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Israeli Armored infantry patrol 1973


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Hi Guys,


My first post.  I decided to create this diorama to display my Tamiya M-113 in Israeli army service during the Yom Kippur War.  I thought that after all the work done on the model it should have a suitable groundwork base to display it.  I had an old Trumpeter MiG-17 fuselage which was left over from another project.  That would serve as another point of interest in the diorama and the vehicles were now firmly placed into the scene.  This is only the second diorama that I've actually done in my entire 45 years of modeling.  I know it can be improved, but for now it has given me some valuable experience working with groundwork materials and into another interesting aspect of scale modeling.  Hope you like it.

Frogman13/ Ed Okun

















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That is awesome!! Not up on aircraft markings. But I'll assume due to the uniforms that this takes place in the Golan.

Hi Paul,


No this would be in Egypt on the west side of the Suez canal.  There is a freshwater canal for farmland irrigation that the Israelis controlled parts of this territory during their counter-invasion.  The MiG-17 is also marked for the Egyptian air force of that era.










cheers :-)

Frogman13/ Ed Okun

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Thanks Stikpusher :-)


I'm glad you've seen my other work and appreciate your very kind compliment. 

I do love modeling Middle-East AFVs and aircraft from this specific time and place in history because I happened to be over there at the time.

Much as I think Panzers and Focke-Wulfs are cool, I don't feel the connection to the subject so calculating how much time I probably have left in my life to build scale models I decided to stay focused on this subject.  It also keeps me from buying too many models and becoming a "collector" rather than a builder...(I'd still love to do a 32nd Heinkel-111)...

I've been on an AFV kick this past year but intend to get back into aircraft very soon.

Armor (for me anyway) is very forgiving, relaxing and honestly requires more artistic skills than the precision that large scale aircraft require.


Best Regards,

ED Okun/  Frogman13

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Just saw this and since I'm a huge fan of Israeli Forces I better comment here...you sir have done a great job on this.


Lately, I have been planing on some Israeli Dioramas. Currently, all I'm building is aircrafts so I'm thinking of A-4 and F-4 from 6 Day Way. Flying over a wreckage of a Mig or a SAM battery. Another one I have been thinking about is F-16A flying over a wreckage of a helicopter. A 26 year old IAF pilot made the first kill recoded in a F-16 by shooting down a Helo. At the moment i don't remember if it was Syrian or Egyption helo. Another one, F-15 making it's first kill and guess how made it??...Israeli pilot ;) There are endless possibilities with Israeli military modeling :D



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