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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Merkava Mk.3_Meng
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 08:04 PM UTC
Hi guys! Some photos of my model, built in 2018. Enjoy watching.

















































BroadSky
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 35 posts
Armorama: 32 posts
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:11 PM UTC
Hello Vladimir!

This must be the new Israeli "WOW" ("Wonder on Wheels")?

ABSOLUTELY FANTSTIC!

How long did it take to get this far? Will you (please!) leave it this way or do you want to hide all this work under a couple of coats of paint!?

What's your next project or do you need a break?

Greetings,

Mark
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
KitMaker: 5,394 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC
Amazing! It would almost be a shame to paint this beauty.

Well done,
Mario
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC
Mark, Mario - Thanks!
The model is ready and painted. More than 1 year was spent on manufacturing. Several photos of the finished model. To be continued...











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GTDeath13
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: June 12, 2015
KitMaker: 806 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:04 PM UTC
That is alot of hard work, but the end result is well worth the effort. Great model and crafmanship!!!

Is that voyager photoetch or some other company's?

What did you use for the antiskid?
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:11 PM UTC
...and some close ups:




























bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
Armorama: 129 posts
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:19 PM UTC


bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC
Thanks, Nikos!
All that used on the model:

Meng - TS-001.
Et-Model - E35-158
Et-Model - E35-163
Et-Model - EA35-087
Magic Model - MM35-154
VMS - Hull Tex Anti-slip texture + Flexy 5k CA (cement)
MasterClub - bolts and rivets
Eureka XXL - ER-3511
BitsKrieg - BK-048
AdlersNest - ANM-35038
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
KitMaker: 5,394 posts
Armorama: 2,817 posts
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
Incredible work, one of the best Merkavas I've seen.

Wow!
Mario
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Wien, Austria
Joined: March 09, 2016
KitMaker: 2,131 posts
Armorama: 2,062 posts
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Holy cow! Mighty impressive! With a different backdrop, some of those photos could be easily mistaken for the real thing...
GTDeath13
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: June 12, 2015
KitMaker: 806 posts
Armorama: 804 posts
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:57 PM UTC
This is the best detail work I have seen on a Merkava ever...
Armorsmith
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 09, 2015
KitMaker: 971 posts
Armorama: 914 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:23 AM UTC
Incredible PE work. Simply amazing attention to detail. Fantastic painting and weathering. One of the most impressive builds I've seen.
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
Armorama: 129 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:39 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Incredible work, one of the best Merkavas I've seen.

Wow!
Mario


Thanks,Mario!
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
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KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Holy cow! Mighty impressive! With a different backdrop, some of those photos could be easily mistaken for the real thing...


Thanks!!🤝
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This is the best detail work I have seen on a Merkava ever...


Thanks!!!🤝
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:42 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Incredible PE work. Simply amazing attention to detail. Fantastic painting and weathering. One of the most impressive builds I've seen.


Thanks!!!🤝
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
Armorama: 129 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello Vladimir!

This must be the new Israeli "WOW" ("Wonder on Wheels")?

ABSOLUTELY FANTSTIC!

How long did it take to get this far? Will you (please!) leave it this way or do you want to hide all this work under a couple of coats of paint!?

What's your next project or do you need a break?


Greetings,

Mark



Mark, I am currently making a model M1A2 TUSK1 (RFM). A few photos,
But this is a separate topic.🙂🙂🙂




TopSmith
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
KitMaker: 1,401 posts
Armorama: 1,332 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
This sets the bar pretty high.
Can you tell more about the non slip texture? It looks great and really complements the PE. Who did you get it from and how did you apply it?
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 06:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This sets the bar pretty high.
Can you tell more about the non slip texture? It looks great and really complements the PE. Who did you get it from and how did you apply it?



https://www.vms-supplies.com/vms-hull-tex
shizheng18
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Forli-Cesena, Italy
Joined: April 14, 2019
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 02:35 PM UTC
The best merkava ever!
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
KitMaker: 11,610 posts
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
I could invest the next ten years of my life, into building one tank and not achieve the results you have! Absolutely magnificent!
bob_gs
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Homyelrskaya, Belarus
Joined: December 27, 2016
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 09:58 PM UTC
Guys! Thank you for assessment of my work!