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Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Land => Topic started by: Marderman on March 12, 2019, 05:45:09 AM

Title: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 12, 2019, 05:45:09 AM
Hello,
For the 40th anniversary I once again built Leopard 2. Better photos later in the summer.

Leopard 2A6 can
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/46413788125_c5950cefd0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dHqNbi)IMG_7457 (https://flic.kr/p/2dHqNbi) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/47276113352_f1dfcc52a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f2CrqC)IMG_7461 (https://flic.kr/p/2f2CrqC) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Leopard 2A7 (Hobbyboss with Y-Modell conversion)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/46413787565_4c7c550fd4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dHqN1D)IMG_7464 (https://flic.kr/p/2dHqN1D) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/47276113922_7ca05235c9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f2CrAs)IMG_7468 (https://flic.kr/p/2f2CrAs) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Leopard 2A5 PL (Italeri /Revell)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7862/32270368567_fb65bf1f8e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RaC5hX)IMG_7290 (https://flic.kr/p/RaC5hX) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/32270369167_d9c145e7e1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RaC5ti)IMG_7287 (https://flic.kr/p/RaC5ti) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

The next airbrush-action:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7923/46134995624_d7c37017e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhMUT3)IMG_7107 (https://flic.kr/p/2dhMUT3) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/41464607374_7b4b46fcac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26b5XaG)IMG_5156 (https://flic.kr/p/26b5XaG) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7807/32041129817_41a0496ffc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QPnaAH)IMG_2005 (https://flic.kr/p/QPnaAH) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Greetings,
Didi

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 12, 2019, 06:54:38 AM
Those are great and I really like the colorful placards!

Very well done, Didi!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on March 12, 2019, 08:14:55 AM
 :smiley: :smiley: 8)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on March 13, 2019, 03:30:31 AM
Those are great and I really like the colorful placards! ...

Agreed! So, how did you do those 2A6M CAN placards Didi?
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on March 13, 2019, 11:42:41 AM
Nice work as usual Didi!  You never cease to amaze me with your skill and imagination. 
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: finsrin on March 13, 2019, 02:26:10 PM
Paint & weathering (dirtying) tops.  :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 14, 2019, 05:06:43 AM
Agreed! So, how did you do those 2A6M CAN placards Didi?

It´s a real tank, on the show from the "Roll-out" the first A6Mcan on 2. Aug 2007.
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on March 15, 2019, 05:49:55 AM
It´s a real tank, on the show from the "Roll-out" the first A6Mcan on 2. Aug 2007.

Yes, I recall the roll-out ceremony. So, did you produce your own 1/35th decals from those 2007 Combat Camera 'roll-out' photos?
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 16, 2019, 04:27:03 PM
I do this way: Only paper from the picture. No decals.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7838/32450572107_bed980dd8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RrxEwx)IMG_7557 (https://flic.kr/p/RrxEwx) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 16, 2019, 09:09:48 PM
Many thanks for sharing that trick with us, Didi!

The printer you used has some very nice clarity. It looks every bit the "real deal".

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on March 19, 2019, 03:39:35 AM
I do this way: Only paper from the picture. No decals.

Well, it looks fantastic! Nice work  :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 21, 2019, 04:54:16 PM
Next work just before completion, ready for "take off".
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/40426814573_1021baa84f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24AnZwn)IMG_7553 (https://flic.kr/p/24AnZwn) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/40426814423_517cf51ab7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24AnZtM)IMG_7555 (https://flic.kr/p/24AnZtM) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7842/33534592358_97ab85b7ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T6kxYS)DSC_8452 (https://flic.kr/p/T6kxYS) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/47357604802_cbff73d843_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f9Q6ZC)DSC_8451 (https://flic.kr/p/2f9Q6ZC) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/32485552897_e99e021ca5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RuCX6B)IMG_7593 (https://flic.kr/p/RuCX6B) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Greetings,
Didi
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 22, 2019, 04:58:45 AM
That's quite a tank factory you've got going there!

Post-W.W. II German armor just has a certain character to it.

