Author Topic: 40 years of Leopard 2,  (Read 10542 times)

Offline Marderman

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2020, 04:48:48 AM »



Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2020, 07:58:39 AM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Marderman

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2020, 06:13:33 PM »
And Canada

Offline apophenia

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2020, 06:00:23 AM »
Very nice. Are these last two being restored in the same schemes?
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #79 on: February 14, 2020, 04:27:09 PM »










The end is coming:



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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2020, 05:07:49 PM »
Captured look of honest use well on track and wheels.  :smiley:

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #81 on: February 16, 2020, 07:39:50 PM »
Leopard 2A4TU "roll out"













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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #82 on: February 16, 2020, 07:59:00 PM »
Excellent work! 
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #83 on: February 16, 2020, 09:59:04 PM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2020, 06:20:54 AM »
Talk about a crackerjack finish!

Well done!

Brian da Basher

Offline Marderman

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #85 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:














And my canadian Leo 2 family:





greetings, Didi





« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 01:04:39 AM by Marderman »

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2020, 03:41:06 AM »
Very impressive litter of Leopards you have on display. 
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #87 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)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #88 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. 
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #89 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.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 09:20:37 AM by finsrin »

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #90 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
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« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 06:20:21 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2020, 10:22:20 AM »
Love your Canadian Leopard family  :-*  And those Leopardclub antiskid patches do look fantastic  :smiley:
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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #92 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













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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #93 on: August 19, 2020, 05:13:49 AM »
Moving with models















Didi
« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 05:31:34 AM by Marderman »

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #94 on: August 19, 2020, 07:11:02 AM »
Moving models is a harrowing experience.

Best of luck with that wonderful array of models

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #95 on: August 19, 2020, 08:39:01 AM »
You doing quality packing.  :smiley:     Armor moves better than aircraft and ships.

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2020, 01:41:33 AM »


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

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline apophenia

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Re: 40 years of Leopard 2,
« Reply #97 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:
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