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Leopard 2 A6 M CAN with upgrade
bosscat
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 05:22 PM UTC
thx a lot guys!!

recceboy
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:19 PM UTC
Frank got it right, was having a brain drain after looking after my 2 very sick girls.........

Nice build so far keep us posted.

Anthony
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:15 PM UTC
Nice build!

The U shaped black object is the fuel transfer hose.

The slave cable is stowed in one of the right side hull stowage bins.

Regards
bosscat
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 04:24 PM UTC
thx, i'll watch it!
jet
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 01:10 PM UTC
Great to find this blog it will come in handy for my own project. Here is a walk around from a recent visit to Namao that I have posted on my site, maybe of some use?
http://www.armourworkshop.ca/gallery/album.php?album_id=324

bosscat
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 05:33 AM UTC
Here's the progress of my Leo!

I mounted all the wheels of the beast and the armored plate Under the hull.



I also mounted the kind of tripod with petty cash. Everything is welded .



Finally, I mounted the barrel with brass parts , aluminum barrel and the small resin part (Mirror?) at the end of the barrel . Everything is the Voyager Model kit .
Rings are welded at their junction . So they rotate freely around the barrel. It was long to do ...


bosscat
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 02:44 PM UTC

ok, this is a cable to connect the electric batteries 2 leopards, not a hose for fuel
sauceman
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 09:03 AM UTC

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sorry, my englsih is too poor and google traduction ins'nt my friend. I don't understand what you said exactly.I understand that it'a a cable used to start the engine with another leopard. Is it that?



Yes that's exactly what it is for.


cheers
bosscat
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 06:56 AM UTC
sorry, my englsih is too poor and google traduction ins'nt my friend. I don't understand what you said exactly.I understand that it'a a cable used to start the engine with another leopard. Is it that?
Removed by original poster on 02/05/14 - 04:58:10 (GMT).
recceboy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 10:22 PM UTC
Should be the "slave cable" used for jump starting another Leopard.

Anthony
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 03:23 PM UTC
Could someone tell me what is the black U-shaped pipe at rear of the hull?


bosscat
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 04:20 PM UTC
I worked on the panoramic camera. I stuck a sticker from AFV club to represent the anti-reflection glass of the camera. I'm pretty amazed by the effect. I tried to show you a picture of it but it is not easy with artificial light. I tried tomorrow with sun light.



bosscat
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 06:22 AM UTC
yes, thx, it'll be help me. It'll be funny to paint that camo...
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 05:51 AM UTC
I had a quick look through one of my folders and found this:

Hope it helps.

Cheers Rob.
bosscat
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 04:53 AM UTC
to accompany my Leo, I ordered a tank chief manufactured by Djiti Production.




I'm searching, I can not find much info and pictures at the colors to be used for uniform etc ... Can you help me please?
bosscat
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 02:13 PM UTC
Thx, I just order the kit!
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 10:21 AM UTC
Frederic,
Have you seen these:
http://store.nexternal.com/sbm/135-afv-club-leopard-2-a6ex-anti-reflection-coating-lens-ac35015-p30959.aspx?
That is what I got for mine.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 04:36 AM UTC
I'm back people!

After this battle with PE, I won't deny that my motivation has taken a hit! I had gone to get back to reassembling the panther but the amount of work to do to me demotivated ...
But I therefore left aside and continue leo stuff but not headaches. So I started studying the 3 instructions from Tamiya/Voyager/Real model to see what I was going over parts replaced by Tamiya. I found that some parts are unnecessary in some cases. For example, at least not implement the replacement tracks pads, replacement fixations of origin is not useful. We don't see them at all. It has other parts which, by their size and compared to where they are, contribute nothing or very little to the final result. For example, the padlock of side boxes will be stashed behind the slat. The reliefs found on the Tamiya kit are certainly crude but it will do. See for yourself ...




I then start to "clean" the surface of the hull of all the parties that I have to replace by PE.
The result:



What do you think?

I then did some research on colors that must have various lenses and optics. I had to collect 200 photos and most close-up. Anthony Seward had give me some nice pictures, thanks to him.
I do think periscops with clear green from Tamiya. From inside the leo, blocks are totally clear but not from outside. I think that's a reflect, the thickness and perhaps surface treatments that do that it seems green. Look at these pictures:









For the panoramic camera, it's a reflection of purple but I don't know how to do ...



In some cases, it's more blue as we can see on that Leclerc picture:



Have you an idea to do that??

I think smoking lightly armored glass in front of the hatch you see in the picture. I'm still waiting for the response from Anthony, but you have an idea of ​​what clear color I should use to make optical lenses hidden armored doors? I would see it without particular color for their site but I have a doubt. I speak of those stashed in there:



Once again, thx to Anthony for his kindness and pictures
bosscat
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 01:39 AM UTC
You're welcome John! A forum is to help each other!
Johnzie
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:01 PM UTC
Hi Frederic

Thanks so much for your help. I'm new to the military stuff and did not think to look on the Eduard Website. I'm definitely in over my head but committed to see this project through.

John
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:35 PM UTC
ok ok, I agree with you for the instructions. I know that Eduard make PE parts for Real Model. So, I had the idea to search in the Eduard site. And I've find the pdf. It's not exactly the same (numbers of parts changed etc...) PE sheets but with patience and observation, we managed to find.

To do that, take the right pdf in these pages (the file is in right middle of the page):

-the slat:
http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Leopard-2A6M-armour-slat-1-35.html?cur=1&force_sid=ddac39a7ebe48ce3e3ea08af292302cb&listtype=search&searchparam=leopard%202%20a6

-the big kit with 4 sheets:
http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Leopard-2A6-1-35-1.html?cur=1

-the turret's boxes
http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Leopard-2A6M-CDN-boxes-1-35.html?cur=1&listtype=search&searchparam=leopard%202%20a6

-the bending template for stryker but you can use with the leo:
http://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/Stryker-slat-bending-template-1-35.html?cur=1&listtype=search&searchparam=stryker

Compare all the sheets and you see. For the time being, I have just mount the boxes, so I can't tell you more for now.
Johnzie
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:56 AM UTC
Hi Frederic

That page is missing from my instructions from Real Model. Actually the slat armour was missing and had to be resent. I ordered the set in March and did not receive it until the end of August. I wonder what else is missing?

John
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 06:49 AM UTC


What don't you understand??
I've "stacked" parts like the instructions! I've not put the part 15, too small, too difficult for me et we did'nt see it when all are mounted.
Johnzie
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 10:01 PM UTC
Frederic

What number are the hinges for this piece? its missing from the instructions. which are leaving a little to be desired.

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=222&u=15955349


John