Will watch for your next update,
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 23, 2019, 07:02:54 PM
The Revo is finished. Only the Antenna

This is the version shown on "eurosatory 2010"
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7925/47447703751_1f75431700_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhMTgM)Bau 26 (https://flic.kr/p/2fhMTgM) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/47447703531_8176ac3fd1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhMTcZ)Bau 28 (https://flic.kr/p/2fhMTcZ) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/47447703851_cc439a2b88_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhMTiv)Bau 27 (https://flic.kr/p/2fhMTiv) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7915/46724299344_812386f556_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ebSfm1)IMG_7604 (https://flic.kr/p/2ebSfm1) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/46724299544_3d7037cca2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ebSfps)IMG_7600 (https://flic.kr/p/2ebSfps) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

A few weeks ago I got the Revo 2 and check this "problem". I Never saw in real pictures the rubber mat on the roof. So the kit is wrong.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7820/46532341175_a03b05e118_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dTUpSp)IMG_7605 Ä (https://flic.kr/p/2dTUpSp) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/40281381763_4e700dd935_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24nwBq8)IMG_7305 (https://flic.kr/p/24nwBq8) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/40281381613_22166c327d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24nwBnx)IMG_7308 (https://flic.kr/p/24nwBnx) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7822/46392621345_67d91d8bf0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dFyj2P)IMG_7313 (https://flic.kr/p/2dFyj2P) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/46392621215_e02d96851d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dFyiZz)IMG_7314 (https://flic.kr/p/2dFyiZz) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Greetings,
Didi
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 24, 2019, 02:33:04 AM
Nice work on the APU
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 27, 2019, 03:54:32 AM
Hello,
The EMBT:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/32520812327_99c9f95daa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RxKEuP)IMG_7615 (https://flic.kr/p/RxKEuP) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/32520812427_3d9f0bae8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RxKEwx)IMG_7613 (https://flic.kr/p/RxKEwx) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/46547309015_fee4598794_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dVe8hB)IMG_7614 (https://flic.kr/p/2dVe8hB) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/32520812517_5bd234f96b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RxKEy6)IMG_7611 (https://flic.kr/p/RxKEy6) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

MBT 70:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/33596092588_1f722ef1e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TbLKRE)IMG_7623 (https://flic.kr/p/TbLKRE) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/33596092708_2021b39a03_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TbLKTJ)IMG_7621 (https://flic.kr/p/TbLKTJ) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7802/40506483223_b3a0dd4b68_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24HqjeM)IMG_7620 (https://flic.kr/p/24HqjeM) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/32485552717_2f8b7dcce7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RuCX3v)IMG_7594 (https://flic.kr/p/RuCX3v) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

greetings,
Didi
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on March 27, 2019, 05:45:38 PM
Love the MBT70 shots - "Brake! Brake! Brake!" ... "Go! Go! Go!" ;D
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 28, 2019, 03:57:03 AM
The armored glass is what really does it for me on this beauty!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on March 28, 2019, 06:51:30 PM
Thanks, Brian.

I had already shown some pictures of the "Revolution II" here. Now I have worked on something again.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/46566591315_933f8259cf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dWVXf4)IMG_7626 (https://flic.kr/p/2dWVXf4) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7829/46566590885_83c28d2d7a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dWVX7D)IMG_7628 (https://flic.kr/p/2dWVX7D) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/46566590735_ed38686110_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dWVX54)IMG_7630 (https://flic.kr/p/2dWVX54) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on March 28, 2019, 09:58:11 PM
Impressive! :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 29, 2019, 05:01:37 AM
That's some mighty fine work and the details are a delight!

I like how it looks right now without paint and the different colors of plastic. If it were mine, I'd be tempted to skip the paint (except for light weathering maybe) and just put the decals on when it's all built.

I think this one is shaping up to be one of your best yet!

Brian da Basher

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on March 29, 2019, 08:18:03 AM
I like how it looks right now without paint and the different colors of plastic. If it were mine, I'd be tempted to skip the paint (except for light weathering maybe) and just put the decals on when it's all built.

