SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION ISRAELI MAIN BATTLE TANK AFV CLUB 1/35

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThis time, I will try making IDF’s Shot-Kal. It was approximately ten years ago that I made Vietnam War Centurion of the same AFV Club kit on my old homepage. This kit was released in 2006, now it is a very old kit.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGFrom the conclusion, the rubber wheels do not adhere well with plastic glue. Considering the strength, I used super glue additionally. It’s extra work… However, I think rubber wheels cannot be removed easily simply by fitting.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI put a poly cap in the road wheel, but this is hard to attach to the chassis again. It did not set up easily and I re-opened with a drill.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThere was a resin part for Shot-Kal. I think it is a stretcher for emergency or something, the item of the canvas.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGCreos released for each one bottle of the Sinai Gray set colors and Imperial Japanese Army Tank color set. Creos good job! I would like to purchase these colors if I have opportunities to build the vehicles next time. I hope Creos selling them for a long time. This time, the paint which I mixed by myself still remains. I mix brown with it and make a color image of Sinai Gray TC20 of the Creos.
(25-October-2018)

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Sinai Gray recipe mixed in the past is doubtful, it looks like a science experiment, mixing yellow, Auburn, dark yellow, fresh, sandy brown, ocher, and middle stone. And it tends to be a large amount. It is faster to buy a newly released Sinai Gray. However, such work is also one of the enjoyments of model making.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Trouble. The belt caterpillar attached is as short as 1.5 cm, really…?? Did this shrink little by little since I bought it more than ten years ago? Looking at Vietnam War Centurion that I assembled more than 10 years ago, it seems to be no problem. The body of Centurion is about 7.5 m, I think the Shot Kal is almost the same size. As this is not a level of coverage that can be adjusted by adjusting the angle of the idler wheel, leave it. Think about it, the caterpillar is covered with a side armor. However, it is strange that no one else complains about the same phenomenon.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING The side armor covered the track joint part completely invisible. Since it cannot be repaired if the caterpillar comes off after all gluing, it would be better to bond it firmly.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING After all, the caterpillar and the rolling wheel were reinforced from the back with the rubber-based Adhesive. Because there is such extra worry, I do not like rubber parts very much. The best is plastic parts of the partial connection tracks.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGSince the hinge part was large in the round and square hatch of the turret, I tried to open and close it by using brass wire.
(28-October-2018)

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Mostly completed. Since the storage boxes on both sides are dotted glue joint except for the bottom side, I should not touch it with strong adhesive bonding. There is a basket behind and there are not many areas to touch when assembling and rotating the turret.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Metal barrels are sharp and good in appearance, as straight lines and perfect circle. If you look carefully, rifling is molded on the inner diameter.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING The towing wire needs four 13 cm, but probably only two cables length is included in the kit. Each modeler needs local procurement.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI adhered the plate weight to the area where the decal is attached on the mesh basket.
(31-October-2018)

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING I have spilled superglue on a connection part of the favorite Tamiya nipper. The movement became awkward… If I paint the grease and use it for a while, will it return to the original?

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING I don’t know it is a kit like a spin-off from Centurion, there are many unnecessary parts in an AFV Club’s kit.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTING For now, I painted it in black, one of the reasons is the prevention of unpainted.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGI painted the basic color. When I start painting, there is pretty uneven and noticed the details.
(02-November-2018)

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF tank Shot-Kal was completed. Israeli possessed about 1,000 tanks.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK Israel intended to introduce British Centurion and fight equally with neighboring enemy T-54, Patton tank, IS-3, etc. It was a tank unsuitable for long-range shooting and lacking cruising distance when entering the actual battle. The battlefield in the Middle East is open and shooting accuracy at long distances is required.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK The main renovation point from Centurion was to replace the 20-pound gun with a 105 mm cannon, exchanging the engine from a Rolls-Royce gasoline engine to an American diesel engine, extending the action distance by adding a spare fuel tank. I wrote it briefly, but I guess IDF had a hard time with these renovations.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK It will be handed over to the famous Merkava, which is a more powerful tank.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK The headlight was made using epoxy clear without using kit parts. Appearance is good as it shines when painting inside with silver.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK I made it possible to open and close the hatch with brass wire. It may be damaged if opened and closed too often.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK When I look at the actual Shot-Kal photo in action, there are no rusty vehicles found. Low rust with low humidity climate? Or maintenance frequently? Let’s change the painting by washing and gradation, chipping a little.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK The Israel flag is commonly seen during the actions. After printing out in fine mode, it has a matte clear coating.

IDF SHOT KAL 1973 CENTURION AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe color of Sinai gray was difficult, but I think that it was finished in a nice color. I built an Israeli Defense Force tank for the first time in a while.
(03-November-2018)

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