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Takom Merkava I hybrid
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 02:33 AM GMT+7
Here are a couple pictures of my work on the Takom Merkava Hybrid. It's a great kit as far as details and fit. I can't speak to it's accuracy, however.


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jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:28 AM GMT+7
comments and critiques are welcome
knewton
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New Zealand
Joined: June 19, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:34 AM GMT+7
Nice job on the non-slip surfaceso, well done. How was construction?
jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
I masked with thin masking tape and liquid mask and sprayed using a rattle can of Rustoleum Textured paint.

Construction was straightforward, a couple wrong part numbers in the instructions, but it all went together smoothly.
bat-213
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Canada
Joined: December 30, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:31 AM GMT+7
great job on your kit .
jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:24 AM GMT+7
Thank you. The trick will be finishing it. I have Modeler's ADHD, I think
JSSVIII
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Joined: March 28, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Nice to see one going together, good work so far Jason. Looking forward to more, keep going!
DonnyT
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: November 22, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
Looking good Jason... The anitislip coating is very well done!
rfbaer
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 12, 2007
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 03:06 AM GMT+7
Any chance Takom supplies a diagram of where the anti-slip goes?
jwest21
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 02:40 PM GMT+7
Sadly, no. I just googled Merkava walk arounds and tried to copy that.


Thanks guys
salazareric
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 03, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:31 PM GMT+7
Nicely done. Im building 1/35 Tamiya Merkava right now. See you at the finish line.

Eric
jwest21
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
A bit more progress- ran out of Sanai grey 82, unfortunately. Stowage basket is a bit fiddly to assemble.

avenue
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Philippines
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 06:24 PM GMT+7
after spraying the rustoluem, my guess next step using used brush to texture it?
I once use tamiya liquid glue to get the anti skid, result not very satified,finally I decided to use fine sand using white glue to glued it fine sand.
jwest21
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:33 AM GMT+7
Actually, I mist on the Rustoleum from a maybe 18 inches to 2 feet away, spray maybe 2-3 light coats and that's it. No further brushing or texturing. The key is light coats and not getting too close.