Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

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Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 13 May 2023 17:23

Some time ago, news appeared in the press about the delivery of Leopard 1A5 tanks to Ukraine. These tanks are stored in warehouses, it will take some time before they are put into operation. I believe that the final fine-tuning will take place in the field workshops in Ukraine. The armor will be reinforced with reactive  armor   Contact 1. This brings me to another project, I bought a model from Revell and get to work. 
  The kit looks to be of high quality and easy to assemble.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 14 May 2023 09:08

I started building the model, everything is going well so far, easy build.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 15 May 2023 07:45

Small progress, I've added some parts. I glued and painted the wheels and finally completed the chassis. I was pleasantly surprised by the vinyl tracks, they were glued perfectly and they look very nice, sufficient for my given purpose.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 16 May 2023 10:57

I borrowed reactive armor bricks from various kits to see how they would look on the model. I have to order more, more rather than less.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 18 May 2023 06:15

I received the accessories I ordered today. Bricks of reactive armor made from  resin. Miniarm product, I'd rather order more of them.





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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 19 May 2023 16:28

I added reactive armor bricks to the model. Everything looks very interesting now.





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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 21 May 2023 13:21

I start painting the model, spraying the all surface of the model with a primer.





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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 23 May 2023 18:25

The beginning of painting, first I wanted to do NATO camouflage. After spraying the green, I changed my mind, I'll try something else.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 28 May 2023 19:20

The continuation of the painting, I used NATO brown .



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 30 May 2023 17:59

Today spraying with the last color, green, tomorrow unmasking.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 01 Jun 2023 15:23

The masking tape is removed, next time I'll have to use narrower masking tape.

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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by dgfred » 01 Jun 2023 16:11

Nicely done

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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 11 Jun 2023 10:52

Thank you dgfred for your comment.

Today small progress, I painted national marking.



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Re: Ukrainian Leopard 1A5 Revell 1/35 What If

Post by Milan Mynar » 18 Jun 2023 19:01

I added flags to the antennas today. Flags are used as a quick identification feature. I used guitar strings as antennae and hung the Ukrainian flag and the Right Sector flag on them.



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