Both Hobbyboss' and Meng's Merkava 3D kits are out now (at least HobbyEasy sells both of them). I've seen sprue shots of the Meng kit, but has anyone seen the Hobbyboss kit?
It might be a bit early but I really want a Merkava 3D and price is a factor, the Hobbyboss kit is a lot cheaper, as is accuracy.
There is a preview of the Hobby Boss Merkava 3D on Perth now:
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/r ... 82441.html
Looks very promising-- a big difference is real ball-chain versus the cast sytrene for the Meng kit. Also appears to have anti-slip surfacing. Looks like they dropped the vinyl wheels for full cast styrene. I don't see any clear parts like the Hobby Boss Merkava 4 had; I wish those had been included.