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Old 02-13-2020, 11:39 AM
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Default Leopard 1 1A5 Turret in 1/16

Is anyone making a 1/16 Leopard 1 1A5 turret I know that Perfect Scale Modellbau was making one at one time but not now .
Is someone 3D printing one or is there someone else doing one after seeing Benjamin's 1/6 Leopard 1 1A5 id would like to convert my 1A4 .
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:12 PM
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Check with Ludwig

He's the only one I've heard of offering one... soon? (let me know)
Old 02-13-2020, 02:36 PM
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I did see one on his site a couple years ago but nothing since thought it was something he was playing around with .
Old 02-14-2020, 05:59 AM
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I printed my model and offering it on ebay. Its was only a test. I plan to create a kit from it.

But its only an early version, not the A5. If you want an A5 I could check if I can make the changes to the model.

ebay number: 164064175201
Old 02-14-2020, 12:16 PM
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Yes that's what I'm looking for do you have the front mantel for it and the hardware to mount on it and the top for it .
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That number doesnt bring up anything on ebay
I was planning to buy the a5 turret and back date it to a plain or a1 for the kit I have here still in the box.
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Default Leo 1A5 1/16 turret part on eBay Germany.

Originally Posted by RichJohnson View Post
That number doesnt bring up anything on ebay
I was planning to buy the a5 turret and back date it to a plain or a1 for the kit I have here still in the box.
The number 164064175201 is for eBay Germany, tempting turret part.

https://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_nkw=...id=m5467.l1311




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Old 02-15-2020, 04:02 AM
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Here it is translated: https://translate.google.com/transla...Qhttp%3A%2F%2F

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I printed my model and offering it on ebay. Its was only a test. I plan to create a kit from it.
Let me know when your kit is finished and what it has included. Love too see it as I too plan to backdate my Leopard.
Old 02-15-2020, 07:00 AM
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I plan to add everything that is also part of my 1/6 model. Some parts like the basket and the railing should be built from wire. There will be holes in the turret to correctly position the wires. I will provide templates for the wire bending (I dont know if template is the correct term for it).

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I made some pictures but I cannot post them because I havent got 10 posts. Will upload them later.
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I plan to make the turret underside compatible with the Tamiya Leopard 1 model. Could anyone please provide some infos on how the turret rotating mechanism works? Some pictures would be great.
Old 02-15-2020, 07:35 AM
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Ebay Germany, ok thanks John. I would not have figured that out.

I have not opened my Leo 1 kit yet, but I have seen some aftermarket instrucion sets for rotation units and I understand that there is nothing in there to make it rotate from tamiya.
Someone that has one would have to photo it and post the mating turret and ring here for you to see.

I am very interested in your project and want an early 1a1 turret. If I couldnt get one I would probably not open the kit I have as I didnt want the a4 turret.
Old 02-15-2020, 11:56 AM
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Ebay Germany, ok thanks John. I would not have figured that out.

I have not opened my Leo 1 kit yet, but I have seen some aftermarket instrucion sets for rotation units and I understand that there is nothing in there to make it rotate from tamiya.
Someone that has one would have to photo it and post the mating turret and ring here for you to see.

I am very interested in your project and want an early 1a1 turret. If I couldnt get one I would probably not open the kit I have as I didnt want the a4 turret.
Correct. I have the instructions for my 1A4 in front of me. The turret simply attaches like a 1/35 kit.
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Dragunov this should help you on the Tamiya turret mech .




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Dragunov I'm very interested in the 1a5 Turret I looked at your prototype that will work to start with yes a kit would be great .
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:08 AM
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I would also be interested to see more of what will be available in the "kit" form. I'm just now trying to get my original tank, Leopard 1A4 cleaned up and make it operational. Its been in storage for a few decades, but dry, the drives work though they'll be replaced.

Please keep me in mind for this product.

Thank you,

Happy Tanking,

Jim
Old 02-21-2020, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the infos regarding the rotating mechanism.

I will show the progress next week.
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Originally Posted by Dragunov View Post
Thanks for the infos regarding the rotating mechanism.

I will show the progress next week.
i would be in for a kit. I will follow the progress!
Old 02-23-2020, 11:47 AM
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The conversion of the CAD model to 1/16 is mostly finished.
Old 02-23-2020, 11:48 AM
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The pictures show the different parts for printing. I plan to build the basket from sheetmetal and wire.
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Oh that is awesome, how do I buy a whole turret kit from you? I can make the basket myself. Oh how much too lol.
Old 02-23-2020, 01:32 PM
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Yes Very nice Dragunov waiting for this .
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Yes very nice indeed!
Old 02-25-2020, 05:01 AM
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I am still making last modifications to make sure everything fits. The recoil will be 18,75 mm.

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