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Loepard C2
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 03:30 AM UTC
Hello all,

As I am finishing up with my Bergepanther build (axis forum) I am getting ready for my next build.

So here goes..... Takom Leopard 1 A5/ C2 kit, Perfect Scale Modellbau Leo 1 powerpack set, Legend C2 update set.

Also from Leopard Workshp... Road wheels with curved inner rims, rear mud flaps, Smoke launchers, Canadian Aerials for C2 and the main gun barrel....

I will be posting pictures as I go...


jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 05:56 AM UTC
looking forward to this...Leopard club's stuff is exquisite
RobBye
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Manitoba, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 06:07 AM UTC
I'm looking forward to following this too. Canadian Leopards are, naturally, among my favourite AFVs.
LeoCmdr
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 07:06 AM UTC
Good luck with your Leopard project Chris!
recceboy
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 09:15 AM UTC
Great start to the build, there are issues with the kit, I put together a tweak list to fix them,if you need it send me a message and will help you out.

If you need any photos/reference just ask and will help you out.


Cheers

Anthony

Author Canadian Leopard Series Project DVD reference set
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 04:52 AM UTC
Thank you all for the support. I am really looking forward to this build.
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 07:00 AM UTC
Well folks,

Here we go.....

I started to clean up the inside of the lower hull in preparation for the resin floor, firewall and rear hull wall. Now the PSM kit was not made for the Takom kit. However, the floors are about 1mm in total then the inside of hull. So narrowing the parts won't take much....


PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 07:04 AM UTC
I just noticed I spelt the title of this blog........ ....lol
baldwin8
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 23, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 09:10 PM UTC
Looking forward to your progress on this. Some have had a few critical words of this kit but I think overall it seems quite nice.
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:52 AM UTC
Yes I have heard there are some things wrong with the kit. But I have been provided with the corrections list, so I will be correcting as I go...
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:13 AM UTC
Evening all,

Well the floors have been narrowed and fitted. They are not glued in as of yet. I will need to add wiring and some plumbing....


acebatau
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 07:52 AM UTC
Lovely project, mate. Will be following with great interest, good luck!
youngtiger1
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM UTC
Nice project. I need to grab me few of the Leopard Workshop items. May I ask, how long the shipping took to your place from the time you placed the order? TIA
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
Hello Mike,

I bought my Leo Workshop from a local supplier. Trackjam Models here in Canada. The owner is great to deal with and shipping was quick. I am not to sure what supplier you can order from in the U.S.
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 08:14 PM UTC
M&Models and Hard Target Models stock Leo Workshop in the States.
Order direct from Leopard Workshop and you will get them within a week.
Tankrider
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 05:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice project. I need to grab me few of the Leopard Workshop items. May I ask, how long the shipping took to your place from the time you placed the order? TIA



Mike,
Head on over to Hard Target. Jack, Hard Target's owner, is a good guy - order with confidence besides, he is having a 25% off sale. I ordered some LW products this morning and they are on the way by 3:00PM with 2 day shipping.

John
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 01:53 AM UTC
Hello all,

Well I am home sick from work today..so it gave me a bit of time to get some detailing done....





Also separated the engine bay hatch from the upper hull.....


Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Wow, what a great start. I am impressed by your level of detail, you put im. Keep up the work.
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:22 AM UTC
Thank you Ronnie! Lead wire is a wonderful thing lol
Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC
Hi Chris, did you by stock from the lead wire company?
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 03:06 AM UTC
No....but I think I should have. I am using Plusmodel lead wire.
ptruhe
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 04:28 AM UTC
I'm sure that was tricky work getting the engine bay cover off. Is there a lip that it rests on in real life?
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 04:33 AM UTC
Hello,

Yes there is a lip with a rubber seal that goes around the opening. The PSM kit gives you this in photoetch.
PanzerLehr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 04:39 AM UTC
Here are few pics of dry fitting....just to make sure everything is getting along! lol



And I just had to drill out all the vent holes in the engine fan cover.......

recceboy
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 06:23 AM UTC
Looking great, well done.

Anthony