my screen.

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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2016, 08:41:27 AM »
Subtle weathering is the best weathering, and you've got it down perfectly.  I can almost smell the engine exhaust and dust through my screen.

Thanks LemonJello.

I am hoping I can post finished pics tomorrow. I just need to add some small finishing touches to it.
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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2016, 12:07:39 PM »
Subtle weathering is the best weathering, and you've got it down perfectly.  I can almost smell the engine exhaust and dust through my screen.

Thatz it exactly. :)
I got the same vibes !

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Re: Israeli M46. Paint and decals.
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2016, 08:52:15 AM »
Subtle weathering is the best weathering, and you've got it down perfectly.  I can almost smell the engine exhaust and dust through my screen.

Thatz it exactly. :)
I got the same vibes !

Thanks Finsrin.
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Re: Israeli M46. Finished.
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Re: Israeli M46. Finished.
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2016, 11:41:37 PM »
Nice! :)
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Re: Israeli M46. Finished.
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2016, 08:28:28 AM »
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Re: Israeli M46. Finished.
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2016, 04:25:40 PM »
Great concept, great work, great end product. Well done Sir.  :)
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Re: Israeli M46. Finished.
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2016, 07:34:54 AM »
Great concept, great work, great end product. Well done Sir.  :)

Thank you Sir.
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