Diameter Type 10 / Leclerc Road WheelsDecember 13 2016 at 2:21 PM
|Stephan Hinz (Login StephanHinz)|
Hi modellers, I am normally doing 1:35 scale modern tanks and have a question in this forum.
I have a "toy-like" Leopard 2A4 from Aoshima in 1:48 scale.
As the Leopard 2A4 is one of my favorite tanks, would like to make a decent model of this kit.
The proportions of the kit look a bit cpompact, but overall OK.
The tracks are very bad, they are just rubber band. Also the wheels are pretty simple, they are more drums than wheels.
I found a track of 1:35 Revell "Jagdpanzer Kanone" which may fit my 1:48 model, so just desperately looking after wheels.
Checking the internet, I found only two kits in 1:48 scale which can maybe donate the road wheels.
In order to check this prior to a potential buy, I would need to know the dimensions of their road wheels.
I would like to know the diameter of the road wheels of:
1) Tamiya kit 1:48 - JSDGF Type 10
2) Gaso-Linee kit 1:48 - French Leclerc
Can you help me out?
Thanks / Stephan
|December 13 2016, 8:23 PM |
|December 14 2016, 3:07 AM |
Hi Paul, many thanks for your support. Wait for your reply.
|December 14 2016, 5:38 AM |
IIRC, Gaso-line is going to release a Leo2 in 1/48th scale but not the A4 batch but an A5 -?-
-I´m not sure which one is as I only have seen a pic or two of the pre-production kit some time ago-.
|December 14 2016, 5:58 AM |
Hi Stephen , here is the info.
The Type 10 wheel diameter is approx 0.550 inch ( 13.97mm )
The Leclerc wheel diameter is approx 0.570 inch ( 14.478mm )
Pix of the way the Leclerc wheels are cast to the support for construction.
Hope this is of some help
|December 14 2016, 12:11 PM |
Hi Paul and Alvaro, that is pretty helpful info. It seems that the Leclerc wheels can only be used with a lot of surgery. Disadvantage of the Type 10 is that it only has 5 road wheels per side, so need two kits. Have to think about how to go on. Checked the web, cannot find any built up Leopard 2 in 1:48 scale. In fact I hope that Tamiya will continue to release more modern tanks in 1:48.
Again thanks for the helpful info.
I found those Leo pics! :)
|December 14 2016, 12:58 PM |
That was it!!
|December 14 2016, 1:33 PM |
Dear Alvaro, thanks again.
That was the picture I had in mind.
Cheers / Stephan
Leo 2A6 option
|December 20 2016, 11:00 PM |
Another option for a late leopard is the 1/50th 2A6 from Empress. Pretty basic gaming resin piece but they can be detailed up. (Can't wait for the Gasoline Leo2 either!)
Hi Brent, many thanks for the info...
|December 23 2016, 7:11 AM |
... did not know this kit. You are correct, it does not look to bad.
Cheers / Stephan
Type 10 wheels ...
|December 23 2016, 9:09 PM |
Stephan, this is just a suggestion but if you know someone who can resin cast a couple of Type 10 wheels for you that would eliminate the need for two kits.
I'd offer myself but I'm on the the other side of the globe and the postage would outweigh the cost of another kit probably?
Possibly someone else on the forum closer to you may be able to help?