Good to see the work of a fellow IDF modeler, the M-51 is my all-time favorite as well
Could you please elaborate a little on, why, you have chosen the various parts from the kits, you have used? Its pretty obvious, you have assessed the kits, but I would like to hear your opinion on the various bits and pieces, why you find one better than the other?
Have you btw found any pictures, which document, the IDF used the peculiar cast hull of the Tamiya kit?
Regarding references, then I made this article more than ten years ago. Other than the fact, that I also did not know about "Batch 0" (Continental petrol engine), it should be reasonably accurate.
Regards Thomas Antonsen
IDF in Scale:
"The Danish Leopard 2A5"