Merkava II

Academy  1:35

    I used Eduard PE set to add some details to this model. I also used Verlinden IDF tank crew figures. My version of the Academy kit came with white metal turret basket chains - I drilled holes in them to improve their appearance.

    Most markings were hand painted.

    Please note that at these days when I built this model (over 5 years ago), I was not using any washes, dry pastels, pigments etc. My only weathering techniques were dry brushing with "dirt" or "metal" colors (no shading, except for crew faces) and "dusting" with the airbrush. I also learned much later that decals should be applied on gloss surface - back then I was applying them on flat paint and they were usually heavily silvering.

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