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Leopard 1A5 Upgrade Set (for Hobby Boss kit) 1:35 Eduard The New Hobby Boss Leopard 1A5 is a good looking kit, now Eduard are along with an update set for the kit. Update Set (73726) This set comprises a single sheet of brass PE and is mainly for all the smaller detail parts of the kit. There is a new convoy plate, new tow hook, and new rear mud guards. For the engine deck there are new intake grills and engine lifting beams. For the main tank there are new tools and housings/mountings for using the kit parts. There are new protection parts for t
Leopard 1A5 MBT (84501) 1/35 HOBBYBOSS via Creative Models The Leopard project started back in the mid 1950s with the goal of producing a modern tank to replace the M47 and M48 tanks which where then in use by the recently reconstituted Bundesehr (German Army). The specification called for a tank weighing no more than 30 tonnes capable of surviving 20mm rapid fire cannon and having a power-to-weight ratio of 30hp per tonne. The tank had to be capable of surviving on a nuclear/chemical contaminated battlefield. Armament was to be the then standard NATO 105mm gun. For this
Continuing my Cold War theme, I have done the Meng Leopard 1A5. I was surprised these didn't go our of service until '93. I thought they were shelved as soon as Leopard 2 come out. I really enjoyed this kit, even the infamous workable tracks (5 parts per link!) which I found therapeutic after the year I've had. This was my first time going the NATO three colour scheme and (on finding out they are all sprayed exactly the same in the factory) my first time using blue-tack as a mask. I thought it came out really well so I decided to leave it as a factory finish with only a bit o