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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #1 by gmoss1
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Hi everyone

Here is my recently finished Australian Leopard. It is the Tamiya 1/35 West German Leopard kit, which I have built to depict "Hat Dich" - the ride of the Commanding Officer of 1st Armoured Regiment.

I used 'Mouse House's Leopard AS1 Conversion, decals and camo paints.

I just have to make / add tow cables, which unfortunately don't come with the kit.

Thanks for looking

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7 years 7 months ago #2 by Bishop
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Very nice. Looks the part paint and all.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #3 by gmoss1
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Thanks mate

The lighting seems to have made it look a bit glossier than it really is. The "just stopped raining look"? : )
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7 years 7 months ago #4 by agyoung33
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Agree with Bish; you've captured the look of the real thing! B)

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7 years 7 months ago #5 by Glenn
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Very nice,top job :)

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7 years 7 months ago #6 by gmoss1
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Thanks fellas

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7 years 7 months ago #7 by Iddy900
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Thats really nice! I've half pie been thinking of doing one of these in a 'what if' New Zealand scheme. Apparently we cam pretty close to getting Leopard 1s but the government decided to purchase the Scorpion instead.

On the bench.

1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk.IIc
1/35 Afv Club Scorpion - Kiwi conversion.
1/35 Revell TPZ1 NBC Fuch
1/48 Tamiya Stug Ausf G

Coming Soon.
Another 1/48 Hurricane
1/35 AFV Club Walker Bulldog - Kiwi conversion.

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7 years 7 months ago #8 by gmoss1
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Thanks mate

You should do it!
I didn't know that. Are they still in operation?

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7 years 7 months ago #9 by Gary
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Really nice job of the 3 tone camo scheme, I particularly like the black and green it's reminiscent of 80's British armour.



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7 years 7 months ago #10 by Woods
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Excellent work , it looks great ! .... I really like the Aussie camo scheme

This is mine I done a while ago , I just used stuff from my spare parts box , made the stowage bins and mud flaps from plastic off a KFC potato-n-gravy pot :lol:








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7 years 7 months ago #11 by gmoss1
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Thanks Gary

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7 years 7 months ago #12 by gmoss1
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Thanks mate

Yours looks great too! Nice work with the scratch building.

Cheers
Greg

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7 years 7 months ago #13 by Andrew
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Looks sweet B)

How long did it take you to build, paint and weather? :) Didn't seem that long ago you'd just finished the Cent

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #14 by gmoss1
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Thanks Andrew

I started it around the same time as the M113. Was a great kit and nice easy build. It probably took the equivalent of 5-6 days in total. I kept the weathering to bare minimum...just used some turps mixed with ground up pastel chalk and gave it a few flicks with an old paint brush :)

I have also just started on an Aussie M1A1 AIM
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