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IDF M-107 SPG Build update
ekaufman
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 09:33 PM UTC
Well, progress is slow but satisfaction is great











Eran
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 10:51 PM UTC
Looks quite nice Eran.
A lot of work to make it even better,maybe after you are done an article would be in order!
I have one of these kits sitting in the pile also so will be checking out your build!
Petro
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 11:13 PM UTC
Most impressive. I take it you have plenty of photo references to take on such a specific amount of super detailing.
Would it be possible to see a reference pic?
ekaufman
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 11:34 PM UTC
You can find most of my pictures here:
IDF Armour Group's Homepage
StukeSowle
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 02:50 AM UTC
Eran,

Most impressive. The amount of work you have put into this so far is phenomenal. I have one of these on my shelf and will be using your work has some reference.

How much time have you put in so far?
ekaufman
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 03:08 AM UTC

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Eran,
How much time have you put in so far?



Well, its hard to tell. i travell alot in my job so there were weeks i didnt do anything.
I would say ive put somthing like 30 to 35 hours so far. (i never measure so it's just an estimate)
TreadHead
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 03:53 AM UTC
Howdy ekaufman,

Wow....superb work! I especially like photo's #3 and #4. Ya gotta admire your attention to the details. And I can see why your "satisfaction is great"!
Tell me, are you aware of a little Campaign we have going called "Incoming!!" It's an ARTILLERY based Campaign where members who've joined up build models that represent artillery subjects, and share their progress along the way. Your IDF M 107 SPG would be more than welcome there, and since, as you state, your "progress is slow", the 'Finish' date on the Campaign would probably work for ya! (it's in September).
So, if you find the time, just click on the 'Campaign's' link to the left of your screen under 'Main Menu' and just look for the Campaign entitled "Incoming!!"

Look forward to seeing you there!! :-)

Tread.
ekaufman
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:06 AM UTC
you bet i'll join
is it o.k that i started it some time ago?
GunTruck
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 10:24 AM UTC
Yeah Eran - join up!

I'm looking forward to seeing you wrap this one up!

Gunnie
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 11:56 AM UTC
That super detail job looks great Eran, but I was wondering, why the putty, but I found out, I seen the sand colored one with the box in the same place you got yours, but good job, can't wait until you finished. I still haven't found any close ups for the super detailing though, but I'm still looking.
Kerry
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 12:50 PM UTC
Beautifull!
Im waiting to see the futures updates...
Keep going!
ekaufman
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:32 PM UTC

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That super detail job looks great Eran, but I was wondering, why it looks like strips of white putty across the front of the body? I've seen others do this, and I had no idea cause I had no model of what they were doing, but I got one of these, and it doesn't have anything like that across it. So I was hoping you would be able to tell me what it is for. Thank you very much if you could.
Kerry
Eran, everytime I try your IDF Armor Homepage it keeps on saying error can't find web site, I even closed all windows, turned on and off my computer like it asked, and still it comes up can't find web site, did you make a mistake, or is my computer that is wrong, I know there is a lot of things my computer can't do, that others can, but I was wondering if this was one of them.



Kerry,
The white stripes are not putty but plastic rod, and they were added as anty slip surface,on the real thing they are just welded to the hull.
as for the website, which one are you trying?. i had few places in the past but not all of them are active.
Eran
ekaufman
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:37 PM UTC
Guys i'm sorry
the link i posted for the IFD armour group was wrong here is the correct link
http://www.homestead.com/idfarmourgroup/
TreadHead
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004 - 03:22 AM UTC
Howdy Eran,

Many thx for fixing the link, nice site. And many more thanks for deciding to join the "Incoming!!" Campaign. :-) Your SPG will fit right in!
I did have one more question for you regarding your modeling skills. I checked over at the IDF Modeling Group's website (courtesy of your provided link), and, in the 'Rogue's Gallery' you are holding an exquisite example of 'modeling ' expertise.......I was wondering if you might expand on the technique's you used, and what scale your 'model' is?
#:-) #:-) #:-)

Tread.
ekaufman
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004 - 03:35 AM UTC
Here's an update on that model :-)



He is 18 months now, and i'm waiting to start building model with him
GunTruck
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004 - 04:14 AM UTC
Start 'em out young - and with ARMOR!

Gunnie
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004 - 12:05 PM UTC
:-) :-) :-) :-)
Thanks Eran, your 'update' made my day!! I genuinely salute your 'modeling' skills sir.



Tread.

P.S.......he's going to be a 'Lady-killer', but first, he better get rid of that blue and white muzzle brake he's packing!