Award winner built and painted with real life weathering. IDF desert color scheme with 10th Armor Brigade, Samaria, West Bank Israel 1967 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. The quality of the mouldings is excellent overall.Detail on the parts is excellent with some weld seams present as well as nice cast texture on the turret and final drives plus some very finely moulded parts such as separate grab handles and turret basket rails to finely represented springs on the hatch hinges. Rotating turret and gun elevation.
Tracks with road wheel detail. Add on vehicle tools and more add on details.Great details over all model with top building quality. Detail on the parts is excellent with some weld seams present. The metal barrels add on with fine rifling in the hollowed out muzzle.
PE brass on deck and engine grill, intakes, storage, tiedown, vision block and more. Clear parts for the Commanders periscopes and all other periscopes. Clear parts are moulded in a softer clear plastic than the usual brittle clear plastic. Rubber wheel section add on.Excellent exterior features (great rivets, panel lines and appropriate weld beads). The turret shell have very nice cast effect on surface and very crisp details Casting numbers on the left turret wall.
Metal gun barrel with fume extractor detail. The Commanders cupola entirely clear parts with inner periscopes with race and main sights. Loaders hatch also has excellent details inside and out. Smoke grenade cluster have separate mounting brackets, grenade racks detail. The smoke grenades themselves with just the fine wiring to be added to finish off the detail.50cal machine and pintle mount includes etched parts for the cradle and mountings. 50cal nicely done with separate rear firing handles and cooling jacket having well defined holes.
Added to the back of turret are two IDF jerry can racks and additional spare track racks. Rear hull plate is nicely designed with bolt head details and nice cast texture to the surface. Fenders with additional PE etched parts for the fender supports. The engine hatch panel with full width intake grill detail.
Other details on engine deck included many very small grab handles plus distinctive engine deck ribs. Drivers hatch has separate inner periscopes and outer covers in clear parts. Two small PE etched parts for added detail on hatche as well as locking latch. The side fenders are separate parts with detail on the underside as well as rib detail.
Final drive housings are two parts with excellent details on the outer and inner sections. The drive sprockets have excellent details on both sides. The sprockets including the complicated rib and hub details and bolt heads. The idler has poly cap and a separate hub cap for good detail definition. The four duel return rollers have nice hub details with separate mounting details.The big bogie units have main axle mountings with a large metal spring and more. The inner and outer road wheel having excellent bolt head detail and a small weld seam detail. The outer rubber section of the wheels is provided in black vinyl. Storage boxes with nicely defined side latches and separate small light with wiring. Separate fire extinguisher handle on the front box side for excellent detail definition.
Side exhaust is made up of 9 parts each with new fishtail outlets. Elaborate exhaust deflector and upper grill assembly grills visible. Large leaf mounted tow shackle as well as the infantry telephone box with detail. The front and rear tow shackles with detail. Pioneer tools added to the fenders with detil.
Add 2 antenna, mirror, lights, and lot`s exterior 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 IDF received their first Mk. II Centurions (Sho`t) in 1959 followed by later Mk.5 types which still retained the 20Pdr main gun with both Type A and Type B barrels (with fume extractor). They also retained the original Centurion Meteor engine with minor modifications for additional IDF equipment and this new kit represents this initial IDF Mk.
5 configuration with the 20 Pdr Type B barrel. As a bonus in the first production run kits there is also the L7 105mm gun to allow you to build the first Sho`t type modified to take this gun. Both these types saw action in the 1967 Six-Day war before receiving more extensive modifications such as the US Continental AVDS diesel engine for the Centurion Ben-Gurion that saw action in the 1973 Yon Kippur war. This new kit is basically the same as kit #AF35122 Centurion Mk.5/2, 6 which in turn inherited most parts from the first kit #AF35100 Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC with the addition parts on sprues H, N and S plus an additional small etched fret and two small decal sheets for the IDF Sho`t and therefore much of the review below will be the same as for the previous kits with additional comments on the alterations for this version. The kits consists of 374 parts in olive drab plastic, 18 in clear plastic with a metal barrel, six large suspension springs, 26 vinyl tyres and the vinyl tracks plus a length of twine for the tow cable and a selection of vinyl poly caps with two small etched frets and the decal sheet plus of course the instruction sheet. The item "Award Winner Built IFV 1/35 IDF Sho't Centurion Mk. 5 1967 MBT +PE/Metal" is in sale since Monday, May 22, 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 worldwide.