This 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.
From 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.
Creos 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.