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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 08:43 PM GMT+7
Desert Eagle has released another mini-kit for updating 1/35 scale Merkava kits. Check out the company's press release.
Desert Eagle Publishing together with Quick Wheels are pleased to announce the release of:

DEP-35005 Adapters mini-kit, front and rear for Merkava Mk. 1, 2, 3

Kit characteristics are:
• Full research based on IDF drawings and real measurements and in-action photography. (not from internet or books)
• Design and masters by Quick Wheels from Poland.
• Suitable for all Merkava models of Meng, Academy, Tamiya, Hobby Boss, Trumpeteer.

Mini-kit includes:
• Comprehensive instructions and drawings.
• CD with in-action and details photography.
• Many resin parts including tank supports and all relevant pins and adjusting screws.
• Both, rear and front adapters included with all connecting parts.
• Parts are nicely molded with welding seams.
• All grab and carrying handles included.
* Pintle can be assembled in open or closed positions.

Mini-kit is exclusively available from:
Desert Eagle Publishing – at michaelmass@bezeqint.net
Quick Wheels – at modelred@mac.com
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Undoubtedly interesting additions, but the prices of these "mini-kits" are not just high, but simply inadequate.
AUG 01, 2017 - 08:07 PM
How much do they cost? / Robin
AUG 01, 2017 - 09:27 PM
For example, GPS antennas costs 45 USD on Lucky Models. Battering rams costs 35 USD. I do not know about you, my modeling colleagues, but I do not really need a CD with a photo (it's like video games, boxes with all sorts of junk), and even if it were pure gold, then this "kits" can not be so expensive anyway .
AUG 04, 2017 - 06:23 AM
Dear Belyaev A few notes : 1. I cannot control the prices indicated in verious mail-order sites. Our MSRP is lower. 2. Yes, I agree that the prices are higher than normal. It is mainly because they are not produced in China, nor produced in large numbers. It is a limited editition series, and this is another factor of the high price. 3. Unlike other firms dealing with IDF, the research involved from me is of highest degree. 4. There is a bunch of MANY genuine and related photos in the CD included in the packaging, saving research from the builder. This itself is a highly valued item, that justifies the price (in my eyes). 5. the new kit 35005 is 24.00 USD, so there is a drop in the price level, and this one includes a CD as the others. It is a new era for IDF modellers, dear Belyaev. but the information is not coming from museums. It comes from photography in the field (my photography) and from the drawing tables.It is one thing to measure a Merkava 1 in Saumir, Munster or the Czech Republic, or to do a tough research, a time consuming task, that leads at the end to a unique kit. Our 5 kits are not dealing with changing mistakes in the golden models that we find for several years, but with adding equipment to every produced Merkava. These are a nice supplements, and they are presented to the modeler with everything needed including an album. Hope I made my mind and answered your serious question. Michael. PS - I still do not know how to upload photos to my posts here
AUG 05, 2017 - 12:32 AM
Hi Michael Did you received my email (last WE)? If not i'll send it twice. Regards Stιphane
AUG 05, 2017 - 02:42 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.

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