IDF Merkava Mk.IIID
Hobby Boss 1:35th Scale Kit No. 82441
Preview by Terry Ashley
The kit consists of:
- 345 parts in tan plastic
- 126 Individual click together working track links
- 122 etched parts
- 1 length of fine chain
- 70 small copper beads
- 1 length of copper wire
- 18 vinyl poly caps
- 1 decal sheet
- 1 16 page instruction booklet
Moulding is very well done with clean crisp details with very little if any flash or pin marks evident on the parts with just the usual mould seams. The key features of the kit includes all steel road wheels, superbly moulded one piece idler wheels are a standout as is the open holes in the drive sprocket dish. The upper hull is moulded in one single large liece with non-slip texturing included, the turret top is also a large single part including non-slip surface texturing along with individual click together working track links.
The turret ball and chain armour is included as a length of fine chain to be cut into sections with individual copper beads added, the turrret includes the Commander and Loader's MAG but there is no barrel mounted cal.50 MG included.
Markings are provided for two IDF vehicles in overall sandy brown plus a 16 page instruction booklet, the two marking options included five view colour illustrations showing the decal placement.
Thanks to my credit card and for the review kit.