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Leopard 2A4NO finished
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
Joined: July 31, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 02:43 AM GMT+7
Here are some pics of my Norwegian Leopard 2A4 NO from Tank Company/Telemark Battalion. This is Revells 1/35 Leopard 2A4 converted with bits and pieces of Evergreen styrene. Decals are home made and not very good to be honest. It will finally be in a little dio together with a C2I vehicle and some figures.

Erik











Here is the real thing btw...

PiperDan
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 02, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
That is a very fine looking build! The weathering is extremely realistic! Great job!

May I ask how you did the camo net?

Cheers - Dan
A-Train
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 10, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 10:02 AM GMT+7
That's one very well weathered monster.

The only thing i can nitpick at is the Camo net.
The "leaves" look a tiny wee bit too big.
But it still looks excellent.
DeskJockey
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Virginia, United States
Joined: July 17, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 10:25 AM GMT+7
Excellent build! I love the weathering, especially on the tracks and running gear. What did you use? Pigments?

seb43
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Paris, France
Joined: August 30, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 11:14 AM GMT+7
Eirk
Really cool looking beat
the weathering is great but the red earth is confusing it look like a vietnam era type of tank
my two cent

Seb
dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
Joined: July 28, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
Looks great, really like the camo net, and the overalll build it´s very good. Did you have pics of the building process?

Congrats
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 07:38 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys
I totally agree on the seize of the leafes on the net, they are too big, but this is my "experimental" way to do it so I will get it better next time... hopefully...

I made the net out of Parafilm, a masking product used by aircraft modellers. I used a 3mm woodcarving iron to stipple a pattern like this


When the cutting was completed I streched the parafilm in all direction to get some structure in the net. I experimentet with tissue and silk paper but found Parafilm the easiest to work with. With some more training (and perhaps a new cutting tool) I think this will work out better than the "cheese cloth and oregano methode" for a modern camo net.

The vehicle was weathered with Mig pigments and actual dust from the training field. The "reddish" color is more due to a mismatch between the light and my cameras white balance.

Klaus, you can see some progress pics here . I guess you have to build some since Chile just bought "a million" of these vehicles?

Erik
Panzercmdr
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Florida, United States
Joined: April 25, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 07:54 PM GMT+7
The tank looks great! You also did a great job on the weathering
ptruhe
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Texas, United States
Joined: March 05, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 11:34 PM GMT+7
Scale or not that is the best representation that I've seen of modern camo net. I tried something similar a while back on sandwich bag pieces but had a hell of a time getting paint to stay on. Thanks for the info on how you did it.

A great looking Leopard.

Paul

dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2007 - 01:32 AM GMT+7
Yep, I have a couple on the shelf waiting for some reference pics. will look great in desert camo you know?

Thanks for the links, I don´t know how I missed your build.

Cheers
f1matt
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Manitoba, Canada
Joined: August 13, 2006
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2007 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
I love the technique for the camo net. Always wondered how to replicate the modern stuff. Will definitely try this one out.
bulivyf
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Praha, Czech Republic
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2007 - 03:47 AM GMT+7
Erik,
very nice model, excellent work. Very nice camo net.
Miloslav
gcdavidson
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 12:47 PM GMT+7
Well done for tackling the modern cammo net issue. I would never have thought of parafilm! Your method has a lot of potential for modern armour builders!
bison126
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Aube, France
Joined: June 10, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
Very well done Erik.
Like all the others, I'm stunned by your camo net and thanks for the tip. Oh, I can't see any bas decal on your pics

Olivier
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 08:43 PM GMT+7
Erik,
Well done camie job, I really love the net. I would have never thought of using parafilm.

Tanks
Andy
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
Great job on the Leo!!

Thanks for the tips on the camouflage net although I am not really sure what parafilm is? What is parafilm normally used for? What is this called in Norwegian? I am Danish, so I might know the Norwegian word better

Thanks for sharing
barv
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: December 24, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 07:18 AM GMT+7

Ace build Erik .......nicely finished ....cam net is an inovation ....really like what's appeared ....FOR A "BANG-BANG!!"

aye
BARV
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Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 09:50 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

I am not really sure what parafilm is? What is parafilm normally used for?



Heisann Jesper. Here is all you need to know about Parafilm .

Erik
SAS007
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: February 04, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 11:52 AM GMT+7
Nice model Eric,
Just a pity it's taken so long to build that it's gone rusty



No really nice model

SAS007
Murdo
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 25, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 01:17 PM GMT+7
Very nice build Erik! Very nice!

I especially like the Cam net.

Looking forward to some pics with a better camera white balance. Take the model into the garden you lazy Viking you...