Award winner built and painted diorama with real life heavy weathering. Classic IDF Sinai Gray with accurate decals and unit markings. Diorama base with great send gravel details abd more. Add PE parts on grill and more. Metal chain and IDF flag add on.
Top building quality and outstanding details throughout whole model and very high standard accuracy on every individual part. Turret with hatches and components details. Turret storage with grill details and more. Tracks with road wheel detail.
Rotating turret and gun elevation. Add on vehicle tools, towing cable and more add on details. Buffing and polishing to remove mold seam. Base color with primer and putty for better surface detail. Airbrushed and painted with multicolor.
Add clear paint for good finishing on decal applying. Washing to enhance the surface detail increase the appearance of depth including panels, doors, hatches, rivets, bolt head and more.Dry brushing to emphasis and highlighting texture with edge for good wear, tear and fading. Multi-color filters for blend color effects. Add non glossy paint for better finishing. Great detail paint job on rust and paint chips off with scratches, worn and bare metal realistic simulating, flow rust and rain streaks effects, grease with staining appearing, engine smoking and muffler burned representing. Also smear and dirt with dust and real mud and more on real life weathering. Final protective layer for long term collection. The Merkava MBT is the main battle tank of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The "Merkava" name was derived from the IDF`s initial development program name. Design: The Merkava MBT is optimized for crew survival and rapid repair of battle damage. The Merkava MBT uses spaced-armor techniques and quick-replacement modular designs in which the design team was able to incorporate composite armor, a derivative of rolled homogeneous armor (RHA) and Chobham armor.
The space between the inner and outer hulls of the Merkava MBT is filled with diesel which is an economical storage method and a means of defeating HEAT rounds. Layout: Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located nearer the rear than in most main battle tanks. This gives the crew additional protection against a frontal attack by putting the engine between them and the attack. This arrangement also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity, as well as a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access even under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an armored personnel carrier.The clamshell-style doors on the rear entrance provide overhead protection when loading and unloading cargo and personnel. The IDF officially adopt the Merkava MBT in December 1978, when the first complete battalion of 30 tanks was delivered for initial unit training. The item "Award Winner Built Academy 1/35 IDF Merkava MKII MBT Diorama +PE" is in sale since Sunday, August 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Armor". The seller is "dreamworkshobby" and is located in Scarborough, Ontario. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.