Revell 1/35 leopard 2A5

col68

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Hi all this is my latest build unfortunately the first batch of pictures has been lost so here is the build so far. I must say it's been a bit of a pig of a kit the hull bottom was badly warped which took some straightening. And the tracks would not stick together so i had to melt them..the design of the kit is strange as well the tracks come in 4 pieces 2 per side and some of the upper hull is connected to the sideskirts but on the plus side it's a highly detailed kit. For the price. I have replaced the moulded on handles with metal and replaced the vinyl tow ropes with brass wire.
 

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some of the upper hull is connected to the sideskirts
The old Italeri Leopard 2 kits had a similar problem: most of the hatches in the hull sides were part of the side skirts, for some reason. On the plus side, you rarely see a Leopard 2 without side skirts, so it’s not a major problem.
 

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Hi all.. Sorry about the lack of posts on this build but technology seems to be against me at the minute. For some reason my memory card keeps formatting it's self when I connect to my pc.
Anyhow back to the build after filling quite a few gaps and priming I got a base coat of tamiya NATO green on
 

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Thanks Ian. Managed to get the camo applied this morning using tamiya NATO Brown and black.
Also I have added two figures from mengs modern German tank crew.
 

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Nice paintwork Colin. The colours look a better match for the NATO colours than some other makes...

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real nice going on this one,Colin,do like the camo,well done,:thumb2:
 

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Coming along very nicely Colin, she certainly is a beast of a kit :flushed:

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Thanks for the positive comments gents and monica. I have got the decals on and sealed also I've added some camo net to the barrel ready to start weathering
 

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