Tuesday, 7 February 2017

15mm Modern Peter Pig IDF Israeli M113 Zelda......

.........includes bodging!

Zelda - Upgraded M113 with Toga armor suite - perforated steel plates mounted on an external frame around the front and sides of the vehicle.

The Peter Pig version comes like this.........


I wanted to add a few sandbags like some Zelda's in the field........



......and with some green stuff and a little swearing! Behold........







..........probably could be a lot more sandbags but didn't want to obscure too much?

69 comments:

  1. A thing of both purpose and beauty.

    "Long live Franonia!"

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  2. Wow, what a transformation. Good choice to add the sandbags - that made it look much more realistic.

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  3. What a fantastic transformation and look at all those sandbags, I assume recently liberated from Rayonia? :D

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    1. Straight from Ray's personal storehouse!

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  4. the sandbags are definitely a nice touch, but the question is - will the missus give you monies to buy gas for all these vehicles? :)

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  5. Sandbags????? You having another dig Fran?

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  6. Awesome work. The sandbags are a great touch too.

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  7. Outstanding transformation from the raw model to your finished products. Excellent!

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  8. Excellent addition Fran. Those sandbags really make them look ready for action. I got to drive some M113s, but mostly the M577 in my Army days. I've always had a soft spot for them. :)

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    1. That's quite cool Rod, I have a 15mm M577 around here somewhere!

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  9. These sandbags are a fantastic addition, well done Fran!

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  10. Well worth the time and effort (and swearing)

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  11. Looks good. Like the sand bags, No project is worth doing if there isnt swearing.

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  12. Well the swearing really paid off as those sandbags worked a treat Fran!

    Christopher

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  13. Great work Fran, they look the business

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  14. These look great, and the sandbags really add some character. Of course, I'm sure the swearing helped, too! :)

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  15. They look great mate. Especially the addition of the sandbags. Swearing when using greenstuff is part of the ritual!

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  16. Brilliant! Really nice work Fran.

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  17. Blooming awesome job done on these Fran!

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  18. love it and well worth the swearing.

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  19. Excellent touch with the sandbags.

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  20. Great job. How are you going to create the really large speaker?

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  21. The sandbags especially are such a cool added touch. Well done, sir!

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  22. You did an amazing job on this one. The sandbags are a great addition and make it look far more battleworn.

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  23. General, one of your intel droids has told me earlier today that your motor pool is so big nowadays, that you've had to had to expand your AFV parking space into some prime R-----ia territory. Hail Franonia!!

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  24. I'm kind of surprised you can get IDF miniatures. They look great. Excellent work with the scenery. Too many sandbags probably would have been overkill.

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  25. Nice to see some peter pig :) Cracking transformation.

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  26. They look great, top work sir!

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  27. Great guns Fran. You are cornering the market on IDF stuff!

    Lovely work.

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  28. Very nice-looking miniatures!

    By the way there was a scandal in Israel in 2014 after the IDF sent troops into the Gaza Strip in Zeldas, which armor - even with all upgrades and sandbags - was pretty much worthless against the AT rockets fielded by Hamas. Many soldiers fell that way - a well-aimed rocket shot can destroy the Zelda and its crew and passengers. There are newer APCs with far better defenses - such as the Namer (the APC version of the Merkava tank) - but they are expensive so troops get sent into combat in Zeldas with paper-thin armor...

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    1. Was not aware of that, many thanks for the info!

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  29. Fantastic work, so nicely detailed. Cheers, Francis!

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  30. Very, very nice! I think you had just the right amount of sandbags :)

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  31. Great guns Fran. You are cornering the market on IDF stuff!
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