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Armor/AFV: Canadian Armor
Discuss all types of Canadian Armor of all eras.
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My first build
UnitingMatrix95
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - 06:16 PM UTC
Hi my name is Brendan, I am 16. this is my first solo build. i've done some with my Dad.
this is my Leo 2A6M can by Hobbyboss.






35th-scale
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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - 08:25 PM UTC
Welcome to Armorama Brendan. So far that's looking nice and clean....Tosach maith leath na h'oibre. (A good start is half the battle)
Karl187
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 12:31 AM UTC
Welcome along Brendan- looks like a fine job so far, keep it up !
mharris79
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 12:39 AM UTC
Cool, I've been thinking on building the HB kit myself. Looking good so far.
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 01:17 AM UTC
Welcome to the hobby and the forums,great work so far,keep us posted
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 01:23 AM UTC
Hello Brendan. Nice to have you here. The build looks clean. A clean build is the corner stone for painting and weathering. I'll be watching this one, as I intend to build Tamiya's Leo 2A6 in the future.
UnitingMatrix95
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 12:12 PM UTC
Finished building what i can of the Leo. All parts that include PE, or are to be painted tan are left out.





You might find a few screwups in the gluing of the hull, But it should be fixable later. I modded the flap behind gun a little bit, so that the gun can still elevate, and such, and so the flap would also move according to the angle. (see pic 2)
Now to get proper glue for PE, then finish 'er up, and onto painting.
WARDUKWNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 12:42 PM UTC
Hey Brendan ... your doing pretty good so far matey .. looks pretty clean too ..keep it up ..you've gotten us blokes interested with your build
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 01:10 PM UTC
Are you going to be using the pe that comes with the kit or am parts? I've dug myself a $200 hole in am for my upcoming. I can't notice any bad glue jobs in your build. Keep on it, this is the baddest tank on the planet. My apologies to you Abrams and IDF guys, but other tanks just can't compete.
UnitingMatrix95
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 01:20 PM UTC

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Are you going to be using the pe that comes with the kit or am parts? I've dug myself a $200 hole in am for my upcoming.



I'm using the kit's PE.


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Keep on it, this is the baddest tank on the planet. My apologies to you Abrams and IDF guys, but other tanks just can't compete.



hahaha. True dat, mate.
didgeboy
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 03:28 AM UTC
Matt, Brendan not sure how you two figure that one. The German's and Canadians might be really good at gunnery (hence their many wins of the CAT tournament in the "old" days) but let's face it the Abrams and Merkava's are both battle tested as are their crews. . . .
Cheers and good job on the build Brendan looking forward to the rest of it.
Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 03:57 AM UTC
Not sure you can say one is better than the other, I mean they all have much the same armour, pretty much the same power to weight ratio, similar electronics and exactly the same gun.

Certainly combat experience goes to the IDF then the US.

Of course at the end of the day they are just trying to copy the Brits. I mean 2 damaged and one destroyed (by another Challenger) and the world record for the longest range engagement how can you compete ?
ArtyG37B
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 05:01 AM UTC

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but let's face it the Abrams and Merkava's are both battle tested as are their crews



So i guess 3 years in the sands of Afghanistan don't count?
sounds like battle tested to me! Considering KMW is using canadian experience to improve future Leopards kinda says something.
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 07:28 AM UTC
Simple, fewer destroyed Leopards. And that includes those engaged in combat.
Smokeyr67
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 10:50 AM UTC
Your doing good work Brendan, so good that your Leo would kill my M1 and T 62!
dvarettoni
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2011 - 11:30 AM UTC
Great start can't wait to see some paint
Dave