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Old 11-14-2008, 07:35 AM
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Conversion off a Revell Leopard 1A5 into a Belgian version.

Hello everyone and welcome to my new thread on the conversion of the Revell Leopard 1A5 into the Belgian version called the Leopard 1A5BE. I started this kit about a year ago. It was put on hold after I had to wait for some parts which I ordered and I started my conversion of the Revell M-109A3G German version into the M-109A3 GN Norwegian version. Since this project has ended I have found some time to get back started with my leopard 1. The hull is finished and I'm busy doing the turret right now not so easy since I have to scratch the entire Sabca gunners sight.
I will show you the kit first, two pics of the real tanks, and my progress this far.

So let's get started shall we:



The German version:


The Belgian version:


Pics of the finished hull:





The turret:




That's all for now. Thanks for looking everyone and as always comments are welcome.

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:55 AM
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Great job and very original choice of subject! I love the way you did the side stowage boxes especially but everything you modified/strachtbuilt was made at the highest standard, I will be following your build very closely.

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nice man,looks great
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:34 PM
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:02 PM
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Nice change of pace to see some more modern stuff on display- got me interested!
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:45 PM
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Hey

Good evening all

I want to thank everyone for viewing my topic. I will be posting a last update tommorrow evening. I made some progress on the most difficult part of the turret the Sabca gunners sight.

@ Christophe: I want to scratch and update the model as best as possible. I made a 200 pic walk around to help me get everything right.

@ Petarted: thanks for the comments

@ Solorow: Thanks for your comments.

@ James: It's a pitty so few people like or build modern armor modeling subjects. Almost 85% on the forums is WW2 as a subject. Glad you like my modern amor project

Thanks & Cheers Roel
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:12 PM
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Hello

Good evening everyone

Today a fellow modeler of my club made some new pics of the progress made last week on the turret. The sabca gunners sight is coming along very nice and is taken shape The bad news is I will be abroad for the next 4 months so updates will be on halt since this is the last one. Hope you like the pics I included some of the real gunners sight to make it more clear.

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A lot of work has to be done yet. I hope to finish this beast when I return next year around april. You will be updated then I promiss
Thanks for viewing and comments are welcome as always

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:07 PM
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refreshing to see that old but still modern kitten and top notch work roel!

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:14 PM
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Well, thatīs very impressive!
I love the Leo 1 and to see it a bit different than the usual German version is more than refreshing.
Great work!!!
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Hoi Roel,

Sweet. Nice scratch work there. Nice to see one of the Big Cats on PA.

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