18bravo, if you look at the pics of the built up kit, I can’t see any anti-slip there, and there is a pretty good shot of the front of the hull. Were you maybe going by the pics someone posted of the Takom kit in the other thread?
That product looks like it works great, but it is essentially what I’ve been doing for nearly three decades. Their instructions tout it as being better than using sand and “styrene glue,” but I have never used model cement for this purpose. I have used wet paint or more often thinned white glue. Of course thinned white glue is ridiculously easy to clean up.
And of curse it can be used in the uniform or scattered modes as well.
I started this Merkava in '95 and finished it in '96. The earlier Merkavas had a scattered pattern, which I replicated.
I used very fine sand. I just purchased this today which is even finer - possible good for 1/72 scale, which is probsbly not very noticeable .
Thank you for that link, as @18bravo points out, it does look like a great product. I was able to source some relatively locally here in the UK and with P&P paid less than £12. I did procrastinate because @18bravo solution does look very good and quite possibly, also more cost effective.
In the end, I went with the VMS product. I suppose i’m just lazy.
I would guess the scattered effect would be more accurate for a Merkava Mk II, which is where i’m headed.