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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 08:28 PM UTC
Jasper Breur shows us his Leopard 1A5, built from the Meng kit.

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Taeuss
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 03:17 AM UTC
Nicely done! Now I have to get off my duff and build that long-of-tooth Italeri kit. It'll be a test of skills making it as nice as yours; the Meng kit sure is an improvement.
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 08:59 AM UTC
Jasper, fantastic work! My partnership unit in the Bundeswehr from 12th Panzer Division had Leo1A5s. Iíve always loved these tanks. I have the same kit....any issues with construction from your end? My best, Bill
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC
A very nice looking Leopard. Subtle weathering and lovely attention to detail.
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC

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Nicely done! Now I have to get off my duff and build that long-of-tooth Italeri kit. It'll be a test of skills making it as nice as yours; the Meng kit sure is an improvement.



Thank you Frank! I built the Revell 1A1A1, which is more or less the same as your 1A5 kit. I quite enjoyed that build, no where close to the level of detail and engineering of the Meng kit, but still an enjoyable build. Good luck with yours Frank!
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC

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Jasper, fantastic work! My partnership unit in the Bundeswehr from 12th Panzer Division had Leo1A5s. Iíve always loved these tanks. I have the same kit....any issues with construction from your end? My best, Bill



Thank you so much Bill, much appreciated! I love the Leopard series, but I think the 1A5 has to be my personal favorite. The kit is superb, and an absolute joy to build. The only problems I encountered were the front mudflaps which had a bit of a gap between them, and the correct placing of the turret armour. The last point was my own fault Overall a very, very enjoyable kit with a great result. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did with mine!

Regards,

Jasper
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
Thank you Nikos! Glad you like it
Mendes
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 07:02 PM UTC
Looks great. I love it.
cheers