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  1. I had some time over the last few days to get some work done on this model and I'm already imagining which color scheme I'll apply. That's a sure sign that I'm nearly at the finish of the project. Most of the hard work is done. Last thing I'll fabricate the smoke drums and attachment points to the back hull plate. I'll post more photos as this moves to the finale..:-)
  2. Oh Yeah, I should have mentioned, because I'd been asked that before. The tan items are from the Tamiya Tiran-5 kit which I had an extra and was using as a "donor" for parts. I had bought 2 kits for a great deal when they first released and already built one Tiran, so when I needed some parts that became my source. The searchlight by the way came from the Revell Leopard-1 which was equipped with exactly the one I needed so saving some time in scratchbuilding parts. The ISKARA laser range-finder on the top of the turret was scratched up from styrene strip and putty. Here's another photo
  3. I'll probably do a multi-color camouflage pattern, something along the lines of these captured tanks seen after the 1973 war.
  4. Here is my current "on the bench" project; a 1/35 Tamiya T-55 which I'm modifying into a T-54. I've decided to do it as an Egyptian army tank as it would have appeared in the 1973 Yom Kippur war. I've added the Egyptian modifications to the baseline T-54 which included a stowage rack on the back of the turret and the big AEG Telefunken searchlight alongside the main gun tube. For the T-54 conversion I used "Tankworkshop" resin conversion kit for the back engine deck, exhaust and turret ventilator. The road-wheels are also being used as they are the early spider type and very nicely molded.
  5. I just wish Trumpeter would do the SU-7 in a bigger scale like 1/32..... That plane saw plenty of action in multiple wars and their are loads of marking options. Seems I always have to wait literally decades to get the ones I want. You listening Trumpeter??
  6. I had wanted to do this Diorama for a long time, ever since seeing this photo. A Syrian T-62 tank knocked into the Israeli defensive anti-tank ditch during the Yom Kippur war. This scene is from the famous "Valley of Tears" battle. I used an old Tamiya 1/35th T-62 that I had built ages ago and decided to try my hand at the unique camouflage pattern of this particular tank. As far as I know, no other Syrian tank was painted like this one during that war. At least there were a few good photos showing it's final resting place and the intricate camo pattern. I used foan core insulation for th
  7. Here is the Egyptian MiG-17 and Israeli F-4E Phantom II together. It's stunning to see the size disparity between the two aircraft when compared side by side.
  8. This is one, of the two photos that exist of the actual plane which I used for my paint reference. Glad you liked the result. Ed Okun
  9. I did post on the Helicopter thread! Feb. 24th post. Actually has alot of the buildup and details I didn't include here. If you liked it check it out. Here's the address to my blog page of this Helo build: http://edokunscalemodelingpage.blogspot.com/2015/09/israeli-air-force-bell-205-132-revell.html I liked the UH-1D because of the cross-over techniques from building armor subjects. I wanted to include the IDF recon infantry team and just being able to dirty it up so it would look like the interior of an armored troop carrier. My next helo will probably be the BIG Heller "SA321 Super
  10. Hi guys, A kit that I've repainted and continually improved over the last 25 years. This one is the very old Revell 1/32 MiG-21PF. This is the link to Aircraft Resource Center from one of this models past incarnations: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5101-5200/gal5142-Mig-21-Okun/00.shtm I found out later (from the author of "Arab MiGs" book, Mr. Tom Cooper)that the camouflage scheme that appeared in his book was completely bogus !! I was so very annoyed by this news, that I stripped the paint and decided to reuse the model this time as an Egyptian MiG. I replaced the wider t
  11. Here is a photo of the actual aircraft, as I modeled it, with the HOBOS GBU-8 glide-bomb on the centerline pylon. Photo credit to Mr. Raanan Weiss.
  12. Hi Guys, At the suggestion of some other visitors to the forums, I have changed the location of this model from the "Jet modeling" thread to the "Display case". I finished this one last year and had a great time building it. There are some small problems with the kit which I should mention here. The forward landing gear wheel is molded for some reason to the fork. I used an old Hasegawa A-4 wheel and the fork from that kit. Next problem is that a small intake on the left side of the nose, above the electronics acess door is deleted from this molding, even though it appears on their earlier
  13. Paashe H-1 single action. My only airbrush for last 40 years.
  14. Yes you did ! Flight-19 competition a few years ago. I live near you !
  15. Thanks Ian, Here's photos of the actual aircraft that I copied the camouflage pattern from, as seen in the Bright Star exercise with the USAF. It retained the same scheme from the earlier 1973 war. Every aircraft pattern was painted differently using the same colors. After the mid-1980s, the Egyptians painted all their fighter aircraft in a common symmetrical 3-tone pattern for each type.
  16. Hi Guys, Another model from my 1/32 collection. This is the Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-21MF in the camo and markings of the Syrian Air Force. This particular plane participated in the 1973 Yom Kippur war and is in the original Russian desert pattern as supplied to Syria in the early 1970s. The model is easy to build and takes all the extras like resin cockpits, Eduard photo-etch parts, etc. The main task is always the painting and decals after the usual build.
  17. Hi Guys, This was my latest build, an Israeli UH-1D. I decided after doing a Trumpeter kit in this scale that I'd go "retro" and build one the old fashioned way with lots of modifications and accurizing. The old Revell kits were perfect for this, they were (and still are), relatively inexpensive and in some instances the only kits available of a particular aircraft in this large scale. I wanted the pilots, crew-chief, aerial gunner and some infantry to fill the interior space. That involved falling back on some painting skills (little used but not entirely forgotten), and cobbling togeth
  18. Hi Guys, I built this one, Tamiya T-55 a couple years back and promptly stuck it on the shelf never to be viewed by live human beings....I'm glad that the internet gives me a chance to occasionally showcase some of my models. This is an Egyptian Army T-55 as it would have looked in the 1973 "Yom Kippur" war or "Operation Badr" as the egyptians referred to the conflict. The crew were from "Warriors" African tank crew. A Moustache on each and voila ! Arab tank crew. Friul tracks were also used on this model. Nice and hefty !!
  19. Here's my version of an Egyptian MiG-17 as it would have appeared in the 1973 Yom Kippur/ Ramadan war. The aircraft is in the "Nile Valley" camouflage scheme. I added the Egyptian bomb pylons to the under fuselage and also the rails for Sakr unguided rockets. This kit, is cheap (under $20 US) and as most people will say, inaccurate in a few areas, but with an aftermarket resin cockpit, a "Squadron" MiG-15 crystal canopy (modified for the 17) and alot of "elbow grease", this kit can be turned into a little gem. I built this one as an adversary for my previously posted Israeli F4 Phantom.
  20. That's just beautiful work ! :worship:/>
  21. Then here's a photo you'll like Jamie. I took this photo in 1972 in the North of Israel.
  22. Here are a few more photos with the lighting abit better.
  23. Hi Guys, Here is one of my last builds, The Tamiya 1/32 F4-E early version with "hard-wing". It is painted in the original camouflage pattern as provided to Israel by McDonnell aircraft in 1968. The decal markings are from Israedecal and replicate an aircraft from #119 "Bat" squadron as it would have appeared in the 1973, Yom Kippur War. The F4-E resin cockpit is from "Avionix". http://edokunscalemodelingpage.blogspot.com/2014/11/132nd-scale-tamiya-f4-e-phantom-ii-of.html
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