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Australian Leopard AS1 Dozer

This article is part of a series:
  1. 1/35th Leopard Line Up
  2. Leopard 1A5 Bundeswehr
  3. Weathering, the Belgian Leopard Conversion Continues
  4. Leopard AS1 Aus Cam Update
  5. Leopard AS 1 Olive Drab Lusterless Update
  6. Dutch Leopard 1
  7. Australian Leopard AS1 Dozer
  8. Danish Leopard 1A5DK
  9. Takom 1/35 Canadian C2 Leopard Mexas

My favourite part is the weathering. This is the AS1 from the Leap of Leopards article I posted in the Armour WIP group. The dozer blade is Mouse House, as is the conversion kit, all mated to a Meng Leopard 1 A3/A4. For those doing the AS1, you should note that they were all A3 variant. Due to a touch of heavy handedness I have some details to replace and add still. But it’s great fun!

It has been finished in the initial colour of Olive Gelb, this one being unfaded as you can see. I’m already making some stowage…

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4 responses to Australian Leopard AS1 Dozer

  1. Well, let me say that your weathering techniques are simply amazing, my friend @ianfoulk96!
    Love those foot stains!!

  2. Nice one, Ian. Dozers are cool but not so often built. I haven’t yet done my Meng Merkava Dozer but will some day. Do you create your own stowage? I find the aftermarket add-on stuff surprisingly expensive but it is some work to do it yourself sometimes.

    • Many thanks Colin. I tend to use a mix of the two, scratch building some and using after market sets. Camouflage nets I do myself, as I think that the ones you can buy are over priced for what you actually get. My solution is to use medical gauze. I use 10cm x 10cm 12 play. A pack of 100 will cost you about £8.00 if you shop around. You can also buy some dye in a suitable colour for under £5.00 The result is that for somewhere in the region of £13.00 you can get 100 camnets, enough to keep most of us going for a long time!! Scanning in images from the net of ration packs and then printing them off on suitable paper/card can also help reduce costs. With the Aussie ration packs though, I bought a load of them from Mouse House before they shut down. HTH

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