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Leopard 2 A6EX 1/35 Hobby Boss
Gulumik
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Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Joined: September 19, 2006
KitMaker: 187 posts
Armorama: 184 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 02:59 PM GMT
I have finished Leopard:















vonHengest
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2010
KitMaker: 5,854 posts
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Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 03:12 PM GMT
I'm no expert on details of the Leopard series, but your paint and weathering look great. The camo pattern is very nicely subdued and helps give a more realistic and functional look to the model imho.
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 2,091 posts
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Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010 - 03:46 AM GMT
Very nice work.
sauceman
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 28, 2006
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Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010 - 09:23 AM GMT
Very nice!


cheers
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
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Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010 - 07:20 PM GMT
sorry to be a stick in the mud, but that does look over done to me. The camouflage scheme of the Leopard is hard edged for starters, not soft like it is on this model, and I have not seen a picture of a Leo with these pronounced scratches either.

Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
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Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010 - 07:24 PM GMT
Ohh, and for a German leo, the colours look a bit off...

t_kuehn
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Germany
Joined: March 23, 2008
KitMaker: 28 posts
Armorama: 25 posts
Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010 - 09:48 PM GMT
I think your Leo looks good, but as old Leo 2 cew member I also think that you did too much weathering. I never saw a Leo with so many scratches and that looks so worn (I hope that's the right word for it). As said before, in originla the edges of the camo sheme are hard and not so soft as you did it.
Also, I don't know what kind of Leo you would like to constitute, one at terrain or one at the way to the terrain. In every of these two cases you did some faults. The biggest one is the mounted MG at the assistant gunners hatch. That's absolutely wrong. The MG coulg only be mounted if the hatch is opened, otherwise you couldn't open it anymore.
Also wrong are the mirrors that are folded up. They are always down if the tank is at terrain. The mirrors are only folded up if the tank is on a street, but in this case the hatches are open, it's forbidden to drive under hatch on any street.
As I said before, your Leo looks good, but it's not a reflection of reality.

Best regards

Tobias