Leopard Workshop : LW011 Leopard 1 Suspension Swing Arms


LW011 Leopard 1 Suspension Swing Arms

May be used with an Revell/Italeri Leopard 1.

Now includes fitting instructions for new Revell Leopard 1 kit 03240
 

None of the plastic Leopard 1 swing arms carry the correct detail. In fact, some of them are completely lacking in any detail at all!

These arms are designed to fit any of the Leopard Workshop range of wheels, or Italeri/Revell kits.

The axles are too narrow for Meng and Takom wheels. However, fitting instructions are included for these two manufacturers.

Parts list:

Label and instruction photos Anthony Sewards.

Fitting new Revell 03240

  1. Drill torsion bar holes out to 4 mm. Do not drill first and last stations for now.
  2. Push fit the Revell swings arms/shock absorbers into stations 1 and 7.
  3. Cut swing arm inner axle down to 2 mm length (the the part that goes through the hull). Fit arms 2 to 6 level with the kit arms
  4. Remove the kits arms and repeat 2,3 and 4 above for stations 1 and 7, aligning them with arms 2-6.

Italeri/Revell fit

  1. Fit, but do not glue, kit swing arms in front and rear stations. Fit LW011 swing arms in stations 2 to 6 and glue in place using kit arms as a guide to keep them level.
  2. Remove kit arms and replace with LW011 arms.

Meng fit

  1. Drill torsion bar holes out to 4 mm.
  2. Cut swing arm axle at cast-on step to 5 mm length.
  3. Fit, but do not glue, kit swing arms in front and rear stations. Fit LW011 swing arms in stations 2 to 6 and glue in place using kit arms as a guide to keep them level.
  4. Remove kit arms and replace with LW011 arms.

Takom fit

  1. Drill torsion bar holes out to 4 mm.
  2. Cut swing arm axle at cast-on step to 5 mm length.
  3. Fit, but do not glue, kit swing arms in front and rear stations. Fit LW011 swing arms in stations 2 to 6 and glue in place using kit arms as a guide to keep them level.
  4. Remove kit arms and replace with LW011 arms.
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€ 8.00 + € 2.00 post

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