Legend Productions: Merkava MK.IIID
Conversion Set (#LF 1084)
by Nicola Cortese
Legend Productions of Korea has recently released a plethora
of really nice resin update sets, specifically for the Israeli Merkava
family of tanks. Specifically designed to fit the Academy Merkava MK.IIID
kit, this complete conversion consists of:
Side skirts and rear hull baskets:
All steel wheels:
This update set is both complete and comprehensive. Sharp and beautifully
cast in a crème-colored resin, the only flash is on the really
small items. It provides a complete package consisting of 2 small etch
sets, ball chain amour, lead foil (for the rear hull baskets) and various
sizes of brass wire.
This set addresses all the errors that the Academy kit is faulted for,
which was based on the prototype at Latrun. All that is really needed
is a set of (Friul or hopefully, one day ModelKasten) replacement tracks.
The Merakava is surely one of the sleekest, meanest looking modern vehicles
ever to be produced and this upgrade set should be one of the more popular
with modern amour modelers. Overall, it's a great conversion set and provides
good overall value if you want an accurate Merkava IIID. Highly recommended.
This upgrade set can be purchased from The