Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

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    Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  Tancred on Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:37 pm

    Here is Dragon's 1/72 Challenger 2 ready for painting:













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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  alexbb on Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:48 pm

    UNBELEIVABLE DATAIL ON A 1/72 KIT COMPARED TO THE OLD AIRFIX , MATCHBOX AND ESCI MODELS
    this i presume will be in the british european green and black scheme

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:37 pm

    Lovely model TANKred. Let's see some colour!

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    colour...

    Post  Dottore on Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:34 pm

    I'm not an expert on the subject but I guess it was in sand in AFghanistan and Gulf 2 as well ?

    Nice clean build Tancred! LOvely kit it seems with PE too...Will you manage to put on the tracks with the side skirts installed?

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  Ray on Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:44 am

    Will you get it ready for Euro? Shocked

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  Tancred on Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:20 pm

    Alex wrote:this i presume will be in the british european green and black scheme

    Yes, how do you think I should do it? Spray the green and paintbrush the black or try masking using the space putty? And is there any particular green you suggest?

    Dottore wrote:Will you manage to put on the tracks with the side skirts installed?

    Turret, upper and lower hull are not assembled yet. I put them together for the photo.

    Ray wrote:Will you get it ready for Euro? Shocked

    I doubt it but will try Neutral


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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  alexbb on Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:39 pm

    1 i suggest you fix tracks to model before painting, very tricky to do it afterwards
    2 british camo is soft edge so you might try black free hand by airbrush, keep the black(very very dark grey) thin
    i would go for tamiya xf 56 for green

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  Tancred on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:15 pm

    Sprayed on some paint, I used Vallejo Dark Green and Black Grey:









    and these are the bar armour and tracks:





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    Looking good!

    Post  Dottore on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:30 pm

    Paint on mate!

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  Ray on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:41 pm

    Ejja move your bum Twisted Evil

    Looking very good cheers

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  clioguy on Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:12 pm

    Question... is the turret fixed in place, or it can be removed for painting it and under it?

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  alexbb on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:13 pm

    Tancred wrote:Sprayed on some paint, I used Vallejo Dark Green and Black Grey:










    the colours look spot on and the model is looking great tankred, i see you airbrushed the black, good decision, had these photos been taken some 20 years ago one would be forgiven for thinking that it is a 1/35 model. the detail in todays kits is way ahead.

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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  Tancred on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:21 pm

    clioguy wrote:Question... is the turret fixed in place, or it can be removed for painting it and under it?

    The turret, upper and lower hull are still not fixed together.

    All, thanks for looking, doing decals and varnish. affraid


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    Re: Challenger 2 w/Bar Armour

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:20 pm

    very nice, had't you said it 1/72nd, I would have thought that it is a larger scale.

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