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yea it's blue !!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 02:51 AM UTC
yea all well on to my next build I was looking for something realy different to build when a come acrose a pic on this website http://www.alsminiature.com/index.html and found this pic

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I already had Tamiya new M-51 so I went and got DEF IDF M50 Super Sherman Turret and started to build but with such a small pic I went back to the web to see if I could fine more pic's after looking for some time I could not find any more last weekend a the AMPS confention I found the bluesteel books and bought two for a steal $10 but still no help so like most of us that run into this problem I turen to the one and only Frenchy and in true fashion he came thought thanks you Frenchy !!!! well this is were I stand with the build


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thanks all dave
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 03:58 AM UTC
This should be cool...
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 04:08 AM UTC
I'll be watching, for sure.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 05:22 AM UTC
I'm certainly interested, but I can't get either of the links to open. I assume by blue you mean it'll be a militia vehicle?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 05:28 AM UTC
Dave,

Your Smurf should be cool looking when finished.

Watching this one.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 06:13 AM UTC

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I'm certainly interested, but I can't get either of the links to open. I assume by blue you mean it'll be a militia vehicle?



SLA (South Lebanon/Lebanese Army)



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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 04:02 PM UTC

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I'm certainly interested, but I can't get either of the links to open. I assume by blue you mean it'll be a militia vehicle?



SLA (South Lebanon/Lebanese Army)






I was afraid of that. SLA or Christian militia, there'll be some reworking to do to the Tamiya kit. This makes three times in one week that I have to be that guy. The Tamiya kit is good for up to about 1970. The engine deck then underwent some changes. Later it underwent more changes, and by the time the Israelis started getting rid of their Shermans, they were on to the fourth incarnation of that engine deck. There is somewhat good news - for the Tamiya kit, Legend offers an upgrade erroneously labeled for 1973. It is actually not correct for that time period, but later on. You can use that conversion, which includes a drop in engine deck to replace the Tamiya part.
Now, I know you're building an M50. However, one of the dings on the DML M51 kit was the hull extension on the cast hull which appeared sometime after 1973. (I don't quite recall when, but Googophiles can find it) Since it is pretty much the same cast hull as on the M50s, it's reasonable to assume that the same extension was added to the rear plate of the M50 as well, which angled it out slightly. The welds on the extension are very noticeable.
So while the Tamiya kit is great for what it is, the DML kit might be the better starting point for your project as you get the extended hull and the later exhaust.
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 02:58 AM UTC
Robert thanks of the info i'm going to continue to go this this build as is and invoke the artistic card here.
this is a better pic that frenchy sent http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4383/m50002d.jpg
thanks dave
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 12:00 AM UTC
hay all small up date with pics


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thanks dave
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 02:30 AM UTC
Hi Dave- interesting project you've got under way here. Excellent building work my friend, I especially like the casting numbers- they are a nice touch.
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 03:11 AM UTC
Looking good, Dave!

A very cool subject, too.
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 09:00 AM UTC
hay all have a small up date with pic's


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i'm going for the been in combat to long look
thanks dave
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 03:18 PM UTC
Dave,

I like the simple technique you used to make the damage to the storage bin.

Nice work, sir!
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 01:44 PM UTC
hay'll have a up date for you sorry that it has been some time work and a death in the family have keep me a way so the first post is the end of the build and the next is the start of the painting hope you'll like
dave


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dave
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 01:52 PM UTC
ok so there starts the paint

this is what i'm using


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so the primer is down and now the base color
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at this point a used the lacquer to seal it and the then the AK worn effects after letting dry next went the blue

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and now she is blue hope you all like
dave


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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 - 06:17 AM UTC
Smurf tank....
Looks very nice so far.
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 - 07:19 AM UTC
Dave, any thoughts on the Voyage PE set? I just picked up the M51 this past weekend.
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 - 09:56 AM UTC
Jesse overwhelming there is PE for ever thing in the kit.
well worth the money
dave
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 - 10:51 AM UTC
Looking good Dave! I still love the subject...

Hope to see this at our meeting next week.
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2013 - 06:29 AM UTC
hay all sorry that it been some time but i'm caling this one done here are the pics hope you all like


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more to come thanks dave

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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 03:27 AM UTC
hay all more pics


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thanks all dave
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 05:22 AM UTC
Dave,

Damn, that's looking good!

Watch that mold seam on the inside of the .50 cal yoke. Even if the original was cast, the seam would be overscale.

Can't wait to see this tomorrow evening, sir.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - 10:16 PM UTC
Dave- the finished look of this is excellent- the dark blue really works well with the quite well worn look you've gone for- nice work mate.
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 02:03 AM UTC
thanks all
dave
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 03:45 AM UTC
Hello Dave,

Dude, i love what you got goin on here! Ive not seen one like this before.....its BAD A$$ me thinks! Very cool....very nice job fella!