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Leopardmania 50 replacement campaign
bwiber
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 03, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 01:23 AM UTC
I have a suggestion for those of you that are going to be using the Takom kit. If you are going to be upgrading to PE tool holders you might want to start looking for a new set of tools also. So far the ones in the Takom kit (Leopard C2) look like they were run over with a road roller. So I am using whatever comes to hand.

Speaking of that.... does anyone have a source for tools that doesn't involve ripping off another kit? Right now I am cleaning up the bolt cutters from an old Tamiya Leopard I A4 kit.

Later,
Bob
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: September 30, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:39 AM UTC
Ready whenever you are!

DKeu8726
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Denmark
Joined: December 24, 2011
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 03:35 PM UTC
Hi
I cant find my self on the campaign list ???
Why.
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: December 16, 2007
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:56 PM UTC
Hi there
You need to click the ENLIST button in the panel on the right here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=839
keo
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Nordjylland, Denmark
Joined: January 30, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 04:11 PM UTC
Here is my build for the campaign, a Danish Leopard 1A3 with thermal mattes. These Leopards are quit unique for the Danish Army. Most of the tank was covered in a carpet-like material which would make the thermal image of the tank lesser. These mattes actually worked quit well although they did tend to be a habitat for insects and would make NBC de-contamination of the tank more cumbersome.
I’ve got a stash of the old Italerie kits so I’ve decided to use one for the build. Personally, for a build of a welded turret Leopard tank I still prefer these kits. I’ve planned to upgrade with Mengs D640A workable tracks, Eureka Towing Cables for leopard ˝, and replacement wheels, towing hooks, rear mud flaps as well as Smoke Launchers from Leopard Workshop. The mates will be a product intended for carpeting dull houses.
I haven’t decided on the barrel jet. I like to portrait my build as a tank having its barrel cleaned after a shooting. I therefore have to find a barrel that can be depicted as one without any of screens, and which can show the fume extractor in another position.



mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:34 PM UTC
This is an exciting project and the very best of luck with it. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. Thanks for joining us Kenneth:-) I'm glad you are here.
MichalBT
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Województwo Kieleckie, Poland
Joined: July 03, 2002
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:28 AM UTC
Hi,
I'd like to enroll this campaing with Leopard AS1. I've just started building this tank using Meng kit as a base for this conversion. In the evening I'll try to post photos showing current statys of this model.
Have a nice day
Michal
maxim37
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 14, 2006
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:33 PM UTC
Hi Gang,
Have enlisted but still undecided what to build,Initially a4 Leopard but thinking maybe a Belgian leopard in training before the upgrade.The black recce Leopard is appealing also.Anybody ever build the Black Reccce version?
Richard
MichalBT
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Województwo Kieleckie, Poland
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:14 PM UTC
Here are few photos of current stage of my AS1. This is a model I'd like to participate in this campaign.


And here is a photos of C2 Mexas I'm trying to finish.


Regards,
Michal
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Here are few photos of current stage of my AS1. This is a model I'd like to participate in this campaign.



Hello Michael
Welcome to the Campaign. I would call a halt to your build for a couple of weeks if you don't mind. The official start is 1 December and the rules allow you to compete with a model that is 50% complete. As there is no undercarriage or details, I'd say your AS1 is under half-cooked, so don't do much more for the time being:-)

Glad to see an AS1 entered. Have you seen the latest Trackpad AS1 book?
errains
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Joined: September 23, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 08:43 PM UTC
D-10…
I’m hoping everyone is ready to begin or have begun limited operations! This Campaign will last 153 days and being a leap year we get an extra whole day.I don’t know about you all but I certainly can use that extra day. With 32 participants this Campaign is shaping up to be a good one. There seems to be a large contingent of Canadian Leopards (myself included) however other nations are well represented. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on deck in 10 days and even learning a lot of new things.

See You All Soon
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:13 AM UTC
Hi Eric. It is nice to see much enthusiasm.

For a long time I've wanted to build a UN Leo 1A5DK, so this is my excuse to get it done!!

You have been fiddling with the banner again??? :-)
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC

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.... There seems to be a large contingent of Canadian Leopards (myself included) however other nations are well represented....

