Spähpanzer 2 Luchs – Gallery

Photo gallery of the Spähpanzer 2 Luchs, a reconnaissance armored vehicle used by the German armed forces until few decades ago.

The 19th model I have finished is an armored vehicle used by the German armed forces until few years ago. It took me quite some time to complete it, from March 2014 to June 2016, because I could work on it only during my vacations. So here's to you the photo gallery of my Spähpanzer 2 Luchs!

Spähpanzer 2 Luchs – Camouflage painting

The camo of this vehicle is the classical NATO three-tone scheme. To paint it, I tried an hybrid technique using paintbrush and airbrush.

This camouflage scheme is the standard three-colors one (green, brown and black) used on NATO vehicles since the early 1980s. The edges of the color bands on the actual vehicles are soft, but in scale they appear almost hard.

Spähpanzer 2 Luchs – Assembling

In this post I describe the assembling phase of my model of Spähpanzer 2 Luchs, a German reconnaissance vehicle in service until 2009.

This Revell kit (no. 03036), which depicts a German reconnaissance vehicle used until a few years ago, is the first wheeled vehicle I have ever built. The model is quite big: its length is almost 22 cm (8.6 in), being the actual vehicle almost as large as a Leopard 1 tank.

By Sonaz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

Spähpanzer 2 Luchs – History

History of Spähpanzer 2 Luchs, an armored reconnaissance vehicle used by the German armed forces (Heer) from 1974 to 2009.

The Spähpanzer 2 Luchs (literally: armoured reconnaissance vehicle "Lynx") was an amphibious armoured fighting vehicle used for reconnaissance, in service in the German Army. It had a 8-wheel drive, two propellers used for crossing water courses and a driver position for each direction, and it was very silent.