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    IDF Tank Commander - Yom Kippur War 1973

    The men of Israel's 7th Armoured Brigade, vastly outnumbered, fought a desperate battle against the Syrian Army during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.





    This bash of mine depicts a Centurion tank commander in the Valley of Tears.
    Equipment breakdown :

    1. T-56-6 "Bone Dome" CVC helmet - DIY
    2. Olive Green BDU - Armoury IDF
    3. US WWII Brown Boots - DML
    4. Bino - DML (Greg I think)
    5. Wrist bands - DIY
    6. Goggles - BBi
    7. Belt - DML
    8. Chest Pistol Holder - BBi
    9. Compass pouch - DML
    10. Lieutenant Applets - DIY

    All comments welcome!
    Thanks for checking out this post

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    Outstanding stuff, Kenny. That helmet's a beaut, and looks dead-on (I have a 1/1 version). This and Cpl Ho's '67 War tanker would make a great pair.
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    Brilliant stuff, Kenny.
    Haven't seen your stuff for a while man.

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    Looking good! I have no idea how you managed to do all these in such a short period of time. Have you been trading your soul with the devil for a little bit of time? Curious mind wants to know!

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    Very cool....

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    PD - Incidently, its Ho's tanker that gave me inspiration. When I opened up that thread, I was hoping to see the "Bone Dome" - which I obviously missed out his indication of "1947" LOL!! Since I think no one had made this era's tanker from the IDF before, I reckon I should give it a try myself

    Leo - I have been constantly sidetracked by things unrelated to 1/6 recently Hope everything is well on your side too!

    CBS - Well, its to the grind on the minute that I reached home from work and only stopping around 11pm consequetively for 10 days And wake up around 6am the next day for some touching up before heading out for work again LOL!!

    mikoyan29 - Thanks!

    And thank you all very much for your kind comments

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    Beautiful figure Kenny. Perfect HS for a battle weary tanker after the Battle of the Valley of Tears where a handful of IDF Centurions held back literally hundreds of Syrian tanks and IFVs from breaking through into the Galilee. I've wanted to do a Yom Kippur tanker for ages but didn't know where to get a Bone Dome hemet. Yours looks great. You mention that it was made by DIY. What is this an abbreviation for?

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    Oh, I thought you said Rome Dome helmet tee hee.
    Actually, I couldn't wait to open this post. Again, another unique bash with great weathering, Porkins!

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    Awesome stuff, kenny! The details of the helmet is just amazing! esp. the comms! Where is it from?

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    DIY = Do It Yourself, i.e., home-made.
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    Very nice!

    Great to see a figure from other eras out of WWii and modern.

    Damn the helmet looks good......... Is it made out of sculpty?

    Did you modify the uni from Armoury? The close fit effect looks great!

    Gin.
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    aluffarb - Yes, thanks to PD, DIY meant "Do it yourself"

    romedome - LOL!!

    Cpl Ho - The helmet is in fact modified from 21C modern US DH-132 CVC helmet. The Comms are made from wire strip and the mouthpiece is originally with the 21C helmet.

    WIP


    What a messy work bench LOL!!


    gin47alc - Yes, part putty, part plastic. The uniform is as is, just added the applets thats all. Armoury uni always comes a little tight fitting

    Once again, thank you all for your kind comments

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    wow! very nice!
    he is nicely weathered too,
    looks like he not only been thru' Yom Kippur War,
    but also Tom Yum Kutupat War,
    Yummy Kumala War, & Kacang Putih War!

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    great bash porkins! The helmet is brilliant!
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    Aah, excellent. That's one kickass fig for a kickass bunch of folks. Very impressive. The helmet is terrific.

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    Awsome bash! we don't get too many tanker or Israeli bashes here. Can't wait to see more of your bashes.
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    Great looking figure Porkins, and excellent job his helmet. Too bad Dragon or any other 1/6 companies won't release Arab-Israeli figures. At least you give us hope.
    But history, which is never tidy, must always end with questions. Conclusions are much too convenient.
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    Porkins...this is a damn FINE Figure...I really love Tankers no matter what country!!!!
    AWESOME
    For what its worth!?

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    Thank you guys for your generous comments Much appreciated.

    GIGENE - yes, I really hope a company will come out with better IDF soldiers. Its been years since Armoury made an attempt and I'm looking forward to company like BBi... or even HT or TS with a IDF uniform set. That would be my 1/6 dream comes true. Too bad, till now, its only still just a dream

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    great job!!! very custom origional work.

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    Nice bash. ...too much CNN news - both Cpl Ho and you.

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    hyperhad - thanks for your kind comments

    Mr RSM - Yes, we (Cpl Ho & I) are the IDF Kitbash freak Someone even asked me if I am actually Cpl Ho .... strange huh

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    Haha... U gotta b kiddin', Kenny... How can they mistook your fabulous work for mine? Yep, the IDF should make us 'honorary' Israeli citizens and give us FREE access to isayeret.com!

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    Mr Ho, you are too humble. This one arises from inspiration taken from your earlier IDF tanker Incidently, I'm working on another IDF trooper on the 1970s era. Stay tune ...

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