Hell No! :o

I'm nowhere near Marderman's skill level but even I can see a few little dodgy spots from the construction that a lick of paint will hide nicely. ;) :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 30, 2019, 07:59:06 AM
One man's "dodgy spot" is another man's weld seam.
 ;D ;D ;D
You obviously have a far better eye than I do Mr Wombat.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on March 30, 2019, 10:18:07 PM
I build a lot of 1/35 armour - all with a lot of dodgy spots. ::)

You get to know how to pick 'em. ;)



But, that said, as I mentioned, Marderman's in a whole 'nother league to me. :icon_alabanza:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on May 19, 2019, 01:46:03 PM
Ready for paint:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7851/40640995253_15558454d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24ViHYH)IMG_7824 (https://flic.kr/p/24ViHYH) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7832/47607618991_129545b9cc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fwVuv6)IMG_7827 (https://flic.kr/p/2fwVuv6) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Leopard 2 A4 Norway:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32795880777_57b3c0a4a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RY4sLi)DSC_8643 (https://flic.kr/p/RY4sLi) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47739444081_9dbf07860a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fJz8vt)DSC_8642 (https://flic.kr/p/2fJz8vt) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Leopard 2 A4 Finland:
Some parts need from the KMT Conversion-Kit
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677497282_0c42a44c41_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fD6CTd)IMG_7855 (https://flic.kr/p/2fD6CTd) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47868406191_4f1faec96f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fVY6s8)IMG_8415 (https://flic.kr/p/2fVY6s8) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40887747933_989f007d8f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25i7oXg)IMG_8405 (https://flic.kr/p/25i7oXg) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40901834173_4444ed04ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25jmAit)IMG_8414 (https://flic.kr/p/25jmAit) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47868406541_df4272be78_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fVY6ya)IMG_8416 (https://flic.kr/p/2fVY6ya) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Greetings,
 Didi

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on May 19, 2019, 02:39:52 PM
Very neat builds! 8)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on May 24, 2019, 08:40:42 PM
Finnland Marksman in progress.
(https://up.picr.de/35822269ra.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825788hm.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825787ud.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825784bf.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825783yg.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825776tr.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825789vr.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/35825778zi.jpg)

In 2016 I build the Marksman turret (Chieftain), testvehicle on Leo 1:

(https://up.picr.de/30992283bf.jpg)

And check the turret in Leo 2 (ItPsv 90)

(https://up.picr.de/30992284pl.jpg)

Last year I got the PSM kit for a good price.

So I do this.
(https://up.picr.de/35822271ez.jpg)

The Marksman Chieftain has some differences to the Marksman T55. And the PSM is more accurate than the Takom ItPsv 90 (says Mr. Betzler)

(https://up.picr.de/35822272eb.jpg)

Greetings,
Didi


Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 25, 2019, 01:08:37 AM
 8)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on May 25, 2019, 05:27:09 AM
Looking forward to this  :D
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on May 25, 2019, 08:20:23 PM
Both look pretty good to me. :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 26, 2019, 08:49:41 AM
So, Didi, how many more Leopards till we need to change your name?  :P
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on May 27, 2019, 03:29:34 PM
Change my name? It's not worth it. In 2021 the marten is 50 years old, then the name fits again.

Greetings,
Didi, Marderman, (Leoman)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on July 30, 2019, 04:14:31 PM
Hello,
the Leo 2-ItPsv 90 is ready for colour.
(https://up.picr.de/36371422yl.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36371421nr.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36371420fs.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36371419zc.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36371418je.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36371417wr.jpg)

And Another small conversion. The canadian A4. They bought old Leopard 2 A4 NL.

(https://up.picr.de/36371403uh.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36285157jl.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36285156ju.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36285154fe.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36285150lm.jpg)

Greetings,
Didi

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on July 30, 2019, 04:32:04 PM
I like the look of those cool details!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on August 01, 2019, 07:35:43 AM
Love it! Nice work as always Didi  :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on August 01, 2019, 03:14:14 PM
Great work! 8)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on August 23, 2019, 03:30:07 AM
After washing.....
(https://up.picr.de/36549928ki.jpg)

.....comes the colour:
(https://up.picr.de/36568070qg.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 23, 2019, 06:02:15 AM
It's a treat to see the factory back at it!

Those are going to polish up quite nicely indeed.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on September 04, 2019, 04:07:59 AM
The Revolution II is finished.

