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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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M113 SLA
iguanac
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: September 06, 2007
KitMaker: 145 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 02:44 AM UTC
M113 South Lebanese Army 1982
I was inspired with Star Decals set with light blue M113, with 3 icons on the front. The vehicles were supplied by the Israelis, so it was modified on IDF standard.
I started with old Italeri kit, followed Academy instructions for IDF vehicle, used PE set for Tamiya, and elaborated many photos to revert Israeli design to Lebanese needs.
Photos of the vehicle







Maketa:
(g)italeri, kakve [member=920]rodeo[/member] uradi za večeru i ofarba za doručak, ali se ja zezam prilično dugo.
Na italerija, tamijin eceraj,rađen po sastavnici za Academy, jer Izraelci imaju drugačiju konfiguraciju. Upoređivanjem fotki,sa stirenom prepravljao na Libanski standard. Dodao viškove sa AFV kluba, Academy, i koječega. I zamenio sve ručke








Grab handles replaced
Bench shortened and modified to be relocated in the middle of the vehicle, contrary to regular position on the left and right side of infantry compartment.
As vehicle has several antennas, i added another radio inside.
Scratch built drivers' control panel
Stowage for cans used from Academy, fuel cans NATO in the rear, Israeli on the front








Still missing decals... anyone has them surplus?
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 07:42 AM UTC
I do not have the decals but this is a very cool project. I like the renewed interest in SLA armor by both mfgrs and builders.




ReluctantRenegade
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Wien, Austria
Joined: March 09, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 06:12 PM UTC
That IAF style roundel is interesting...
jasegreene
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 07:38 PM UTC
Interesting project and looking great.Plus don't forget since you are using the old Italeri M113 you are going to need to change those road wheels,as they are for the Italian version and would not be correct on yours.
iguanac
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: September 06, 2007
KitMaker: 145 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:30 PM UTC
Thanks everyone for your comments.
I know about several shortcomings of this kit that i managed to correct.
Wheels, that i know of, are not among items that will be corrected, as i can't look for proper wheels during pandemic as we are in sort of quarantine. So, i will just had to go with it. A bit of dust will be helpful in that regard.

A question: on pics 3 and 6, there is 3rd .30cal MG installed on the hatch of the infantry compartment, do i see it clearly? i don't see any tripod?
iguanac
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: September 06, 2007
KitMaker: 145 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
initial photos of interior pain job, some decals and details...











jphillips
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Arizona, United States
Joined: February 25, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:00 AM UTC
Interesting vehicle.
iguanac
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: September 06, 2007
KitMaker: 145 posts
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 05:54 AM UTC
Closed up. Added antennas and attachments for MG. Scratchbuilt mortar carrier (mortar form Miniart).




KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 4,011 posts
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC
Nice progress.