Monday, January 7, 2013

IDF Centurions - 15mm

Ready to hold the Purple Line...
Continuing with the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge submissions, here is a pair of 15mm IDF Centurion Sho't Kals, the main IDF tank from the 1973 battle on the Golan Heights.  These are Peter Pig models, with some slight adjustments.

Chunky Centurions from Peter Pig
These are the "generic" Centurions from Peter Pig - not the Centurions from their modern IDF range.  The IDF Peter Pig Centurions have ERA and thermal sleeves on the gun - equipment from the war in Lebanon.  Those features were not in the field in 1973, so I used the generic tank.  I cut off the smoke launchers, and added some stowage, cupola MGs and cards on the rear turret for the Israeli tactical numbers.

Tactical numbers were mounted on cards or sections of cloth and hung from the back of the turret
The commander and the .30 cals were extras from Peter Pig
These tanks raise my IDF Centurion complement to five MBTs - a spartan amount, but just right for  scenarios featuring a desperate defence of the "Purple Line".  I would like to add a few more, and then put some Ishermans on to the table.  But one thing at a time...

6 comments:

Dallas said...

Outstanding!

Simon Q said...

They look marvelous. Great job.

Natholeon said...

Great work. I'm really enjoying watching this project grow.

Don M said...

great work!

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent painting Greg!

DaveV said...

They look great!