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Father’s Day gift - Merkava Mk 1 (Tamiya 1:35)


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My son, knowing my hobby, gave me this as a Father’s Day gift last month. It’s well outside my usual subjects, so it made for a refreshing change. I also learnt a lot along the way (thanks @Bullbasket @Milan Mynar @FrancisGL ). Finished with markings straight out of the box using brush painted Vallejo Model Air Sinai Grey for the main colour and a variety of washes to make it look a bit used, but not abused. Build thread can be found here: 





And a few photos in the bright sunshine.










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That's a beauty! I'm no expert armour builder but do like to tackle the odd tank now and again as a refreshing change from the norm of aircraft kits. The Tamiya models do make a perfect pallet cleanser. I really like the look of the Merkava and you've done a cracking job here...and also goes to show that you don't need an airbrush to get quality results. Fine work all round 👍👍

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Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!

3 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

2 down, one to go. Nice work Simon. It looks first class.



I think the Sherman will take me a bit longer!

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