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April 19, 2012
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Israeli Merkava I by enc86 Israeli Merkava I by enc86
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 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
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Amazing work on this one! German gray looks fine on any tank :P
See you added some extra stuff which wasnt included in the kit and also made some wear and nice coloring, cant still figure out how to do that :/
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
thanks man, glad you like the for extra stuff yea most of its from a kit,but i just love to add all that stuff.
if you wanted to know i made it the color,weathering let me know i could send you a note on it. its actually not that hard, and i don't use anything too expense or crazy. but its probably gonna take more space than a comment box should be lol. just let me know, you got great tanks and with just a couple of things i think you could bring them to the next level.
Wolfenkrieger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012

I'm not a big fan of IDF but maybe some time I need paint one tank of this Army ,
What Color are correct for this stuff?
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
lol i don't know if i am the one to come to about official colors. but i know there is a "model masters" enamel called Israeli sand/gray. and i have heard good things about maybe doing a acyclic dark yellow,or desert yellow with some filters/washes on top. i was gonna do mine in the Israeli sand/grey but at 2am decide to go in a different direction.
Wolfenkrieger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Even this Tanks looks better with German Colors =P
Wolfenkrieger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I see you now , you used German Uniform Gray but some people says that
IDF color are more like one Grey w/ Green , I'm really confuse but this looks fine for me =D
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
yea i think that Grey w/ Green is what a proper color is. i didn't even try to make it a proper color. trying to work on a diorama i got in my head, and wanted a gray modern tank.
BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Not bad!!! :thumbsup:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
thanks man
Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
looks great!!Painting is beauty
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