Review of the Tamiya Leopard 2 A5 model tank
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This was a great Tamiya kit to build, and I especially love the way the armoured plating attached to the main cannon moves, when you move the cannon.
I also like the two storage racks at the rear of the turret, as I had to glue the mesh to the outside of them.
The smoke dischargers were extremely fiddly, as their angled bases were attached to the kit frame, so it was hard cutting the spurs off left on them from removing them from the frame and keeping the bases angles. I think it would have been far better if they were attached to the kit frame from the top.
I air brushed this model in June 2008. It is the NATO paint scheme. I used NATO green (XF-67) NATO brown (XF-68) and NATO black (XF-69) for the hull and turret.
I used Revell 752 for the sights and Revell 31 & 30 for the lights.
I also used Humbrol acrylic 61 for the commander’s skin, enamel 33 for the helmet and MG & 11 for the towropes and muzzle.