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Leopardmania 50 replacement campaign
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 11:35 AM UTC

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It will become one of the two Leo 1A5s converted to Artillery Observation Vehicles, that were subsequently not ordered into production.



That's one unusual subject! Where can I find more information about this? I'm almost tempted to "steal" your idea for my 1A5 in 1/72ns
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 11:40 AM UTC
The best source of information is Volume 2 of the Leopard 1 Trilogy by yours truly:-)
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 11:47 AM UTC
I would like to reiterate the rule that everyone entering the Campaign must add their start and finish photos to the Campaign Gallery here: http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30157

So far there are 10 entries in the gallery, though three are duplcated entrants. If you haven't done this, please do so. Some photos do not have proof of start time in the photos. Please make sure you use a mobile/computer screen/newspaper/whatever to record this.

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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 12:04 PM UTC
Is there a particular procedure to upload images to the Kitmaker gallery for the campaign? I've tried twice and the images upload to god knows where.



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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 02:02 PM UTC

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Is there a particular procedure to upload images to the Kitmaker gallery for the campaign? I've tried twice and the images upload to god knows where.



Hi Jason
You will need to be logged into Armorama.

Go to Gallery on the home site, then Campaigns, then 2015 Campaigns. Locate Leopardmania 50 and click it open.

Top right of the panel you should see Upload Photos. Click and then in the Upload Photo panel, Browse to find your image on your computer. Enter any details if you want to (not obligatory, but useful). Once selected, click Upload/Submit.

That should do the trick and your image should be in the Campaign Gallery :-)

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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 11:37 PM UTC
Got it, thanks. My images were too big to upload the first time.

Now...what to build?
jet
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 12:21 AM UTC
Shows that on December 6, 2015 I had grouped together the parts needed at this point to create a Leopard 1A2 CANADIAN "rent a tank" model.
While the kit had been started previously it is in the very early stages
(I'm sure other aftermarket items will be added along the way, we'll have to see)
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 02:53 AM UTC

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It will become one of the two Leo 1A5s converted to Artillery Observation Vehicles, that were subsequently not ordered into production.



That's one unusual subject! Where can I find more information about this? I'm almost tempted to "steal" your idea for my 1A5 in 1/72ns



I saw it in the Tankograd book, then found a walkaround of it on Panzer Modell website.

Mike, do you know if they ever fitted it out with the full OVM toolkit? That would sure save a lot of effort since I could use the kit tools rather than filling in the grooves...
jet
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 04:47 AM UTC
so the most difficult part when getting back into a project that I have laid down for awhile is getting back into the flow, and to remember where I was!. Anyways- gotta start somewhere.
So I'll post images and try and explain the work along the way.
So this is the the back end of the Italeri kit.





Did some modifications such as added weld beads on top where the exhaust grilles attach, as well as added some plastic that was sanded flush with the top. (You can see I've removed all the detail from the rear plateas well)


And sanded flush the bottom plate


I'm making some changes on the rear light housing to accommodate the SKP resin tail lights.
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 09:06 AM UTC
HELP

In The last 24 hours or so I've received a subscription mail of BRANKVILL's post more than 100 times. I've unscribed post from the threat but they keep coming. Am I the only one and how do I deal with this?
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 09:22 AM UTC

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HELP

In The last 24 hours or so I've received a subscription mail of BRANKVILL's post more than 100 times. I've unscribed post from the threat but they keep coming. Am I the only one and how do I deal with this?



Oh, believe me, you aren't the only one. I have had this for a couple days, other people are reporting it and Michael has asked Admin about it....

About the only thing I was able to do was to set my email to treat it like a Viagra ad and delete it before I even saw it. Hopefully they will get it fixed soonest.....

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 01:45 PM UTC

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Mike, do you know if they ever fitted it out with the full OVM toolkit? That would sure save a lot of effort since I could use the kit tools rather than filling in the grooves...



Hi Tom
I have photos of it with most of the tools in place. The gun cleaning rack was removed completely for obvious reasons. I will mail you.
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 10:19 PM UTC
Thanks Mike,

Looks like I can officially build it with tools attached! (But that second prototype, with everything removed, is another project for the "some day" list...)
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 10:36 PM UTC

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In The last 24 hours or so I've received a subscription mail of BRANKVILL's post more than 100 times. I've unscribed post from the threat but they keep coming. Am I the only one and how do I deal with this?
Oh, believe me, you aren't the only one. I have had this for a couple days, other people are reporting it and Michael has asked Admin about it....



