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Leopard 2A4 NL
Jasperb12
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:36 AM UTC
Just finished: My Leopard 2A4 NL in scale 1:35. The kit is by Revelll; a fun and straightforward build, but I wanted to add some more detail to the model, so I added various parts from LeopardWorkshop and some lenses from VoyagerModels. To finish the model I also added figures by MiniArt.





























I hope you like it!

Jasper
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Correze, France
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
Nice one Jesper. I like the tarp strapped around the hull. It gives an original touch to your model.
Didn't the kit come with the MAG 58?

Olivier
panamadan
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 01:31 AM UTC
Nice model!
This was a tank that you served on?
Dan
Jasperb12
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC

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Nice one Jesper. I like the tarp strapped around the hull. It gives an original touch to your model.
Didn't the kit come with the MAG 58?



Thank you Olivier! The kit did come with a FN MAG, but I decided not to add it as it wasnít mounted on some of my references.

Jasper
Jasperb12
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 02:13 AM UTC

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Nice model!
This was a tank that you served on?



Thank you Dan! I wasnít even born when this thing was in service, so no, I didnít serve on this tank

Jasper
flugwuzzi
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Lower Austria, Austria
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC
Excellent work Jasper,
looks really great!

Which green color did you use?

cheers
Walter
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
Love it,

Still have this one planned from 41st TB at Bergen-Hohne.



BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC
Great work, Jasper! I have that kit also somewhere in my stash. Still have some nice memories seeing those Leopards 2A4NL in Bergen-Hohne (or at Langemanshof Barracks) during my active time in the late 1980's. On one exercise I even supplied them with 120 mm ammo, as I was a truck driver then. But during my 1st year of service I was a gunner/loader on a Leo 2A4 from the 4./PzBtl 83 in LŁneburg. Unit doesn't exist anymore ....
Too bad, that the Koninglijke Landmacht has no Leopards anymore. Your country has to "borrow" them from us when needed.
I will always have a soft spot for the Leo 2, especially the 2A4 ....
Again, great work, very well done!

Torsten

Walter, I would use Revell 46 NATO Olive. Not sure if that's the correct colour, but the dutch Leopards always looked a bit more brownish than olive-green to me.
Jasperb12
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC

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Excellent work Jasper,
looks really great!

Which green color did you use?

cheers
Walter



Thank you very much Walter!

I used a 50/50 mix of Olive Drab and NATO Green. Not accurate, but it gives a nice contrast with the Gelboliv chipping I applied and looks better after weathering. I figured plane olive drab would be very dark after weathering.

Jasper
Jasperb12
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC

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Love it,

Still have this one planned from 41st TB at Bergen-Hohne.



Thanks Marc! That sounds like an interesting project too, with that iconic Dutch lion on the turret.
Jasperb12
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
Thank you Torsten, glad you like it!

Interesting to hear your experience with the Dutch Leopards. The correct colour would be olive drab, but I didnít like the looks of that so I went for a lighter shade and added some darker weathering to create a more realistic look. I think it turned out quite nicely.

Regards,

Jasper
flugwuzzi
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:26 AM UTC
Thx for the info concerning the color Jasper.
Looks great!
Cheers
Walter
blacksad
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
Very neat panzer; I like the simple weathering and the tarps that adds a little extra and dynamism. Can you show us how did you made your tarp ? The A4 really has that special look that more recent iterations of the leo don't have anymore.
kunjuro
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 02:18 PM UTC
Amazing job mate. I'm really tempted to pick up a Meng Leo after seeing this.
Jasperb12
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 08:14 PM UTC

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Very neat panzer; I like the simple weathering and the tarps that adds a little extra and dynamism. Can you show us how did you made your tarp ? The A4 really has that special look that more recent iterations of the leo don't have anymore.



Thank you very much Tom, glad you like it!

I used tissue paper dipped in PVA glue diluted in water for the tarpaulins. This video demonstrates the technique: https://youtu.be/TsByIlnjHV0 . I added some rope for the tie down points of the tarp, and then painted and weathered it. Itís fairly easy to do and looks convincing.

I hope that helps!

Jasper
Jasperb12
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 08:55 PM UTC

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Amazing job mate. I'm really tempted to pick up a Meng Leo after seeing this.



Thank you Nigel!

I would love to build that Meng kit too, the Meng Leopard 1A5 was a joy to build so if the 2A4 is anything like that it should be well worth it!