Welcome to the Leopard Club!
Leopard Club is a website devoted to modelling the Leopard 1
and Leopard 2.
Run by Michael Shackleton, author of Leopard 1 Trilogy,
and Dan Hay.
Leopard Club exists to promote more interest in our favourite post-war
family of tanks.
These tanks are very important in the overall history of military vehicles and have been woefully
neglected by the plastic model industry.
Hopefully, we might influence a mainstream model company to produce a new-tool Leopard 1 family and
a good-quality early Leopard 2 to accompany Tamiya's lovely Leopard 2A5 and 2A6.
We can but try!
In fact, since we started in April 2013, Meng and Takom have both produced Leopard 1 kits, so maybe
we have had some small influence.
Leopard Club produces the following:
LeopardFIBEL is a downloadable, pay-as-you-go, series of articles about specific
Leopard models in PDF format.
This will build into an exhaustive study of 1:35 scale Leopards.
Leopard FACT FILE is a downloadable, pay-as-you-go, series of PDF articles about
the real beast and also about Leopard modelling in general - rather than the specific subjects of
This will complement Leopardfibel with actual facts and photos of the full size and 1.35 scale
Leopard 1 and 2 families.
Leopard LISTS - Dan Hay's exhaustive listings of all Leopard modelling products and
Leopard WORKSHOP - with YOUR co-operation and if there is enough interest in what
we are trying to do - will promote small run conversion and accessory pieces for all things
Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 in co-operation with established companies.
We already produce decal sheets and resin accessories.
Leopard Club REVIEWS gives our opinions about relevant model products.
Leopard Club SHOP sells Leopard-related accessories, kits and books.
SPOTLIGHT is a walkaround study of Leopards which is building all the time.
And don't forget TRACKPAD PUBLISHING
www.trackpadpublishing.com for Leopard books including new titles.