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Leopard 2A4 and Strv 121, MENG TS-016

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Leopard 2A4 and Strv 121, MENG TS-016
Posted by Sackgasse on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:34 AM

Not sure if this is a good match but I will give it a try.
Could anyone give advice on the paint scheme?

50% done wit my first attempt on the Revell offering.
The barell looks horrible since I wasn't carefull when I joined the 2 parts.

Would be happy to share some progress but have not decided on substitute for PB quite yet.

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Posted by Sackgasse on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:33 AM

Fotki it is...

This is standard 3 color green, green, black with hard edges.
So that is where I am going as well.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:50 PM

I'm not sure what you're asking. I'd just try to match paint the best I could to your photo and then use Silly Putty or poster tack to mask her as you apply each colour.

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Posted by Sackgasse on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:54 AM

Hi Mr. Gamera,
Three questions really:
#1 Is the MENG offereing a good match to the Swedish Strv 121?
Looking for pitfalls here...
#2 Can anyone give advice on the paint scheme for a Leo in Swedish service?
#3 How have you guys replaced PB? (I m going for Fotki myself)
I guess they where delivered from Germany in standard NATO brown, green, black.

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:43 AM

The Leopard 2A4 is the Swedish Strv 121. They are the same vehicle but with a different designation.

This means that the Meng TS-16 is the correct kit and just needs painting in 4 shade camo.

The M90 camouflage comprises four colours: dark green, light green, dark navy blue/black and beige

Color Swedish Name Yxy color designation HTML Color #
Dark Green Mörkgrön 5.6 : 0.328 : 0.371 404538
Light Green Ljusgrön 8.9 : 0.352 : 0.411 525739
Brown Brun 8.3 : 0.357 : 0.356 5D4F44
Black Svart 3.7 : 0.310 : 0.316 383539

RAL 6007 Bottle green -97% match

RAL 6003 Olive green - 95% match

RAL 8028 Terra brown - 98% match

RAL 8022 Black brown - 96% match.

Vallejo are my go to colours as they do not subscribe to the silly scale conversion for paint. Therefore their paint is faithful to the original chipsets. so....

RAL 6007 - Vallejo 71.019

RAL 6003 - Vallejo 71.092 - I probably would consider instead NATO Green (71.093) as it is lighter.

RAL 8028 - No match in Vallejo Model aircatalogue, but NATO Brown (71.249) is probably a reasonable substitute.

RAL 8022 - Again no match, byt in actual fact, NATO Black is probably a good alternative. it is not a true black and has a very slight blue tinge, barely noticable (71.251) also Vallejo tyre black (71.315) could also be a good alternative.

Another member of the forum might have more accurate matches.


If you want to build the new Strv 122 then you will probably need an A5 or manybe Meng's A7 would be better and change the following:

French GALIX smoke dispensers

different storage bins

thicker crew hatches

Strv 122B, have been equipped with modular AMAP composite armour from IBD Deisenroth to give “360° protection” against threats such as EFPs, rocket propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices

I would consider Mengs A7 and altering it for the 122b





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Posted by Sackgasse on Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:01 AM

I am on my way to the LHS now :)

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:00 PM

Some good an handy color refences there Sackgasse.



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