Just as the title says, today I'm sticking to the Dutch 3D printing theme.
As part of an ongoing, soon (I hope) to be revealed project, I needed a couple of Dutch Leopard 2A4s. Fortunately I had a couple of very old Matchbox Leo 2 kits, which I was able to "quickly" make. As if I do anything quickly!
One of these kits came with West German smoke dischargers, which would look like these:
Originally I thought I could convert these to look like the Dutch smoke discharger layout, which I knew to be different, but couldn't quite remember how. So I looked it up:
So not much chance of converting what I had to look like that!
Fortunately I stumbled across a designer in Cults3D who had already designed a set for 3D printing. It can be found here.
Now what follows are not the 2 greatest photos I've ever taken, but you should get the idea of my new Dutch Leo 2NL turrets, with proper smoke dischargers, an FN MAG (just blu-tacked in place for now), cam nets and a wire reel like in the photo above.
I will take better photos once the model is complete, but the 3D printed smoke dischargers are exquisite and came out beautifully. Once again I'm very chuffed with the result.
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