Afv club, IDF, Shot Kal in 1/35
Hi Everyone, here is my Afv Club, Centurion, 1/35, IDF, Shot Kal 1973 (the Yom Kippur war version). Since the kit is extremely rare and the one I found on Ebay was extremely expensive, I Built it from 2 kits: Shot early version and Shot kal gimel.
This is a gesture to a good friend and an excellent photographer - Robbie Reikman, who was a young soldier when the war broke. He served in division 7, battalion 82 located in the Golan heights. And was a crew member of a Shot Kal that was destroyed in the early hours of the war. Robbie was badly injured, but insisted to go back to the front line. This one is a model of his second tank no. 815174.
I attached also 2 original pictures of the real tank (these pictures were taken after the war). In one of them you can see Robbie warming up on top of the engine cover.
After market stuff:
R-model metal tracks
Legend Shot Kal stowage set
Division miniature 105 mm metal barrel
Voyager photo eched detailing set
Def.model Centurion IDF Shot Mantlet w/ Canvas cover.
Colors and weathering effects by Ammo-mig. main body color is A.mig 132 -IDF Sinai grey 1973, main pigment for weathering is A.mig Golan Earth.
11 additional images. Click to enlarge.