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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Academy 1/35 Merkava Mk.IV LIC question
twong529
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 02:38 AM UTC
Does anyone know if the Black Dog 1/35 Trophy APS set made for the Hobby Boss Merkava Mk.IV will fit the Academy Mk.IV LIC kit?

Black Dog only makes the Trophy APS set for the Hobby Boss kit and the Black Dog parts have notches on the back of the parts to fit the grooves/contours on the Hobby Boss kit. So was wondering if the parts will fit the Academy kit. Are the turret contours the same on both kits?

Black Dog set on Hobby Boss kit



Academy kit

GTDeath13
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 06:24 AM UTC
Save yourself the trouble and the money. It will not fit the Academy kit and it depicts a prototype not a production unit
twong529
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC
Thanks for the info.
junglejim
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 03:28 PM UTC
Yah, just get the Meng 4M if you want a Trophy setup. Black Dog have good ideas, just fall short on accuracy...

Jim