(https://up.picr.de/36672378yc.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36672377at.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36672385vy.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36672384wi.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36672383cl.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36672382yq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36672379vq.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on September 04, 2019, 04:38:07 AM
Very nice  :smiley:  And squeeky clean  :D
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 04, 2019, 05:27:30 AM
I like the blue bits.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on September 04, 2019, 12:53:57 PM
Good one, Marderman! :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 05, 2019, 02:17:05 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on September 07, 2019, 10:29:22 PM
And another Leopard is "ready for take-off". Canadian A4 (Ex-NL).  My Leo 2 No. 23.  It is the old Italeri/Revell-Kit.

(https://up.picr.de/36698804qa.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36698803eb.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36698801ti.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36698800zk.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36698797jt.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36698794ub.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36285156ju.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36285153xl.jpg)

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on September 08, 2019, 06:10:41 AM
Very nice  :smiley:  Those ex-NL Leos are usually referred to as 2A4s (or 2A4Ms) in Canadian service.
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on September 13, 2019, 10:35:29 PM
Leo 2 A4 NO ist ready. Only the "Nickname" on the turret. I need letter-decals.

(https://up.picr.de/36744310df.jpg)

The decals are left over from other kits.

(https://up.picr.de/36698793uq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36703348ig.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36723157jw.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36720621jh.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36720620im.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36720619ht.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32795880777_57b3c0a4a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RY4sLi)DSC_8643 (https://flic.kr/p/RY4sLi) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47739444081_9dbf07860a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fJz8vt)DSC_8642 (https://flic.kr/p/2fJz8vt) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr



Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 13, 2019, 11:50:28 PM
Hi Marderman,

I see you have been busy showing some of your Leopard models at Modellbauausstellung des PMC Fritzlar-Homberg e.V. (http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/2-ausstellungen/14574-modellbauausstellung-des-pmc-fritzlar-homberg-ev-verschiedene-hersteller.html). 

(click on image or html to view at modellversium.de (http://www.modellversium.de/))
(http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/img/5/7/4/14574/3248637/modellbauausstellung-des-pmc-fritzlar-homberg-ev-verschiedene-hersteller.jpg) (http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/2-ausstellungen/14574-modellbauausstellung-des-pmc-fritzlar-homberg-ev-verschiedene-hersteller.html)

Good to see your work on the display table!
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Frank3k on September 14, 2019, 05:00:00 AM
Really nice job on the weathering, mud and markings on that Leo 2!
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on September 15, 2019, 03:03:10 AM
Hello friends, this weekend I am at a modelshow, I show pictures of my collection.

(https://up.picr.de/36755993hu.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36755995dm.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36755996dq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36755998ty.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36755999bj.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36756001fp.jpg)

Finland is only primed.

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: elmayerle on September 15, 2019, 06:47:44 AM
Damn, that's quite impressive work.
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on September 15, 2019, 09:29:25 PM
Exceptionally fine collection, Leoman! ;) 8) 8)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on September 16, 2019, 04:32:57 AM
(https://up.picr.de/36769118ix.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36769124qx.jpg)

And my new model: A "5minutes Kit". Is is a gift.

(https://up.picr.de/36769116sj.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36769117ne.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36769119op.jpg)

This was shown at the IDEX on a scale of 1: 1 at the beginning of the year.

(https://up.picr.de/36769130ee.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36769126ao.jpg)

I'm glad that you like my collection

Didi

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on September 18, 2019, 02:12:49 AM
Today I got TL decals,
The Test:
(https://up.picr.de/36782357mb.jpg)

and I do it:
(https://up.picr.de/36782360yw.jpg)

Finished, but sorry, "RAGNAROKK" does not have the number 151, but 111. But the 151 was left.

(https://up.picr.de/36782373oe.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782372eg.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782371aw.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782370je.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782368vx.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782367ad.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782366zq.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782364ld.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782362yr.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/36782361vt.jpg)

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 18, 2019, 02:16:12 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on September 18, 2019, 05:54:46 AM
Wonderful stuff, Didi! And great to see „Tigerente“ including in your amazing collection (someday, that Depot has to add black stripes to their yellow scheme  ;)

I love the build-up on Ragnarokk's main wheels  :smiley:  Does anyone know why the extra 'k' in that name?
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: elmayerle on September 18, 2019, 06:45:24 AM
*GRIN*  I can just see one in whiffy US Army camo with "Ragnarok 'N" Roll" as the name.
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on October 21, 2019, 09:11:51 PM
Hello,
on last weekend I start my turkish Leopard 2:

