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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:40 AM

Clemens: Actually repairs are coming along pretty well. I don't think it will be that noticable under paint. I'll see about getting some photos up soon. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, February 11, 2019 8:38 PM

That's good to hear!

I just had a quick look at my Leopard 2 kit in the box and it should be a pretty straight forward build (the base kit that is).

I am thinking about picking up a set of Leopard Workshop resin wheels for it however. The back of the Tamiya wheels is completely void of detail and on the Leopard 2 you can actually kinda see that...

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Monday, February 11, 2019 9:44 PM

SchattenSpartan

That's good to hear!

I just had a quick look at my Leopard 2 kit in the box and it should be a pretty straight forward build (the base kit that is).

I am thinking about picking up a set of Leopard Workshop resin wheels for it however. The back of the Tamiya wheels is completely void of detail and on the Leopard 2 you can actually kinda see that...

 

That is what dried mud is for and a lot cheaper. my old Tamiya motorized Salidin BR 6x6 is going to get some serious mud practice.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:54 PM

waynec
That is what dried mud is for and a lot cheaper. my old Tamiya motorized Salidin BR 6x6 is going to get some serious mud practice.

While that is a very good idea, it simply isn't the look I'm going for with this build.

I'll try to replicate these photos as closely as possible including the dirt on the tank:

The hull is obviously a dirt covered mess, but it looks like it's a really thin layer and considering the tracks are exceptionally clean as well, I doubt the roadwheels would be caked in mud.

That being said, I still won't be buying the Leopard Workshop wheel set. If I display the model on a base that roughly matches this photo (which I'll do eventually) the tall grass should be more than enough to hide the back of the roadwheels.

My biggest concern were the rear surfaces of the idler wheels, but that giant tarp draped over the hull front is also going to conceal those completely. Big Smile

Thanks for making me look at my reference photos again! Wink

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