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Australian Trials Leopard Tank

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
  10. Australian Trials Leopard Tank
  11. Australian Leopard AS1 with drivers and engine compartments.
  12. Leopard AS1 Engine, Engine Bay and Drivers Compartment Latest Progress
  13. Unfinished Business – Finishing Off the Belgian Leopard

One of my 1A1 (, latest mould) has been re-tasked to a new purpose! I had planned on making one of the two 's that were rented by for comparative against the American M60.

The Leopards were named "Blitzkrieg" and "Barbarossa". Although delivered in , all the tanks in the trials were resprayed in Olive Drab lustreless for a press day.

The trials Leopards were delivered in standard 1A1 configuration with factory side skirts as issued from the factory, hence the change in the skirts.

This is just the "concept" set of side skirts, I'll be making a master mould set soon so that I can cast some extra ones...

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4 responses

  1. Another very interesting Leopard project, Ian! Nice job on those side skirts!

  2. Nice subject, Ian @ianfolk96
    This Leopard with side skirts.

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