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Armor/AFV: Braille Scale
1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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Leopard 2a6m with AMAP, wip
suikmoto
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Harju, Estonia
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
So, as there is no readily available leopard 2 revolution kit or anything similar, i went ahead and started building one onto revell's 1/72 leopard 2a6m kit.
First i removed the "wedge" armour and finished turret, then i started building the extra armour, needless to say i wasnt happy with first try.
Slowly but surely managed to complete the armour for turret, surprisingly well to myself, knowing my medicore scratchbuilding skills.
Hull, lacks running gear and armour array, so i used substitute leo 2 hull.
There was also FLW200 style RCWS made.



And paint, no NATO tri colour this time, unlike on the other leopard


And the RCWS, with 0.01 for scale

suikmoto
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 07:20 AM GMT+7
Armour modules finished and painted.


Paint


celt15
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:49 AM GMT+7
A very nice build of one of Europes best AFV.
suikmoto
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7
Managed to take quick pic of yesterdays work, most of suspension is done save for the tracks.
I used to dread the lenght-lenght tracks but Ive come to like them, much easier to paint although mounting requires some care not to break it.
And the track is too long by 2 links, easy fix.
avenue
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:50 PM GMT+7
hobby boss plan (and probably meng,in the near future) will release one.
suikmoto
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:07 PM GMT+7

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hobby boss plan (and probably meng,in the near future) will release one.


I doubt that in 1/72, but i know of announcements of mbt revoltion in 1/35.
suikmoto
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:51 PM GMT+7
Major assembly done, some filling of gaps and paint to go, also the RWS.




suikmoto
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
Some more progress.
Should i add brown or keep it as it is? The black is done in NATO tri colour pattern, with some improvisation, due to the armour array.





Makes it almost look front heavy
suikmoto
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 05:06 PM GMT+7
Manged to add all bits and bobs and add a wash.


And with decals and wash




NB! Decals are not accurate, just used some from kits decal sheet.
suikmoto
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 06:51 AM GMT+7
I know r2d2 made leopard 2a6m can in 1/72, scratchbuilding everything needed for conversion.
Im gonna attempt to make some slat armor aswell, the same way...wish me luck
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 07:54 AM GMT+7
Nicely done.