A quick update on the painting of the IDF soldiers for my Merkava diorama. I have managed to find the time to paint up 3 models since last week.
The first two I finished were the soldiers walking on patrol. The painting is based lightly on the paint scheme given by the Fate of a Nation supplement for Flames of War. The paint does help bring out some of the character of the models and since a 1/72 diorama is meant to be admired from a least a metre away - the whole thing comes together.
The third figure is the civilian being frisked. I think he needs some more highlights on the red part of his shirt. I have mentioned this before during the 1/72 Tiger II diorama, that I do not enjoy painting model figures at this scale to high standards - they are just too small for me! Nonetheless, I am happy with the result overall.
Until then farewell and good health.