Hi Bob and Kenneth
It seems like the repeating mail has now been sorted and has stopped. Did anyone else get these? I got Bob's mail 328 times:-)
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 10:43 PM UTC
No, but I don't use the "subscribe" function here. Sounds like it was a database flaw that failed to set a flag for "already emailed" or similar. Hopefully Jim S found & fixed it!
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 11:04 PM UTC
He did indeed! He says he is testing a new code which should stop that bug from happening in the future.
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 11:58 AM UTC

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Tamiya kit is an interesting choice



I have read Italeri is better but is the Tamiya kit that bad?
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 02:06 PM UTC

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Tamiya kit is an interesting choice



I have read Italeri is better but is the Tamiya kit that bad?



The Tamiya kit is typical Tamiya for that period. Basically accurate and easy to build, motorisation holes, etc. Compared to the Italeri kit from the same time period, the Italian kit was light years ahead. It is still a very good model, a classic of it's time, despite the lacklustre modern releases from China.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 01:43 AM UTC
Second entry for Leopardmania 50

I have just started building Revell's new early Leopard so I think I will enter it into the Campaign alongside the 1A5DK I've already started.

I need to prove that Leopard Workshop parts will work on the this kit - so it will serves two purposes.

I actually started it two days ago and have already taken out the moulded-on rear deck grille and replaced it with the cast grating from the Meng kit - exact fit. Meng etch will go over the top. The sides will also get Leo Workshop grilles - though the kit ones are actually quite good, better than Meng or Takom.



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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 11:52 PM UTC
Not sure how guys do it so neatly..... my parts seem to come out anything but pristine white, and that is after a final sanding!!! :-/



Working on the air system on the back of the cabin. The base is interesting..... 5 edges on the outside, going to 3 edges on the inside. Oddly, it ended up being easier than I was expecting. Which is not to say it didn't have its problems.... the vertical ducting is left over from an earlier attempt.... Earlier Attempt????



There were a couple earlier attempts, as you can see.... ???



However, it seems to be coming together and sort of looking like it should.

One thing you might notice is that the grills on the rear sides of the hull are actually plated over. I know it looks like they haven't been touched, but the holes in them are actually filled with superglue. I don't know how many layers I put into them, but with some polishing that stuff turns clear like glass.

And the plodding continues.....

Going to give something a try..... if this works there should be a link to a video of the Dutch out on the beach that shows Titan (BARV number 4) pushing a landing craft off.



If it doesn't work then the link is here.....
https://youtu.be/7k8xLBd-wDg

Bob

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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:06 AM UTC
Interesting video, Bob. In fact, I've never heard of this Leopard version before ....

Anyway, I've nearly finished my recent build and will soon start my campaign build. It will be the Leopard 1A4 from Tamiya in 1/35, strait oob. Thanks to Michael, who has sent me the missing snow grousers and towing cables. So here is my proof ....



Good luck with all your builds and happy modelling!
Torsten
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 09:04 PM UTC
Replacing the new Revell Leopard 1 suspension with Leopard Workshop Upgraded Suspension LW010 has proved possible without too many difficulties.



Initially, I kept the Revell combined trailing arm/swing arm parts in place on the first and last stations to get the levels of the LW parts correct. I hope you can see the difference between the Revell parts and the Workshop set.

I think it was worth the effort.

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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 11:27 AM UTC
As Facebook and I don't see eye-to-eye, you all will have to put up with the images for the build being here....

This is the state that the BARV is in now.....





The duct work on the back of the cabin isn't sitting right up to the cabin as I have not cut the notch in the roof for it.



All I can say is that I am very happy I had several packages of 20 thou sheet styrene as I am using a bit of it along the way...



Although the cabin on the left with no windows is actually a paper one that I folded up to see if my drawings were even close. I have since discovered that at that point CLOSE is the key word.

Now I get to do the handholds around the roof and cut the notches so that the duct work will sit properly.

So, far there are some amazing Leopards in progress and I look forward to seeing your progress, and of course, the finished projects.

Michael.... on the Revell kit, do you see any reason that they did the upper hull side panels like they did? Just wondering.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 02:39 PM UTC

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Michael.... on the Revell kit, do you see any reason that they did the upper hull side panels like they did? Just wondering.




Hi Bob. Your project is coming along nicely. You could all four of them at this rate:-) Does your wife know that you are using her chopping board?

The reason for the separate Revell hull sides is for two alternative stowage arrangements - with external tool stowage or with hull-side tool bins on the Dutch version (and Belgian is perfectly possible if you don't follow the instructions). It saves a lot of filling of holes for whichever version. I think it's a clever idea.





http://leopardclub.ca/reviews/Revell/Leopard_1_03240/KO/
http://leopardclub.ca/reviews/Revell/Leopard_1_03240/Schulz/
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 04:42 PM UTC
@Bob, I love that BARV! Lookin' good...

@Mike, how does the detail quality compare to the venerable Italeri kit? I haven't seen the new one in person yet.

Doubt I'll have anything to post until after Xmas, as all my build time (and available space!) seems to be in high demand at the moment. Not sure about decking the halls, but right now I could happily deck the dude who invented shopping, wrapping, and decorating!