IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) with Blazer reactive armor

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Postby lmcq11 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:36 am

Hi,

For the benefits of enthusiasts looking at the Show Off section, here is a Ludwig based 1/16 Centurion tank modified into a Israeli IDF Sho't Kal Gimel (C) version. The build can be seen at viewtopic.php?f=202&t=27455

The model has the following features
- All components of the Ludwig Centurion III plasticard base kit with metal tracks and resin turret
- Tank Modellbau L7 105mm gun
- Sol Models FNmag 7.62mm machine guns
- Tamiya M2 0.50 machine gun
- Modified with scratch built Continental engine rear and deck, latest hull bins and other details all around the model
- Scratch built Blazer Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) blocks
- DKLM gun recoil
- Clark TK-22 control board
- Mato gearbox
- IDF figures created with parts from various sources

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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


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IDF Centurion Sho't Kal C (Gimel) 1/16 with Blazer reactive armor


Regards, Louis

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:31 am

Amazing work!

Remind me not to enter anything when you do TOTM :D
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Postby tomhugill » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:17 am

So so good! Possibly my favourite project of yours!
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Postby Ragnar » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 am

Just freaking fantastic!! :clap:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:06 pm

What is there so say ?
The subject matter
The research into it
The ability to identify and overcome any error in accuracy
The ability to create the required detail no matter the difficulty or the frustration
The foresight & innovation to see the necessary materials and suppliers to assist in this magnificent creation(amongst others)
The crystal-clear and perfect pictures & narrative along each stage

I am humbly proud as a mod in this era of this forum to be lucky enough to have such a profoundly skilled member willing to share those skills with those of us that can only look on and wonder, and feel that we too can strive to achieve the seemingly impossible, because the seemingly impossible has actually been done.

Thank you
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:11 pm

Absolutely astounding :clap: :clap: :clap:

I came VERY close to purchasing this kit when it was first offered for sale. And in a way, I'm glad I didn't, because I'm glad you got your hands on it Louis :thumbup:
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Postby Raminator » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:11 am

A Centurion's rare and special enough, but this is something even more spectacular Louis. I really like the way ERA tiles bulk out the silhouette. 11/10 work, as usual!
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:44 pm

Lost for words, absolutely stunning! :clap:
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Postby lmcq11 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:09 pm

Thank you everyone !

Ad Lav wrote:Remind me not to enter anything when you do TOTM

I think i won't. Being able to get you hand on a Ludwig Centurion kit is unfair competition.

tomhugill wrote:So so good! Possibly my favourite project of yours!

Thank you Tom. Your 3D Centurion is an amazing warrior.

Ragnar wrote:Just freaking fantastic!!

Thanks, i wanted something special that i have not seen before. Its by making these models than my skills seems to keep on improving.

HERMAN BIX wrote:What is there so say ?The subject matterThe research into itThe ability to identify and overcome any error in accuracyThe ability to create the required detail no matter the difficulty or the frustrationThe foresight & innovation to see the necessary materials and suppliers to assist in this magnificent creation(amongst others)The crystal-clear and perfect pictures & narrative along each stageI am humbly proud as a mod in this era of this forum to be lucky enough to have such a profoundly skilled member willing to share those skills with those of us that can only look on and wonder, and feel that we too can strive to achieve the seemingly impossible, because the seemingly impossible has actually been done.Thank you


Thank you Herman for your kind words. I feel lucky to be part of RC Tank Warfare with people having the same interest, looking at my work and providing encouragements. It really makes me want to do a better job.

Son of a gun-ner wrote:I'm glad you got your hands on it Louis

Thank you. It was the build of a lifetime. I waited for this opportunity for a long time.

Raminator wrote:I really like the way ERA tiles bulk out the silhouette

Thank you, yes, me too. My interest with Blazer ERA started decades ago when i added Verlinden ERA on a 1/35 M60 and I have been looking at doing something similar in 1/16 scale ever since.

wibblywobbly wrote:Lost for words, absolutely stunning

Thank you

And i would also like to thank Barry, Carl, Panzerjaeger66, Eastern Front, Black knight, 43rdRecceReg, Model Builder 4, Jimster, jimbo_wa, Jay-Em, Soeren and X82d Pathfinder for your encouragements and support throughout the build.

Regards, Louis

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Postby OLD TANKER » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:56 pm

Really impressive makes me want to try harder

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Postby sharonsoldier » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:10 pm

Super Nice!!!! remind me my best years as service man at IDF

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