Weathering, the Belgian Leopard Conversion Continues
Well, I’m now getting on to my favourite stage of the build, the weathering! There are still details to add, such as the tubular “thingies” that go on the bottom of the side skirts (can someone please tell me what they are and/or what they do!) as some of these items are very delicate and I wanted to add them last because of how clumsy I am. I’m sure we’ve all been there… The conversion set is from Legend and very nice it is too. The base kit is the new mould Revell. I’ve heard the casting detail being criticised for being too prominent, but after the painting phase I think it looks very good indeed. One man’s meat etc.
The reason that I used the Revell kit and not the recommended Takom was based around cost, but also the work that would need to be done to the turret remove the A5 armour locating points. Using the Revell kit did mean I had to adapt, improvise and over-come in some areas, but the work involved was very minor. If you can manage the conversion itself, the necessary work will be no problem at all…
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