(https://up.picr.de/37043971yp.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37043970qd.jpg)

My system to built the skirts on old Italeri:
(https://up.picr.de/37043972kv.jpg)

The basket:

(https://up.picr.de/37043974qz.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37043973ct.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37043975ax.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on October 22, 2019, 09:21:27 AM
Looking good  :smiley:  Lovin' those beat-up roadwheels  :-*
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on November 09, 2019, 01:28:01 AM
Hello,
(https://up.picr.de/37175304ey.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37175302gy.jpg)

Didi
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on November 11, 2019, 05:10:52 AM
(https://up.picr.de/37191316ab.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37191315he.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37191314ws.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37191311of.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37191310fv.jpg)

greetings from germany,
Didi
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 11, 2019, 06:55:01 AM
I think I see some stowage in the works!
 8)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on November 11, 2019, 07:57:03 AM
Awesome detailing work, Didi! :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on November 13, 2019, 04:40:36 AM
Hello,
this model is now ready for painting. I change the stowagebox on the right side. I thing, now it lookes better.
(https://up.picr.de/37203547bo.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37203549qx.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37203552om.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37203555xv.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37203554zp.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37203556qo.jpg)

greetings,
Didi

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 13, 2019, 09:53:14 AM
That's a good looking build but the stowage really makes it for me!

I like it on the other side too.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on January 25, 2020, 02:15:23 AM
Last week I make the finnish in "Vaaleanvihreä" (name of the colour). Yesterday I made the camouflage. Need HATAKA-Colour. That can be the real modern finnish colours.

(https://up.picr.de/37707009na.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37730872wz.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37730871em.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37730870dm.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on January 25, 2020, 04:46:07 PM
Looking good there, Marderman! :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on January 26, 2020, 03:11:23 PM
Finnland is running.....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49439727158_4e1fed41c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ijPwqW)IMG_1012 (https://flic.kr/p/2ijPwqW) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49440426832_8d91b595ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ijT7qh)IMG_1010 (https://flic.kr/p/2ijT7qh) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49440426507_af061fb977_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ijT7jF)IMG_1015 (https://flic.kr/p/2ijT7jF) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49440200351_7a6b7f21d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ijRX6r)IMG_1014 (https://flic.kr/p/2ijRX6r) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on January 27, 2020, 06:01:52 AM
Nice work on a tricky scheme Didi  :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 28, 2020, 04:06:33 AM
That scheme is looking sweet!
 8)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on January 30, 2020, 04:38:40 AM
The end is coming.
(https://up.picr.de/37766430ys.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37766429aa.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 01, 2020, 06:14:19 PM
Finnish/ Finished  :D

(https://up.picr.de/37781923cp.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781920ez.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781918mr.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781916fa.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781912pt.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781909tp.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781908vk.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781907pg.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781906wd.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37781905tb.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on February 01, 2020, 09:40:48 PM
Great job, Marderman! :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 02, 2020, 02:51:25 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 02, 2020, 09:00:56 PM
I especially like the photos of the back.

The tail lights are a great detail!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 03, 2020, 05:26:41 AM
I am glad that you like the models.
Today was washing day.

The A4M Canada, that I had built 3 years ago.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7833/46258056994_2a3118146b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dtECJN)IMG_0311 (https://flic.kr/p/2dtECJN) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

und the turkish A4.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49104705728_e641a98f46_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hPdseo)IMG_0665 (https://flic.kr/p/2hPdseo) by Diethelm Berlage (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142700047@N02/), auf Flickr

Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 05, 2020, 04:48:48 AM
(https://up.picr.de/37805239px.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37805236nh.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on February 05, 2020, 07:58:39 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 07, 2020, 06:13:33 PM
And Canada
(https://up.picr.de/37819103uz.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on February 08, 2020, 06:00:23 AM
Very nice. Are these last two being restored in the same schemes?
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 14, 2020, 04:27:09 PM
(https://up.picr.de/37861221lj.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37861220qn.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37861219sw.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37861215yw.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37864827jd.jpg)

The end is coming:

(https://up.picr.de/37864828ln.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: finsrin on February 14, 2020, 05:07:49 PM
Captured look of honest use well on track and wheels.  :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 16, 2020, 07:39:50 PM
Leopard 2A4TU "roll out"
(https://up.picr.de/37882645hk.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37882646zu.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37882644qh.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37882643ry.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37882642yl.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37882639rk.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37882638bm.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on February 16, 2020, 07:59:00 PM
Excellent work! 
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on February 16, 2020, 09:59:04 PM
Excellent work!

