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.

10 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

Close enough...

Chris Platt said...

Spoofs ! Nice one !

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Gnash,gnash,ghash.

Martin Rapier said...

Nice one Tim. Honestly, these modern tanks all look the same to me (apart from Chieftans, obviously) which is why I did mine in 2mm:)

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Quite so.

Tim Gow said...

Chris Platt
Glad you like it.

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
Job done!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Turns out they all look the same even in 1/48 scale!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Big is beautiful ;)

Archduke Piccolo said...

Keeping up the Old School tradition of 'making do'.