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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Takom Merkava I hybrid
jwest21
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
Here's the repaint, using suggestions from Michael Mass via FB


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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:17 PM UTC
Jason, the model looks great! Curious what specific direction you received from Michael Mass. I feel pretty confident about IDF colors for current vehicles, but I struggle with the colors for the 1967 through 1973 Shot tanks, and the early vintage Merkavas. Since I’m soon to get the Merkava I model (non-hybrid) myself, I’m really curious about the color that Michael suggested.
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:19 PM UTC
I posted the brown-er one on FB and he commented it should be lighter and with a yellowish tint. He posted a close up of a Merkava one showing a different color than Ammo-s Sanai grey. I'll see if I can find the post.
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:20 PM UTC
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214945230248651&set=a.10200459977926396.202176.1365292119&type=3&theater&comment_id=10214976738116328¬if_t=like¬if_id=1509657550367931
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:24 PM UTC

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I posted the brown-er one on FB and he commented it should be lighter and with a yellowish tint. He posted a close up of a Merkava one showing a different color than Ammo-s Sanai grey. I'll see if I can find the post.



Thanks, Jason. I have a bunch of IDF books, many with color pictures (the new Desert Eagle Merkava I, in particular) but nothing like getting help from a guy who has personally seen these vehicles with his own eyes! Most of us know how difficult it is to come up with the unusual hue of IDF tanks.
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:28 PM UTC

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214945230248651&set=a.10200459977926396.202176.1365292119&type=3&theater&comment_id=10214976738116328¬if_t=like¬if_id=1509657550367931



Thanks for the link. I presume your ‘repaint’ didn’t use Mission paint?
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:35 PM UTC
No, I also have Ammo's real and also faded Sanai grey 73, so I lightly repainted with that. The original dark brown ended up as a preshade.