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  Canadian Leopard C2
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 01:47 PM UTC
Rob Feehan shows us his Canadian Leopard C2 close up.
Rob says:
"This is my Canadian Leopard C2. The project started in 2005 as part of the Canuck Steel Campaign for Armorama. The model is the 1/35th scale Revell Leopard 1 A5 kit. Added to this were the Maple Leaf Models C2 conversion which is mainly replacement resin parts and a new turret bustle for the kit. Also added were MLM fuel and water cans (Canadian Army patterns), decals from Quartermasters Depot and home made camo nets.

It is painted with Tamiya acrylics using NATO green as a base after a black basecoat with several lightened shades of NATO green applied to break up the monochromatic look as well as add some weathering to the green. Black pin wash was used sparingly to bring out some details and the whole tank was dry brushed with another lightened shade of NATO green. After decals were applied the model was lightly over sprayed with 90/10 Buff to give it a dusty look.

The camo nets are simple white gauze bandages dyed dark brown, then dipped in thinned white glue which then had kitchen spices added to them to simulate the plastic leaves in the real nets. After this dried they were airbrushed with several greens and browns to give them a realistic coloring. Base is a simple wood plaque from a craft store. To this I added a home made nameplate using my printer to make a color label which I glued to a cut piece of plastic stock and attached this to the base after giving it a couple of protective gloss coats to seal the lettering.


The project took several months and was very enjoyable to build particularly since I am very interested in Canadian Armor. I have plans to do an early C1 as well."


Thanks Rob

Vinnie


Canadian Leopard C2



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
CDNTanker25
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 10:31 PM UTC
Beautiful C2 mate!!! I'm currently working on one of these bad boys too, and this build will be a great reference for me! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 12:42 AM UTC
The cammo nets look great - the tank isn't bad either... . Thanks for explaining your technique.
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 05:59 AM UTC
Very Nice.......
Very well done.
RotorHead67
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 10:09 PM UTC
Vinnie,
You have done a very respectable piece. She looks great. I will deffinatelt use your C2 as a pic ref. when I build my Canuk Leo. I like your suttle shade technique and paint finish. The camo net is the same idea I use, I think its a very good attempt for a realistic net. A++++
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 10:15 PM UTC
Whoah! Todd, it wasn't me! I'm only the editor...this amazing Leopard is Rob Feehans' work!

Vinnie
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 05:22 PM UTC
Very nice Rob. I have a Leopard for the Greatest Ever campaign. If it looks anything like yours I will be very 'appy :-)
Tony.
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 02:16 AM UTC
Learn something new on this site everyday. Never knew the Canadians used German hardware but i guess so does the other half of the world.

Very nice build Rob. Very interesting way of making the camo net. Im curious on which kitchen spice you had used for it. Was it basil leaves? If so, is simply painting over them with acrylics good enough to preserve them? Im just wondering if they would stand the test of time.
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2006 - 07:07 AM UTC
Wow, Rob, awesome work !! Glad to see you finished it. I remember you sending me in-progress shots. Great build review as well. I may have to save this for trying out some of your techniques.

Good to go ! Thanks for posting Rob Feehan's work. Rob used to be a member of my modelling club, Nordland AMPS when he lived here in MA. This Leopard C2 is amazing

Cheers !!

Alpen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 03:06 PM UTC

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Whoah! Todd, it wasn't me! I'm only the editor...this amazing Leopard is Rob Feehans' work!

Vinnie



OK then my BAD..... Nice CAT Rob