What Jeff said! :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 18, 2020, 06:20:54 AM
Talk about a crackerjack finish!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on February 19, 2020, 12:59:12 AM
@ Brian, what is "crackerjack"

And the next (the last) roll-out
I use the patches from "Leopardclub". Looks better than the decals in the kit:
(https://up.picr.de/37900019kt.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899771eb.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899770ml.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899768oj.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899767qs.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899766ny.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899762bo.jpg)

And my canadian Leo 2 family:

(https://up.picr.de/37899773re.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/37899772wm.jpg)

greetings, Didi





Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on February 19, 2020, 03:41:06 AM
Very impressive litter of Leopards you have on display. 
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Old Wombat on February 19, 2020, 07:22:37 AM
Didi, "crackerjack" is an American slang term that means "excellent". :smiley:

Very impressive litter of Leopards you have on display.

This sums it up, perfectly! 8)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on February 19, 2020, 08:58:09 AM
@ Brian, what is "crackerjack"
Hi Didi,

CrackerJack - Just another way of saying something is fantastic.  I think in Deutsch it would be "Spitze!" that would be closear to what Brian is trying establish with his compliment. 
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: finsrin on February 19, 2020, 09:15:44 AM
@ Brian, what is "crackerjack"
Hi Didi,

CrackerJack - Just another way of saying something is fantastic.  I think in Deutsch it would be "Spitze!" that would be closear to what Brian is trying establish with his compliment.

Is/Was navy term for sailor who is sharp and knows what to do and does it right.   Hence sailor on Cracker Jacks box.
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 20, 2020, 06:17:14 AM
@ Brian, what is "crackerjack"
Hi Didi,

CrackerJack - Just another way of saying something is fantastic.  I think in Deutsch it would be "Spitze!" that would be closear to what Brian is trying establish with his compliment.

Is/Was navy term for sailor who is sharp and knows what to do and does it right.   Hence sailor on Cracker Jacks box.

Precisely. Much obliged to you fellows for answering in my stead.

I so wish there was an upvote button for moments like this.

Fantastic model Didi! I'm already looking forward to what you've got next.

Brian da Basher
(the sum total of my Deutsch is "Veefeel for das beer here?", "that mach Spazz!" and "Schweigen Sie!!!" because that's what my teacher was always shouting at me...)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on February 20, 2020, 10:22:20 AM
Love your Canadian Leopard family  :-*  And those Leopardclub antiskid patches do look fantastic  :smiley:
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on August 19, 2020, 05:04:43 AM
Hello,
we have been renovating for a few months. One room is empty and now I took a family photo. I also have no time and no desire to build models. They are now being packed away for the time being. about 300 1:35er. Puuuuh

(https://up.picr.de/39249415pa.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249417db.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249310jo.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249308wd.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249306vb.jpg)


Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: Marderman on August 19, 2020, 05:13:49 AM
Moving with models

(https://up.picr.de/39249295sn.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249294tg.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249293tf.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249290xb.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39249289kv.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39253196fl.jpg)

(https://up.picr.de/39253195cj.jpg)

Didi
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: buzzbomb on August 19, 2020, 07:11:02 AM
Moving models is a harrowing experience.

Best of luck with that wonderful array of models
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: finsrin on August 19, 2020, 08:39:01 AM
You doing quality packing.  :smiley:     Armor moves better than aircraft and ships.
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 20, 2020, 01:41:33 AM
(https://up.picr.de/39249289kv.jpg)

Kind of reminds me of walking through the Vehicle Conservation Center at Bovington Tank Museum:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7479/15657360676_fe83121399_b.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
Post by: apophenia on August 20, 2020, 03:46:20 AM
... I also have no time and no desire to build models...

Sad news for us watching from the sidelines  :(   Great packing job though  :smiley: