Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 09:37 AM UTC
An update on the Hobby Boss website looks to be pointing to a new IDF ARV on the way.
The Hobby Boss website is showing a 1/35 scale Merkava ARV as part of their November releases. This would be a great addition for IDF fans. No details at this time, but stay tuned to Armorama for more details when they come available.

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I can understand your wish. I have one ! Michael
SEP 20, 2012 - 01:16 AM
Scale 1/1, 1/35 or something else ? ;-)
SEP 20, 2012 - 01:27 AM
Hi All Indeed great news for any IDF modeler, I agree with Joseph, Hobby Boss is moving forward with IDF items and it is good to see that they keep the momentum of new IDf kits and most important in plastic. There is no need to accuse HB in copy resin kit since A rate info probably re-sold them by other company. As modelers lets concentrate in models and not in operational data, there is no need to talk about their service history, their numbers in IDF and most important their current status. regarding the quality, no kit is perfect as we saw with recent Merkava 3D by Meng and HB. Robert Dr. Robert Manasherob LINK P.S. I have no connection to any of those companies.
SEP 20, 2012 - 02:12 AM
Thanks for the clarification Michael, that may explain the lack of photos of either type out there. That and they are a pretty specialized vehicle. If the modelling companies can make all the 'paper' panzers, might as well have some modern ones too! Jim
SEP 20, 2012 - 04:30 AM
Hello Jim, Yes , lack of photos due to the fact that these are prototypes. Yes, more in Plastic which means easy assembly and less $. Yes, more IDF in plastic, as recent years are a golden era, like:(probably not all) AFV - Shot-Cal Academy Merkava 4 HB Merkava 4 Tamiya M51 Tamiya M1 HB Merkava Mk.3D Meng Mk.3D Lots of detailing sets, markings, a beautiful figure from Sabingamartin, roadwheels, tracks, and machine guns. More to come HB Namer Chatap, Merkava 2D and Merkava 3D LIC 3 major kits from Meng (my lips are sealed) we certainly live in the future...
SEP 20, 2012 - 05:30 AM
Merkava 2D Amen to that, I hope for older APCs in plastic like Achzarit, Nagmachon etc...
SEP 20, 2012 - 08:58 AM
Well It is only matter of time now before you will see all these APC and other IDF tanks in plastic, probably 2 of each from different companies, and I assume soon there will be also more soft skins as well. Robert Dr. Robert Manasherob LINK
SEP 20, 2012 - 09:11 AM
Are there any good news for 2013 especially for Merkava 2D? Any company: Meng, Hobbyboss or Academy??
FEB 05, 2013 - 06:41 AM
new tool IDF M-113 series?
FEB 05, 2013 - 11:01 AM

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