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Revell 1:35 Leopard 2A6
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PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 5:39 pm 
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Good day folks!

This is Revell's 1:35 Leopard 2A6. A nice, inexpensive kit which builds up quickly thanks to "rubber band" tracks, no interior detail, and a modest parts count. The hull builds up from multiple parts, but they all fit together very solidly.

This was painted NATO green from a Tamiya rattle can, then splotches of heavily-thinned Tamiya NATO black and NATO brown (with Tamiya acrylic paint retarder) were added freehand using an airbrush. Weathering consisted of a dot filter of different brownish artist's oils, a dark brown pin wash, and a touch of graphite on raised surfaces to simulate worn metal. Spatters of dry mud were simulated by misting a thin layer of Tamiya Buff on the skirts and fenders, then flicking on a mixture of sand-coloured pigment and water with an old paintbrush. I tried something new this time, and added fresher "mud" by mixing a dark brown pigment with Future acrylic floor wax, and again flicking it on with an old paintbrush. I think it looks OK, enough so that I'll try a more heavy-handed approach with another model some day.

Wishing all a pleasant day, with better weather than we're having here (cold rain and high winds!)!
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Revell 1:35 Leopard 2A6
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Brilliant! The mud splashes look spot on and the glitter chips work really really well

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Revell 1:35 Leopard 2A6
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Excellent build. I just finished the 1/72 version. Quite nice.

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Now theres a lovely little kitty,well tidy indeed.
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Thats a gem of a build. The camo painting is perfect and the weathering is outstanding.

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That is a really great build. Superb camo and weathering.

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Very nice! You are an armour wizard.

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A great build of a great looking tank, Canuck. The weathering looks good to me - IMHO it's all too easy to overpower a model with too much mud etc, etc.

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