Award winner built and painted with real life heavy weathering finish. IDF SHOT 1972 Golan Heights color scheme with accurate decals and unit markings. Top building quality with outstanding details throughout whole model and very high standard accuracy on every individual part. Add brass photo-etched parts and clear parts.
Add track links with road wheel detail. Add on vehicle tools and more add on details. The quality of the mouldings is excellent overall. Detail on the each parts is excellent. The panels and rivets realistically reproduced including weld seams present as well as nice cast texture on the turret.
The clear parts provided for and all periscopes in asofter clear plastic than usual brittle clear plastic. Some very finely moulded parts such as separate grab handles and turret basket rails.
Finely represented springs on the hatch hinges. The lower hull tub has the distinctive angled sides with nice weld beads. Add brass small etched bolt panels on lower hull. Resin parts on the rolled bundle carried in the middle of the rear plate. The final drive housings with excellent details on the outer/inner sections, include the bolt head details and nice cast texture.
The drive sprockets have excellent details on both sides of the sprockets including complicated rib and hub details and bolt heads. The four duel return rollers have nice hub details with separate mountings. Rubber rimmed wheels have a very interesting design with inner/outer wheel having excellent bolt head detail and a small weld seam.The tracks are provided in continuous length vinyl that has quite good details on both sides. The drivers hatch has separate inner periscopes with two brass etched parts for added detail as well as the locking latch. Twin head light clusters with new style bush guards that are moulded extremely thin.
The separate side fenders with detail on the underside as well as rib detail on the top. New style forward storage boxes made up of multiple separate parts with nicely defined side latches for excellent detail definition. Full length skirts with engraved panel lines between the three skirt segments. Turret shell have a very nice cast effect on the surface and very crisp details included casting numbers on the left turret wall. L7 105mm metal gun barrel allowing elevation.
The distinctive Centurion turret bins are in multiple parts each for good definition. Added to the back of the turret is a new IDF style large luggage rack made up of multiple thin sections. Fine mesh is provided for the rack. The Commanders cupola is entirely clear plastic with the inner periscopes included with a separate upper race and main sights. The separate hatch has nice details inside and out with grab handle.The two part Loaders hatch also has excellent details inside and out. 30 machine gun on the Commanders cupola is an excellent rendition with well defined cooling jacket holes and receiver detail. Add jerry can, tow cable, on vehicle tools and more accessories. 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 Israeli Defence Force Shot engine is an American diesel engine AVDS-1790 and added a new automatic transmission so that their spares were compatible with other IDF adapted tanks like the American produced M4 Shermans. This doubled their operational range.The biggest notable visual difference between a Shot & Centurion is the raised rear deck above the engine on the Shot. The main cannon was up-graded to the L7 105mm and ERA was also added in the late 70s/early 80s, as was a fire-control system.
It went on to fight in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and operation Peace For Galilee in southern Lebanon in 1982 and remained their until the IDF evacuation in 1985 and was used in active service in local conflicts well into the 1990s. The Centurion was also seen in the conflict of South Lebanon in 2006 as a turret less APC, but many are for sale from the IDF after the introduction of the successful IDF designed and manufactured Merkava MBT. The item "Award Winner Built AFV Club 1/35 IDF Sho't Centurion MBT Golan 1972 +PE" is in sale since Thursday, January 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Armor". The seller is "dreamworkshobby" and is located in Scarborough, Ontario.
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