I built my first 1:72 scale model, a Leopard 1A4 in a diorama, as a Christmast gift for a friend!
I built this model, the sixth I've completed so far, from September to December 2013. It shows a Leopard 1A4 main battle tank, into service in the West German Army since 1974.
Filters are critical to give our model more depth, whereas the weathering phase helps to achieve a more realistic look.
Looking for a "modern one" I came across this 1974 kit, reissued by Italeri (using the brand of that period, Italaerei) in a limited-edition "Vintage Collection" series.
The Leopard 1 has been the first Main Battle Tank built in West Germany after the Second World War.