Israeli Merkava Main Battle Tank

This is a Plastic Model Kit of the 1/35 Scale Merkava Israeli Main Battle Tank from Tamiya. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Tamiya Israeli Merkava Main Battle Tank Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #35127
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 Tamiya # tam35127
$24.00
 
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Tamiya Item # tam35127
Specifications :
  • Length: 7-3/4" (19.5cm)
  • Width: 4-1/4" (10.6cm)
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35127
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Spotlight Review

 
"An older Tamiya but great value"
3rdslow411
This kit is starting to get hard to find. At $21 it's still a great value. No extra parts to jack the cost- solid value for beginners or advanced modelers. Do some research and make the early Mk.1 shown on the box photo. Early Mk.1 has the great lines and show the casting that make the Merkava so unique. Makes a unique basis for kit bashing too. I'm going to make a shortened hull someday...

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Features

  • Plastic parts molded in tan.
  • Accurately detailed tank comes with a commander figure.
  • Movable turret.
  • Mesh netting.
  • Choice of open or closed hatches.
  • 105mm main gun with thermal jacket.
  • Open or closed headlamps.
  • Pliable and plastic tracks.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions include a historical background of the Merkava.

Specs

  • Length: 7-3/4" (19.5cm)
  • Width: 4-1/4" (10.6cm)
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35127

Includes

One 1/35 Merkava Israeli Main Battle Tank


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Reviews

  
 
"inadequate instructions"
running3bears
MY FAULT ISN'T WITH THE TANK ITSELF, IT'S WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH THE KIT. THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE MAINLY ALL PICTURE, NONE OF THE VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN ENGLISH, THEY ARE ALL JAPANESE, AND UNLESS YOU CAN DECIPHER JAPANESE, IT MAKES THIS KIT SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO ASSEMBLE. TAMIYA NEEDS TO PRINT THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR KITS ALSO IN ENGLISH. THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE MAKES PAINTING THE MODEL AND PARTS DIFFICULT FOR SOME..

 
"nice older kit, the detail is not up to today's standards"
rarem37
This is a nice older kit, the detail is not up to today's standards. It assembles easily with no major problems. The detail is not as sharp as the newer kits. It is easy enough to assemble that a beginner could handle it easily. I have mine on a shelf with newer kits and it fits right in. The tracks are the rubber band type that most glue won't stick to. You can follow the instructions and melt the posts to join the tracks. I also put a couple of staples across the join. To install the track, leave the drive sprockets off until you are ready to install the track. Place the track over all of the wheels, fit the drive sprocket into the track and press the sprocket into place on it's axle. That way you don't have to stretch the track to get it around all of the wheels and drive sprocket.

 
"This is an excellent model for the initiated modeler"
jimwoodward1943 (Broken Arrow, OK)
It is a Tamiya, what else can be said? Well the decals were not well located on the instruction sheet and some of the numbered parts on the sprues are difficult/impossible to read. The small decals have a tendency to fold over and once that happens you are out of luck. I left the skirts off and the tow cables could have been designed much better. The MG on the turrets are flimsy and I broke both barrels cutting them from the sprues. I liked the hot rod design of this tank however.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for two tanks
  • 1: 820035, Arrow Decals, 10.
  • 2: 837522, Arrow Decals, 4.

Comments

  • Keep small pieces and sharp edges away from children ages 3 and under.
  • Recommended paints are for adult modelers only.
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives.

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