The flurry of good news seem not to be coming to an end so far this year. This one came rather quietly, in spite of it being released three days ago, I only read about it this morning on the track-link.net site (here).
For years Israeli armour fans had to do with old Academy kits and of course Legends conversions, which though detailed and well made were always bit pricey and quite a bit more laborious to put together than a plastic kit.
Now times seem to be changing, after having Merkava IV from Academy and Hobby Boss, the next one coming is Merkava IIID by Meng models. What is interesting, and sets the expectations high, is the fact that Meng has been working on the kit with some experts in the field – Desert Eagle publishing and Michael Mass. Because of this we can perhaps hope that mistakes such as the wrong wheel configuration on the Merkava IV from Hobby Boss will be avoided.
For more information you can read the forum thread at idf-in-scale.com site here.