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Question about the merkava 4 from Meng
bosscat
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Marne, France
Joined: April 19, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:11 PM UTC
Hi all,

I would like to have info on the last kit of Meng's Merkava 4, this reference:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/meng-ts-036-merkava-mk4m--1108893
I have the impression that among the existing kits, this is the best. You confirm?
I would also like to know which upgrades I can buy from the list visible on Scalemates. Or others who are not on the site.

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION[]=All&q=Merkava+4+merka*&fkSCALE[]=%221:35%22&fkTYPEGROUP[]=%22Merkava%204%22

I don't want to buy anachronistic or inconsistent parts with Meng's kit. ET models makes several sets for Meng but it is not very clear on the exact content of the kits ...
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 7,219 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:31 PM UTC
Legend's Rear Hull Basket Set is specifically designed for MENG's kit and fits perfectly.
errains
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: September 23, 2005
KitMaker: 362 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:41 AM UTC
I strongly suggest that you also get a set of metal tracks as the kit tracks are the weakest part of this kit.

Good Luck
TopSmith
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 01:02 AM UTC
Meng makes a rear hull storage basket set for the mark 4 however Others have said there were fit problems with them.

Magic Models mark 4M metal barrel is very nice.
bosscat
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Marne, France
Joined: April 19, 2012
KitMaker: 119 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 01:03 AM UTC
thx for replies guys!
Yes I see for tracks. I like friul tracks, I've mounted them on my tiger /panther. With burnishing fluid, it's nice.
no other upgrade kits?
panamadan
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: July 20, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 02:26 AM UTC
I believe Legend also makes a turret basket.
Dan