This item is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit. Length: 27,5cm completed.
West Germany developed its Leopard 2 main battle tank after the failure of joint development of MBT-70/ KPz70 tank with the United States. The Leopard 2 first entered service in 1979. It got through several modifications during production. The fifth batch of Leopard 2 tanks produced since 1985 were designated as Leopard 2 A4. When Germany finished the production of all eight batches in 1992, a total of 2125 Leopard 2s were produced. Leopard 2 is universally recognized as one of the best and most balanced main battle tanks today. It is the primary equipment of 16 countries in the world. The combat weight of the Leopard 2 A4 MBT is 55t. It’s fitted with a Rheinmetall 120mm L/44 smoothbore gun and a digital fire control computer. It’s powered by a 1500hp MTU MB873 diesel engine. Its maximum speed is up to 72km/h.
About the model
Includes: Plastic Sprues, Photoetch, Waterslide decals, Rope, Vinyl, Clear Parts, Stickers.
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Skill Level 3:
Basic Skills Required
Kits rated as skill level 3 are traditional model kits that require all basic modeling skills to complete. This includes cutting parts from runners and trimming or sanding them prior to use, assembling them with cement, and the use of paint to complete them.
To properly complete a level 3 kit, you should have at least a basic set of modeling supplies, including plastic nippers, a hobby knife, files and/or sandpaper, plastic cement, instant (cyanoacrylate) cement (for resin, soft-vinyl or metal parts), painting supplies including brushes, paint, thinner and masking tape, tweezers and possibly decal softener for applying decals to difficult areas.
Kits in this class are not suitable for small children unless there is complete parental supervision. Adults who have never before completed a plastic model kit may want to read one of the many excellent modeling guides available at most hobby shops before trying to build one of these kits.
Skill level 3 kits include a very large portion of our catalog. Most traditional plastic model kits fall into this category.
This item requries the use of cement (glue) to complete.
For injection-plastic kits, use the weld-type clear cement specifically designed for use on styrene plastic. For some smaller parts, you may wish to use instant type (cyanoacrylate) glue.
For resin, white metal, soft vinyl and photo-etched materials, the use of instant type cement is strongly recommended.
A SAFETY NOTE ABOUT INSTANT CEMENT
Parents and all modelers should note that instant cement (cyanoacrylate) bonds skin instantly. While this in itself is not harmful, forcibly attempting to pull the skin apart can tear the skin and cause injury. If you or your child happens to inadvertenly glue themselves with instant cement, don't pull, but use remover for instant cement, or nail polish remover to dissolve the bond instead.
This model kit or accessory must be painted in order to achieve a realistic appearance.
While there are slight differences depending on the country you live in, there are generally three types of paint available for modeling: Acrylic, Enamel and Lacquer. Their characteristics are described below.
|Date Released||May 2015|