Award winner built and painted Merkava MK. III with realistic weathering finish.
IDF desert color scheme with accurate unit markings. Top building quality with outstanding details throughout whole model and very high standard accuracy on every individual part.Tracks with road wheel detail. Rotating turret and gun elevation with many turret equipment device details. Adding on vehicle tools and more add on details. Top building qulity with sharp details overall. Add on boxes and more fancy accessories.
The detailing is right up to excellent standards with top building quality. Captured the structures of the applique armor around the front and sides of "Dingle Balls" metal chain armor. Other etched brass includes the vehicle serial number plates as well as end plates for the hull stowage bins, the floor of the bustle basket and more. Driver`s hatch with details and open-able. Rotating turret and gun elevation.Main gun barrel is a multi-part and looks very good. Vision blocks, episcopes and the panoramic sight lens are provided on clear parts. Detailed commanders and loaders MG's are also nicely replicated. Open-able commander`s and loaders hatch with detail in and out. The smoke dischargers is nice detailed. The upper hull with plenty of fine detail including weld marks and more. The lower hull realistically reproduced features some nice details such as suspension, axles, rollers separate for good detail definition. Boat hull ventral armor plate covers motorization holes in lower hull. The rear hull storage racks are fair detail wise Heavier side skirts with superb rivets details. The road / idler wheels and drive sprockets have detail on both sides with great tooth ring details. The detail on the flexible tracks is very good.
Towing cable, lights, antenna, on vehicle tools and many exerior details. Metal chain, antenna, and more add on accessories.Buffing and polishing to remove mold seam. Base color with primer and putty for better surface detail. Airbrushed and painted with multicolor. Adding 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.
Adding 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. Discontinued hard to find good priced kit, a good chance to have a rare kit high building quality model. In the spring of 1989 the first Merkava Mk.
III was handed over to the Commander of the 188th brigade of the IDF (Israel Defence Force) in an official ceremony on the Golan Heights. This tank is the product of the continuous development of the two previous types. As armament it carries a 120 mm cannon, there are 3 MGs mounted on the turret and inside the turret is a permanently installed 60 mm mortar. IDF The Israel Defense Forces is the military of the State of Israel.
Its activities are subject to the authority of the democratic civil government of Israel. The purpose of the IDF is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to foil attempts by its enemies to disrupt the normal life within it. The soldiers of the IDF are obligated to fight and devote every effort, even at the risk of their own lives, to protect the State of Israel, its citizens and residents. Soldiers of the IDF shall act according to the values of the IDF and its commands, while abiding to the law, upholding human dignity, and respecting the values of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
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