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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Ace model IDF Centurion Shot Kal Alef 1973
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MODELGEEK
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Budapest, Hungary
Member Since: February 01, 2005
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Dear all,

How accurate is this kit? I do not have references of Israeli armor, so I only can work with various online sources, but I can't find many information on this kit.

Since I like braille, it is definitely something I am interested in; just curious how well it matches up to its real life counterpart.

Thank you!
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 03:12 AM UTC
Looks like a pretty nice kit with extensive PE. The model depicts Kahalani's tank during the Yom Kippur War. I can't comment on the kit itself, but the markings seem to be correct. https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=29877

All I could find was this review on a Brazilian website in Portuguese: http://www.aprj.com.br/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2171:shot-kal-alef-172-da-ace&catid=52:militaria-moderna-afv&Itemid=53
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 03:49 AM UTC
I built one of the other Ace Centurions ( not this particular type) and it was not a bad model. Nowhere as good quality as Flyhawk, and maybe not as good as Revell, or Trumpeter, but with some TLC you can build a very acceptable model. Biggest problem I found was the roadwheels were off register, but the side armor plates hid most of that:

The fact that the side armor plates hid most of the wheels meant that only half the wheels needed special cleaning.