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After two months of work, I'm happy to present my Tamiya Leopard 2A6 I bought this kit on a total whim. When I opened it a few months ago, I was indifferent to it. Typical Tamiya - nice sharp plastic parts, but pretty basic looking details. I eventually shaved off all of the plastic tabs representing grab handles and replaced them with wire. I doodled around with a few other details not really worth mentioning. I then started to paint and really took a liking to the kit. I have never built anything in NATO tri-color before, and it was a lot of fun to paint. The weathering I applied was a bit different for me. Typically, I apply dark stains to light paint. Here I had to do the inverse, with light sandy colors needed to stand out against the dark base colors. It was pretty challenging to get things balanced just right. Base paints are Tamiya thinned with MLT. Nearly all of the weathering is thing glaze coats of Tamiya paint and artists' oil. The caked on mud is a wet mud effects product from Vallejo, which I really liked. I'm still working on a figure, but I'd since the tank-proper is done, I figured I'd post a few shots. Also, I'm glad to be finished because almost every time I sat down to work on this beast, this song would get in my head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5es5MQX0VVA&feature=youtu.be
This is my most recent project. The Hobby Boss Leopard 2A6M, depicted as a troop commander of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) post Afghanistan. With a little Accurate Armour & Live Resin added, and an unknown commander from the spares box. The tanks came from the German army and featured better air con and more armoured stowage for the crew's kit. They were originally in the 3 colour NATO camouflage but are being repainted into standard Canadian green. The pictures don't show it to well but there is some tonal difference in the colours with some pre and post shading. The model was going to have all the slat armour attached but it really started to upset me so I gave up! Untitled by phil da greek, on Flickr Untitled by phil da greek, on Flickr Untitled by phil da greek, on Flickr Untitled by phil da greek, on Flickr Photos were taken on my Iphone & posted via Flickr. Any thoughts or comments are welcome.
Hello fellow modelers! After building only airplane kits, mostly ww2, I have decided to try something new and bought myself the Revell's Leopard 2, as it recieved good reviews. Especially regarding the fit, which is my weakest link in building. After the start I noticed that two front parts don't really fit, picture below. Does anyone have some experience with this kit and can tell me how to make this part fit, as the hole is quite visible: Further, should I fill the front joint and sand it, or let it be. This part comes together quite nicely, however I can't find any refference: Thank you for your help, Jaka.