my finished 1/35 israeli merkava. to get it outta the way, this is not painted in any official or realistic colors scheme. i painted it to go into an upcoming untitled diorama.it did however come out much darker than intended,but hopefully it will fit right in when the dio is done.i picked this one out on looks alone, for some reason this tank looks futuristic to me.while not my best work, i am still happy with the out come. it was a ton of fun to build and paint, and i learned a few new things along the way!
1/35 Tamiya Israeli Merkava: this was a good kit, but it is an older one. both the top and bottom hull don't really have that many details, and there really wasn't many runners. but the turret had a ton of great details. nice,clean,fun build. it was painted in German uniform gray,with flat sea blue,and gunship gray for accents. most of the metal is jet exhaust. added an acrylic filter and weather(over weathered) with pastels.stock decals. over all i give the kit an 8.5 for a great turret,but not many parts and lack of hull detail.
Figurine: stock figurine with swapped arms, not wicked happy with him,but hes not glued in so he might get replaced. or he might just get a full beard. the maps were made at home with regular copy paper.
extra details: i use some packs and what not from a tamiya 1/35 modern accessory pack, few other random packs,hand gun are from a pmc figurine pack. the map was made form regular copy paper. and what i am most happy about are the added guitar string antennas. thanks go out to friend Geosammy [link]
for the tips!
hope you enjoy it , and keep an eye out for the finished diorama