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Armor/AFV: Canadian Armor
Discuss all types of Canadian Armor of all eras.
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Meng Leo 2A4 to 2A4 CAN
LeoCmdr
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 01:21 PM UTC
It's common to see pioneer tools on Canadian Leopards with a splash of colour. Each Troop would paint their tools in order to keep sticky fingers from "liberating" them. In the case of the image you posted that Leopard Troop would be using blue spray paint as their identifying colour.

Very nice details you are adding!
baldwin8
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC

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It's common to see pioneer tools on Canadian Leopards with a splash of colour. Each Troop would paint their tools in order to keep sticky fingers from "liberating" them.



Thank you Jason, interesting information.

More Leopard Workshop accessories, the 6/2 style smoke dischargers.



The shroud on the mantlet is a vinyl type in the provided parts tree but I wanted to show the barrel elevated so a new one is manufactured from Milliput. A few attempts but getting close to the ideal result.



The first attempt seen in background.



Something a bit closer.



Enjoy your summer and thanks for looking in.
tangodown
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 12:36 PM UTC
She's a beauty. Can't wait to see what comes next.
baldwin8
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 07:14 AM UTC
Almost everyday I get a chance to add to this kit, even if it's a bit.

Some milliput rolled and cut for the camo nets, more will added. Still working on the technique.



Mantlet plugs added, they kit ones are quite good and twisted the chains to give a more dimensional look to them. As well almost done the front drivers camera and mountings.





Very close to rolling into the paint booth. Thank you for viewing.
baldwin8
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Almost ready for the paint booth. One turret basket and the tow cables to attach before painting.
Thank you to everyone for checking in.



LeoCmdr
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
Looks good Craig. Good luck with the painting!
flugwuzzi
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Lower Austria, Austria
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC
Excellent work Craig.
The model looks great with all the details you added.

Cheers
Walter