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Hi guys,

This is my next project it is the very old Leopard from Revell/Italerie,

The kit was an attic find that I got off ebay,

Legend conversion kit and Bronco AS90 tracks are being used.

The tracks are the right type for this Leopard.

 

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If this is of any interest I will put up the WIP

 

cheers

Ivan

 

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  • ivan-o changed the title to Revell Leopard 1A4 (AS1)

Just a bit of waffle before I start,although this kit is nearly 40 yrs old it still stands up to the Meng kit it many ways! There is a review on the Leopard Club site that goes through the pro,s and conn,s of both kits.😀

 

I have started with a bit of track bashing and to say this is time consuming is an understatement🙄

 

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These are the parts for one link!

 

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One run done but I think I might cheat on the next side as the top will be under the side skirts.😉

 

cheers 

Ivan

 

 

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Some done today on the running gear,it’s supposed to have working suspension but the plastic seems much to hard for it to work.

All the detail are parts to put on not moulded.

 

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that’s all for now obviously the other side is the same😉

 

cheers 

Ivan

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Nice start, don't envy you the track bashing though! 

Track does look good built up

 

  Stay safe           Roger

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Hi,

just some minor work on the hull at the moment,

what passed for anti slip on the front of the hull has been replaced and the tropical grill put in,this bit comes with the Meng kit but luckily enough my nephew has a 3D printer 😀👍(mmm what else do I need)

 

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before!

 

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after!

and the grill

 

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that’s all for now

 

cheers,

Ivan

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Hi,

another small update, rear hull done some very nice fiddly bits there😏


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here are the contents of the Legend kit parts of which will now start to come into play😀

 

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cheers

Ivan

 

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Rights,

some more done on the hull sides,tool boxes and the pads for laser sensors I believe they are.

 

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cheers ,

Ivan

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Hi guys,

After all this heat I have managed a bit more etch work,rear mud flaps on😀

 

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hopefully a bit more soon,

 

Ivan

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Great thread which I will follow with some interest. I have two of these in the stash, along with a Meng 1 A5 (cast turret and bolted on armor) and a C2 Mexus. As you rightly suggest they stand up to the very latest releases from Meng/Takom very well for their age. My two Italeri Leopards are destined to become one Danish 1A5DK (welded Turret) and open Australian AS1 (welded turret), using respective add on conversion sets.

 

You have made a brilliant start.

 

Terry

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Hi,

a bit more done today on the glacis plate, a mix of the kit parts and from the conversion kit.

 

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the lip of the mud flaps has been removed,strengthening plates put on and all the bits for engineer attachments from the Legend kit used.

 

cheers

Ivan

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Hi,

update time😀 I have had to do a bit of surgery on the back mud flaps! The ‘wings’ were supposed to fold and fit down the hull but wouldn’t fit so off they came and plastic used instead.

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Tracks and running gear done. Those Bronco tracks were a right pain and I have unashamedly cut them short as you won’t see them under the skirts😉

 

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and now the shortened tracks👍
 

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its starting to come together now BUT I won’t be doing those tracks again😀

 

cheers 

Ivan

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3 hours ago, ivan-o said:

Hi,

update time😀 I have had to do a bit of surgery on the back mud flaps! The ‘wings’ were supposed to fold and fit down the hull but wouldn’t fit so off they came and plastic used instead.

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Tracks and running gear done. Those Bronco tracks were a right pain and I have unashamedly cut them short as you won’t see them under the skirts😉

 

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and now the shortened tracks👍
 

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its starting to come together now BUT I won’t be doing those tracks again😀

 

cheers 

Ivan

 

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Coming together very nicely, starting to look like a Leopard now.

Those tracks look good as well!

 

  Stay safe         Roger

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41 minutes ago, Hamden said:

starting to look like a Leopard now.

 

My thoughts exactly Roger. There is no mistaking that wavy hemline! 

 

Looking good indeed.

 

Terry

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Hi guys,

After a bit of a break a bit of scratch building to start with😀 this Commanders sight is not included in the Revell kit so l have had a go!

 

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just two bits or sprue glued and sanded together I think it has worked. Just added the comparison shot🙄

 

cheers,

Ivan

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Hi,

another long overdue update this build seems to be talking forever😀

some work on the top of the turret using the conversion parts and a bit of scratch for the commander’s sight and the ring behind the loaders hatch.

 

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turret sides and basket next(eventually😉)

cheers 

Ivan

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Well this the turret all but finished,I hollowed out the searchlight front and put a lense from the spares box in,just the basket on the back and a general tidy up to go😀

 

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cheers,

Ivan

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