The Merkava is a family of Main Battle Tanks built for the Israel Defense Force since 1978 and has seen extensive use in the Levant. After the 1982 war in Lebanon, the initial set of mark 1 Merkavas were hastily upgraded with additional turret armour and new side skirts to protect against RPGs, as well as an internally mounted mortar, redesigned turret bustle and additional stowage bins on the rear of the hull.
This model features thorough hollowing, drain holes, and careful support placement to ensure optimal print quality. Thought has been put into making the components easy to paint, and detail is deeply recessed and exaggerated to avoid being drowned in thick paint.
Included in this download are all the files you will need to print the Mark 1 or Mark 2 versions, along with some machineguns for the crew.
Files come in supported and unsupported formats.
These models are optimised for detail at 1/100 or 15mm scale on a resin printer, but they should scale up well too.
Printed dimensions of hull (excl. skirts and fenders):
L 70 W 40 H 18 mm
Printer settings used for display models:
Anycubic Photon Mono
Translucent Green Anycubic Resin
0.03mm layer height
1.4s exposure time
24s bottom exposure time
5 bottom layers
lift speed: 1mm/s
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