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Takom: Merkava Mk.I
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC


Federico Collada builds the Takom Merkava Mk.I in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:53 PM UTC
Thanks for the review! I took a quick look in the box in my stash and got a similar impression, thanks for confirming this. The simplified details are easy to fix for the modeller who is advanced enough to care about that kind of detail. / Robin
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC

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The simplified details



What exactly are those? I'm still waiting for my 2B, but I guess it will have the same 'problems'...



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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:41 PM UTC

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The simplified details



What exactly are those? I'm still waiting for my 2B, but I guess it will have the same 'problems'...






Some answers in this section:
"As I mentioned before, some details have been simplified for an easier building, the towing hooks are moulded together with their attaching plates, the spare links with their fixation points, the side skirts in a single piece, the jerrycan with its basket, etc."

I wonder which parts are hiding behind the 'etc' ?
Maybe 'think Tamiya' could provide some clues?
/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:10 PM UTC
OK, none of these seems to me so serious I can't live with. From the pictures it looks OK...

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:54 PM UTC
It doesn't look quite as bully as the Meng III Early I built, but still very good for fans of Israeli armor.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
Always thought that Merkavas were great tanks, and such an intelligent design, right down to the rear hatch and aggressive sloping. Nice addition to anyone's collection.