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IDF M163 Machbet
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 01:10 AM UTC
One Galil is in the driver's compartment, the other will be hanging on the commander's chair once I finish up the rear ramp... Perhaps one more Galil will be stowed in the turret basket as well.

As for the figures, I have couple of options, we'll see which one would come through the final selection.

Here are some more recent photos of the rear hull:





and some close up rear boxes details:





Mario
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 01:26 AM UTC
Very Very nice Mario I look forward to seeing it finished.

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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:05 PM UTC

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I look forward to seeing it finished.



Me too!

Really, I've been building this one for over a year now... it is time to finish it up.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 02:11 AM UTC

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I look forward to seeing it finished.



Me too!

Really, I've been building this one for over a year now... it is time to finish it up.

Mario



LoL, I know how you feel, the Puma has been going on for just as long, I even wished it happy new year this morning! My first resolution.....finish it!

The interior work you have put into this is just fantastic.

Ryan

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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 04:23 AM UTC
It was a while since I updated this thread... I finished the build of the exterior some time ago; here are the pics before all the details were added:























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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 04:26 AM UTC
And now I got the Machbet in primer... some subassemblies were left off to ease the painting process:

















Here are some details:







Hope to start with the painting soon.

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 05:49 AM UTC
Feeling quite inadequate right now. . . .
brilliant work on that Mario! Very, very impressed with your interior paint work, really and truly impressive. Cannot wait to see this one finished. Cheers.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 08:43 AM UTC
Just one word: Fantastic !

Congratulations Mario !

Cheers

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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 09:38 AM UTC
this is looking stunning so far. Wow...
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 07:49 PM UTC
Thanks guys, now to the most difficult part... painting the hull.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 03:06 AM UTC
Some more work done on Machbet. The base color is applied, I did some experimenting with postshading too. I'm not sure how much coloration is going to be visible once the gloss coat is applied though. I did the sanbags as well, did some detail painting too. The tie-down strips haven't been painted at all, some are still missing. So, this is just to give you a general idea where I'm at the moment:

















I need to find a good way to simulate the exhaust pipe, I'm not happy with the part supplied in Legend conversion.

Comments are welcome,
Mario
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 05:21 AM UTC
Simply breathtaking, Mario! I, too, am subscribing because this is one build I want to follow through to the very end.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 06:18 PM UTC
Thanks Fred, I'm glad you like it. Hope to get to the weathering stage soon.

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 03:14 AM UTC
Some progress on the model... added some details, gloss coat and several different washes. Matt coat was then applied.

There are still some subassemblies left to add, but it is getting there.

Here it is:















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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 03:15 AM UTC
And some details:















and here are the wheels, finished and waiting for installment:



Comments welcome,
Mario
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 03:40 AM UTC
This is great! The build, the paint, all top notch, I really love it. Can't wait to see the finish, that turret should look awesome!
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 05:46 AM UTC
Hi Sonny, good to hear from you mate. Glad you like the model... I too can't wait to start with the turret, a lot of small details there with the Vulcan cannon and Stinger launcher box.

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:06 AM UTC
Awesome build and paintwork..... as usual.

Chris
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 08:13 PM UTC
Started with the turret... here's the first installment:







I painted this section already, but I'm not really satisfied with the results and I'm going to do it all over again.

In the meantime, I assembled the optic system. Legend conversion parts were a bit... well, inadequate, so I decided to make my own from stryene sheet and some bolts:





I'm waiting for some replacement stinger tube pieces from Legend (thanks Ryan) and new set of metal barrels. These will be a real treat. Stay tuned.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 08:40 PM UTC
Wow!! I don't know how I missed this one. The HF M163 interior looks awesome. I have thought about getting one before and may have to now. It is looking great. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 03:59 AM UTC
I wonce had sex in a machbet with woman soldier from golani division. machbet has good memories for me now
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 06:55 AM UTC
Thanks Gino, I appreciate it. The build is going extremely slow, but it is getting there...

Ani, how did you manage that? Machbet interior seems really cramped up...

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:49 AM UTC

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Thanks Gino, I appreciate it. The build is going extremely slow, but it is getting there...

Ani, how did you manage that? Machbet interior seems really cramped up...

Mario



It was on the ramp and her legs wear in the aire
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hey mario,

This is a fantastic build and paint job!!! Wish i would have seen it earlier. Well done man!

Gary
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:24 PM UTC
Mario:
Great job!!!! I've been following since the beginning. Very
thorough work and detail on the interior, shame it's got to
be closed. You've done an excellent job on the paint finish as
well as the shading and weathering. Top notch Job!!!
Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see the finished result.