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Offline Marderman

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40 years of Leopard 2,
« 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
IMG_7457 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7461 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Leopard 2A7 (Hobbyboss with Y-Modell conversion)
IMG_7464 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7468 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Leopard 2A5 PL (Italeri /Revell)
IMG_7290 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7287 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

The next airbrush-action:
IMG_7107 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_5156 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_2005 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Greetings,
Didi


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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 06:54:38 AM »
Those are great and I really like the colorful placards!

Very well done, Didi!

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 08:14:55 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #3 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?
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 11:42:41 AM »
Nice work as usual Didi!  You never cease to amaze me with your skill and imagination. 
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 02:26:10 PM »
Paint & weathering (dirtying) tops.  :smiley:

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 05:06:43 AM »
Agreed! So, how did you do those 2A6M CAN placards Didi?

Itīs a real tank, on the show from the "Roll-out" the first A6Mcan on 2. Aug 2007.

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 05:49:55 AM »
Itīs 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?
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 04:27:03 PM »
I do this way: Only paper from the picture. No decals.
IMG_7557 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #9 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".

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2019, 04:54:16 PM »
Next work just before completion, ready for "take off".
IMG_7553 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7555 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

DSC_8452 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

DSC_8451 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7593 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Greetings,
Didi

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #12 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

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2019, 07:02:54 PM »
The Revo is finished. Only the Antenna

This is the version shown on "eurosatory 2010"
Bau 26 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Bau 28 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Bau 27 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr
 
IMG_7604 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7600 by Diethelm Berlage, 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.

IMG_7605 Ä by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7305 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7308 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7313 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7314 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Greetings,
Didi

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 02:33:04 AM »
Nice work on the APU
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2019, 03:54:32 AM »
Hello,
The EMBT:
IMG_7615 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7613 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7614 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7611 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

MBT 70:
IMG_7623 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7621 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7620 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7594 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

greetings,
Didi

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 05:45:38 PM »
Love the MBT70 shots - "Brake! Brake! Brake!" ... "Go! Go! Go!" ;D
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 03:57:03 AM »
The armored glass is what really does it for me on this beauty!

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #18 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.

IMG_7626 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7628 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7630 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2019, 09:58:11 PM »
Impressive! :smiley:
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #20 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


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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #21 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:
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #23 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:
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2019, 01:46:03 PM »
Ready for paint:
IMG_7824 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_7827 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Leopard 2 A4 Norway:
DSC_8643 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

DSC_8642 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Leopard 2 A4 Finland:
Some parts need from the KMT Conversion-Kit
IMG_7855 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_8415 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_8405 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_8414 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

IMG_8416 by Diethelm Berlage, auf Flickr

Greetings,
 Didi