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(Login niklz1138) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 22.214.171.124
Meng's new 1:35 Merkava 3D just arrived here, and it looks pretty nice from my very quick in-box look. No non-slip surface so that will need adding, tracks are individual link, turret ball/chains are moulded and the road wheels feature separate tyres, but in kit-plastic. Looks good and I'll be starting it soon, I've not built a Merkava since Tamiya's many, many moons ago...
(Login niklz1138) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
Ha! You type quicker than me!
May 2 2012, 5:54 AM
It's a superb thing indeed eh? And I'm glad there's no non-slip, so the surface can be individualised, and the lead foil for the turret baskets is a nice touch. That open engine hatch cries out for a resin engine...
(Login niklz1138) Missing-Lynx members 188.8.131.52
That's the reason!
May 3 2012, 5:13 AM
I think that's exactly why there's no non-slip on the kit parts, the Merkava's texture is extremely coarse and could look unconvincing if moulded in. Far better to spend time adding your own non-slip, than spending ages trying to remove unrealistic texture, then re-aaplying it!
I think it might be best to mask up the model (after priming?), airbrush Future polish in a couple of layers then sprinkle on fine sand or grit.