I was recently digging through some old boxes and found some photos of my models. Most of these were built between 1980 and 1990. Unfortunately, my photography skills were primitive, but most came out okay. I am using this page to share with others one of my passions.
As more than 20 years has passed in some cases, I may remember incorrectly the manufacturers of the various kits and accessories, so If I get it wrong, I apologize in advance
The tank is a 1:35 Tamiya kit, the figurines and many of the accessories from Verlinden. Verlinden seemed to share my interest in Israeli armor and I consider him my primary modeling influence. Also shown is the Verlinden diorama I used for a guide.
The most difficult part of this kit was the nylon tank treads. Modelers today have greater access to photo-etched and resin parts, that were in their infancy 25 years ago (and the really good stuff was more than my allowance could afford). Getting soft rubber to conform to the road wheels in rough terrain proved the most challenging for me.
I also resented the US Army for not installing a simple exhaust pipe as can be seen on this Zelda. Standing in the crew compartment, one had the pleasure of inhaling the pipe located on tiop, in front of the crew compartment.
The 1:35 scale kit is Tamiya, the accessories and figure Verlinden, with a few scratch-built add-ons