понедельник, 26 марта 2012 г.

IDF Hotchkiss H39. War of Independence, 1948


As the State of Israel was established in 1948, Arab enemies immideatly attacked the new-born Jewish state. Five arab states (+ "palestinian" militias) against 1 Jewish. To fight the enemies Israel used whatever was avalable. 10 ex-french H39 tanks (some of them were German trophies as well) were shipped to Israel and participated battles since July, 1948. I built my Bronco kit with extensive use of Eduard PE and scratch built parts. The base color was a nice shade of OD by MM followed by green MIG filter and further weathering.