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Magach 6B Gal Batash
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 07:33 AM UTC
Dave Oliver reviews the new Academy 1/35 scale Magach 6B Gal Batash kit.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 07:08 AM UTC
I thought that the Magach 6B Gal Batash used the same tracks as the Merkava. The tracks in the kit appear to be standard M-60 ones.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 08:47 AM UTC

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I thought that the Magach 6B Gal Batash used the same tracks as the Merkava. The tracks in the kit appear to be standard M-60 ones.



Actually the 6B Gal Batash has its own distinct tracks, albeit slightly similar to the all steel Merkava tracks. At present only Legends produce these correct tracks as a full resin AM set. I'm guessing the ones included here are from the Merkava MK.2 which isn't strictly correct, although admittedly most won't notice/care.

Nice review Dave. Despite the use of older parts it seems to be a fairly nice kit and cheaper than going down the resin route.
Gotrek58
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 07:54 PM UTC
The most pictures in Michael Mass' Desert Eagle #4 are showing Merkava 2 tracks, one the combination of Merkava 2 and reinforced Batash links on the same track.
I think Friul ATL-66 tracks are the right choice if you want to change from the kits rubber ones to metal links.


Michael