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German Railway Gun K-5 Leopold

by Rick Bellanger

 

Leopold

 


Dragon's 1/35 scale Leopold is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is one of my latest creations. It is DML's, 1/35th, German Railway Gun K5, Leopold.

It's a huge model that requires a lot of space for assembly, painting and display and I LOVE it!

It was painted using Testor's Model Master paint.

The wheel treads were first painted using Alclad II shiny aluminum, then masked off. The entire model was painted Panzer Grey because the original K5 was painted grey. Then the model was painted with Afrika Yellow but only the sides, ends and top. Leaving the bottom and inside grey. Then the brown was added in the same manner as the yellow, but not on the top.

There are several different camo schemes to paint the gun. The instruction call for you to paint the top in camo, other sources say no so I chose the one that I liked. Same thing with the "Leopold" logo on the side. I have not seen any photos with this logo except for the display at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. So I left it off.

 



The track is hand laid, using "O" scale rail and spiked down. Ties are 1/4" square bass wood glued down than Model Railroad ballast was added. Everything was weathered then the rail tops were whipped clean for the shinny look.
 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Rick Bellanger
Page Created 17 September, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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