See You All Soon



Though I like the Maple Leaf on a Leopard, mine will have Iron Crosses on the turret. It seems as if Revell's new Leo 1 won't come in time, so I have decided for Tamiya's 1A4 for this campaign. It's the only Leo 1 kit I have in stash at the moment. Unfortunatly I have noticed that this kit doesn't include the towing cables and the snow grousers. What I could do is use Evergreen profiles to get at least the rails. Any other (better) ideas?

Torsten

PS: Right now I still work on 2 Focke-Wulf 190, which I will finish before starting this campaign. That will still take about 3 weeks, I guess.
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:57 AM UTC
The Revell kit is supposed to be released next month. We'll see.

Maybe someone who is building a Leo without the grouser racks and grousers (Norwegian or Danish) - oh, like me - can contribute the parts to your build:-)
BlackWidow
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 02:13 AM UTC
Oh, that's good news (I mean both ... ) We have club meeting tomorrow so I can order the Revell kit right away, because we have our own dealer in the club.
But anyway, it would be nice if you could help me out with the rails and grousers, Michael.
Thanks in advance ....
mshackleton
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 02:27 AM UTC
Check your messages on Armorama:-)
LeoCmdr
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 09:13 AM UTC

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There seems to be a large contingent of Canadian Leopards



That's because the Canadian Leopards are the coolest! A close second are the Danish Leopards!
MissAnna
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Colorado, United States
Joined: November 11, 2015
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 09:23 AM UTC

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There seems to be a large contingent of Canadian Leopards



That's because the Canadian Leopards are the coolest! A close second are the Danish Leopards!



Hear, hear.
bwiber
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 09:54 AM UTC

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There seems to be a large contingent of Canadian Leopards



That's because the Canadian Leopards are the coolest! A close second are the Danish Leopards!



And you don't have a biased bone in your body...

Not that I disagree with you... Never argue with a TC...
MichalBT
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Województwo Kieleckie, Poland
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:41 AM UTC


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I would call a halt to your build for a couple of weeks if you don't mind. The official start is 1 December and the rules allow you to compete with a model that is 50% complete. As there is no undercarriage or details, I'd say your AS1 is under half-cooked, so don't do much more for the time being:-)


OK. Meanwile I'll try to start weathering my Strv.104.



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Glad to see an AS1 entered. Have you seen the latest Trackpad AS1 book?


I was considering buying this book. But it's quite pricy. I think I'll rely on photos I found on the web.

Have a nice weekend,
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:04 PM UTC
Personally, I think Norwegian Leo 1s are the coolest, so it would be nice to see someone here build one. Splinter camo rules, OK?

Nice Swedish Cent, Michal.
PS. I just messaged you:-)
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 01:58 AM UTC

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Check your messages on Armorama:-)



Thanks Michael. You've got mail.

Torsten
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 02:26 AM UTC
Eric,
I just noticed the flags in you banner and am really surprised. Great Britain surely never had the Leopard in their inventory. They had Cents and Chiefs. And what flag is there between Italy and the Netherlands? Is that Lebanon? I wouldn't know .... Are you sure? Or am I mistaken?

Torsten
mshackleton
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 02:41 AM UTC
Hi Torsten
Believe it or not, the Royal Marines do operate Leopard 1, though a very specialised version. It is a BARV (not to be confused with the Dutch one that Bob Wiber is building). http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/08/the-beach-recovery-vehicle/

Lebanon is a little dubious as they had decided to take on 43 ex-Belgian 1A5BEs!! However, I have never seen any reports of their actual delivery or use in Lebanon. Let me know if anyone has any more definite info please.
errains
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 08:30 AM UTC
Torsten no worries sir,
I am not an expert either so I’ll just say that my source is dubious (love that word). I have seen in research that Great Britain had a small number of Leopards as Michael mentioned but have not been able to find any photos of one. As for Lebanon I considered leaving it off but in the end left it on in the off chance someone might put forth a photo of a Lebanese Leopard 1 (that would be kool), but I agree with Michael that they most likely were never delivered…but who knows.
…and Torsten that STRV-104 is Beautiful!

As for the Leopardmania 50 Banner in my signature, I’m done with it and if anyone would like to add it to their signature please send me a PM here on Armorama and I’ll get you set up with it.