"The Merkava Mk.IV’s turret shape reminds me of a floating manta ray," says Karel. "Such a unique design was hard for an AFV lover like me to resist. While I had to scratchbuild the protective balls and chains, most of my time was spent weathering. I wanted to create a roughed-up beast, complete with wear, tear, chips, and washes. Highlighting all the details was well worth the effort."
Learn how Karel added layers and layers of color in the March 2017 issue