Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Leopard 2 - the truth at last
Thank you to all those who commented on my previous post.
When I was casting around to see what kits were available in 1/48 scale for my Little Cold Wars forces I did see a Leopard 2 but sadly is was the relatively recent version with the pointy turret armour. As the LCW doesn't progress much past 1979 I wanted the early slab-sided version. But hang on - didn't I see a kit of a tank I always think of as a Leopard 2 clone?
Why yes indeed. The Type 90 may be deficient in roadwheel numbers and has several other detail differences but as my earlier photos show, when spayed green and wearing black crosses it certainly looks the part!
Oh, and they were only about £6 each...
And that sound you can hear is the wailing and gnashing teeth of 'proper' wargamers. Bless 'em.