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Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => Other => : Feldmarschall Zod April 22, 2012, 05:23:57 AM

: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: Feldmarschall Zod April 22, 2012, 05:23:57 AM
From a board game in the 1990's
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/113984/cold-war-as-it-might-have-been (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/113984/cold-war-as-it-might-have-been)

I have the original Tamiya leopard I in the stash. That would look good with an 88,circa 1948.
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: GTX_Admin April 22, 2012, 05:39:23 AM
Interesting...even with a 105mm, a Leopard I in Nazi era scheme (say with Zimmerit and markings/colours such as below) would be interesting:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Panther_Tank,_Bovington.jpg)
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: arc3371 April 26, 2012, 03:32:33 AM
Played Mississippi Banzai or Texas Tea from the same company?
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: Maverick April 26, 2012, 06:52:21 AM
Did a couple of profiles of Leo 2s & Marders in WW2 markings back in the day.

Regards,

John
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: Feldmarschall Zod April 26, 2012, 07:16:12 AM
Played Mississippi Banzai or Texas Tea from the same company?
Never heard of those games.
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: Jacques Deguerre May 02, 2012, 01:21:02 AM
I have the original Tamiya leopard I in the stash. That would look good with an 88,circa 1948.

Seems like a cool idea. I would be tempted to "tart up" the Leo 1 a bit to give it more of a WW2-inspired feel.
On the easier side, you could model the Dutch Leo 1s that were modified to (not really) resemble Panthers in the movie version of A Bridge Too Far.
LINK (http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/1/1a/BTF-LeopardA.jpg)
LINK (http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/9/9b/Bridge_4505.jpg)
LINK (http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/d/df/Bridge_4501.jpg)

If you wanted to do some more work, there's something along the lines of modeler Dieter Bihlmaier's E-55:
LINK (http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=21187)
I really wish I could find a "how to" or WIP for this model.
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: GTX_Admin May 02, 2012, 04:14:13 AM

Seems like a cool idea. I would be tempted to "tart up" the Leo 1 a bit to give it more of a WW2-inspired feel.
On the easier side, you could model the Dutch Leo 1s that were modified to (not really) resemble Panthers in the movie version of A Bridge Too Far.
LINK ([url]http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/1/1a/BTF-LeopardA.jpg[/url])
LINK ([url]http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/9/9b/Bridge_4505.jpg[/url])
LINK ([url]http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/d/df/Bridge_4501.jpg[/url])

If you wanted to do some more work, there's something along the lines of modeler Dieter Bihlmaier's E-55:
LINK ([url]http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=21187[/url])
I really wish I could find a "how to" or WIP for this model.


There are some cool ideas there.
: Re: NATO,Nukes,and Nazis
: Maverick May 02, 2012, 07:02:12 AM
The E-55 looks like an early Leo 1 with some WW2 German equipment replacing some of the Leo's kit.  Points I can see are:

Commander's Cupola
Exhausts
Track-links on the side of the turret
Tracks themselves
Roadwheels & Suspension
IR System in front of the Commander's Cupola
Bow MG
Tools and equipment on the hull sides
Lack of Skirts
Rangefinders added to the turret

I suspect the gun has also been changed.

Pics here: http://www.desura.com/groups/tanks/images/leopard-1a1 (http://www.desura.com/groups/tanks/images/leopard-1a1) and here: http://www.santosplast.com.br/cont_art_walkarounds_militaria_leopard1a1eb.asp (http://www.santosplast.com.br/cont_art_walkarounds_militaria_leopard1a1eb.asp) should help.

Regards,

John
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: Feldmarschall Zod May 03, 2012, 06:48:26 AM
I love that E 55 :icon_beer:
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: Jeffry Fontaine September 18, 2012, 02:49:02 AM
Reminds me of the film titled "Escape To Athena" (1979) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079117/) with the secret Nazi missile base hidden in a monastery on an island in Greece. 

Full movie with Greek subtitles:
Escape to Athena (1979) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs2ueBnESfU#ws)