Reproducttion of ERA armour on upper turret and front body. Turret, basket and side skirt from new tooling. Detailed tracks with road wheel detail. Rotating turret and gun elevation.Add on vehicle tools and more add on details. Best detailed Merkave III kit in market. Moulding quality is excellent with detail is extremely sharp. PE brass parts on grill, engine net, armor parts, ball chain and more.
The upper hull with a lot of the detail integrated. The turret with with great details. The barrel is a multi-part and looks very good. Detailed crewed weapons with commanders and loaders MGs are also nicely replicated. The lower hull with suspension arms, return rollers, spring details.
The rear hull storage racks are fair detail wise The rear panel has the access clamshell doors as separate parts and can be displayed open or closed. Side skirts with great details. Road wheels with hub detail. The detail on the track links is very good.Add towing cable, antenna, tools and many 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 Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered active service in 1978.
Four main versions of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The "Merkava" name was derived from the IDF`s initial development program name. It is designed for rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located nearer the rear than in most main battle tanks.This gives additional protection against a frontal 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 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 rear entrance`s clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel.
The item "Built HobbyBoss 1/35 IDF Merkava Mk. IIID LIC MBT +PE, 3 Days Ready" is in sale since Wednesday, June 13, 2018. 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.