The Israeli rebuild of the M4 Meir was reportedly their first tank of the M-4 Sherman series. Historians don't agree on its' origin. Some say it was obtained in May 1948 after the British Army intended it for destruction, but soldiers handed it over to Hagana instead, where it was fitted it with a 75mm gun. Others say it was obtained from Italian scrap and rebuilt.
This model of the Meir was purchased built for my collection. It was built by Nicky Garver. I added the white to the headlights. I can see in the pictures it is too bright, so I will tone it down with a very light coat of aluminum and see how that looks.