Time to build some modern German heavy metal!
Is there a better choice than a Leopard 2 A6M tank from Revell in 1/35 scale? I don´t think so!
The kits from Tamiya may be slightly better, but the Revell kit is nicely detailed aswell and shows one of the latest versions of this tank. The assembly was straightforward, the only thing i did not like about the kit were the rubber tracks. The paint does not stick to it very well.
I used acrylic colours from Revell to paint the model.
MIG pigments were used for the weathering. Overall i applied only some mud splashes on the tank, chipping and rust seems a bit to much for such a modern vehicle.
The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the early 1970s for the West German Army. The tank first entered service in 1979 and succeeded the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army. Various versions have served in the armed forces of Germany and twelve other European countries, as well as several non-European nations. More than 3,480 Leopard 2s have been manufactured. The Leopard 2 first saw combat in Kosovo with the German Army and has also seen action in Afghanistan with the Danish and Canadian contributions to the International Security Assistance Force.
The Leopard 2A6M is a version of the 2A6 with enhanced mine protection under the chassis, and a number of internal enhancements to improve crew survivability. Canada has borrowed 20 A6Ms from Germany for deployment to Afghanistan in late summer 2007. The new tanks all have turret electric drive.
I don´t own the rights for the music in this video.
Music: «Manhattan» from the game «Arma 2″