Tamiya Models Israeli Tank M51 Model Kit

(13 customer reviews)


Last updated on February 25, 2024 11:57 am Details


  • Belt-type tracks realistically reproduce the T80 tracks
  • The lower hull details and the HVSS suspension are precisely rendered
  • 1/35 Scale Armor

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Additional information

Product Dimensions

10.11 x 3.38 x 4.04 inches

Item Weight

7.8 ounces

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



MMD Holdings, LLC

Date First Available

October 16, 2011

13 reviews for Tamiya Models Israeli Tank M51 Model Kit

  1. Leigh W Cole

    Great piece of kit happy customer if only it arrived a bit sooner waited for nearly a month for it

  2. Stephanie Araneta

    Typical Tamiya, great fit, great detail, easy assembly, low part count. You can find higher level of detail but it will cost you more and it will be hard to build. never go wrong with Tamiya. Dragons version is not as accurate or as easy to build and Academy is a different type.

  3. Leigh W Cole

    Excellent model – usual Tamiya quality , recommended to all.

  4. Martin Arthur

    Brilliant kit, we’ll engineered and just falls together.

  5. Bryan

    Fantastic Model

  6. Bryan

    My favorite M4 Sherman of all time. Excellent kit and an excellent value. I updated mine with gear from Legends and Value Gear. The usual high quality Tamiya build. The fit is terrific and easy.

  7. Jason

    Buen plástico, buen encaje, sin complicaciones de montaje, instrucciones claras y una gran maqueta.

  8. Robert Hessler

    typical Tamiya, all fits perfectly together, no issues but the model benefits from adding details and the rework of the simplified ones. Tamiya should more look for exactly details and don’t omit or simplify too much at least with this kit it could be better.

  9. Rebecca

    I’m a life long builder of 1/35 armor and almost exclusively “World War Two” and “German”. I’ve recently made forays away from my comfort zone (US M10 Tank Destroyer, Soviet KV-1 and a French AMX-13) over the past 6 months, but the end result of this Israeli M51 is perhaps the most enjoyable project in years – if not ever.

    The build was typically Tamiya – Nearly flawless instructions, minimal flash, exquisite part fit, and minimal filler. Note that the ‘canvas’ covering between the turret front & main gun will require filler, though I prefer my personal method of filling the gap was an excessive amount of liquid glue and taking a bit of fine sandpaper to it later. I’d also say that the later generation Tamiya kits have excellent & realistic exterior detail that is on par with many Dragon kits. The ruddy “steel” texture at the hull front and turret sides is great and lends itself well to color modulation and weathering of all types.

    I used a combination of black & white acrylic base coat, followed by a (roughly) 80/20 mix of Tamiya Desert Tan & Buff colors to achieve the base color tone with nice starting point shadowing. Beyond that I used the sponge technique for 99% of the paint chipping which I then followed up with heavy use of oil paints (white, yellow/tan & burnt umber) – NOTHING tops oils when you want a unique color modulation/weathering look on your model – but this is of course dealers choice. I then finished off with Desert Tan wash in certain areas and heavy use of a darker pin wash – particularly on the wheels, etc.

    Bottom Line? BUY THIS KIT.

  10. Robert Hessler

    Even tho the box looks like someone beat the crap out of it, the model turns out great and the details of everything is absolutely stunning!!

  11. Sean OBrien

    As per what I’ve come to expect from Tamiya over the years the kit has excellent quality and detail. Assembly was easy and the finished product great. It should be noted that there is no interior detail with this kit.

  12. Stephanie Araneta

    Kit arrived well ahead of the projected timeline. Box was a little dented but there was no damage to the model. Mold quality is typical of a later Tamiya kit with the only downside being some molded on features such as the fuel filler caps and pistol port. This provides a lower parts count and does lend itself to an easier and sometimes more enjoyable build. The one piece vinyl tracks look good, but the 105mm barrel is molded in two pieces. The instructions included a separate pamphlet detailing the history and painting options for the M51. Overall, the kit looks like a great representation of an early M51 and promises to be a great build. For the price, I highly recommend this seller. The reason I only rated 4 stars was the wide range and length of the projected shipping (though it was free so it is hard to complain). I will definitely be doing business with this seller again.

  13. Amazon Customer

    Really good kit, Might buy another in the future.

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