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1/72 Hobby Boss IDF Merkava IV

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
1/72 Hobby Boss IDF Merkava IV
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:52 PM

Hi all,

I just completed the 1/72 Hobby Boss IDF Merkava IV. This is a nice kit but has a low parts count. There are a couple beefs I have with it and that is the total lack of inner track detail and missing Ball and Chain armor on the rear turret. I was able to get around the tracks by adding weathering and I'm not buying the PE Ball and Chain armor for such an inexpensive kit.
It was mainly painted with Vallejo Model Air and weatherd with oils and pastels.

All in all, I'm pleased with the result.

Steve

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

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1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:02 PM

Nice lines on this tin can,you've done it justice.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:23 AM

Nice! Setting the bar pretty high with that finish, Steve. The final effects really pulled that together very well! :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:53 AM

Very solid job there Steve! Nice work! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:19 AM

Thanks Mike and Gam, I'm happy with it. This gives me more confidence in armor builds.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:23 AM

That came out really nice. Great work. Do they actually make a ball and chain PE set?

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:06 PM

Thanks Griffin, they make a PE set for the Merk III Revell kit but I'm sure it could be adapted. There may be other sets that I didn't see.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:43 PM

Great job, really like the paint finish. Despite the low parts count this kit has very good detail. But like you said the inside of the tracks lack detail, an unfortunate limitation of slide molding.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:24 AM

Steve,

This build turned out very well! Weathering looks great! I really like IDF subjects, and this one is a great representation.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:28 AM

Thank you RX and Bruce.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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