Daz's Challenger 2 Build

Postby Docomar750 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Update now got antislip on and primer coat sprayed on build slowed down a bit at moment.
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Postby yan33 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:20 am

it's better like this
i'm waiting the next :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:09 pm

Oh well wasn't going to touch side mirrors but unable to get any painting at moment so went and detailed to be movable
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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:15 pm

Very nice addition, I often find myself doing simliar detail bits when I'm waiting for parts or paint. Nice job!!
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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:19 pm

I really like your build, coming along real nice!!

What did you use for the non-slip coating?

will follow this one----Too!

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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:35 pm

The non slip coating was done with 2 coats of Tamiya Texture Paint (Grit Effect, Light Sand) I left 36hrs between coats it was brushed on then I tidied up the raised areas if any got on. I am happy with the result as the chally 2 anti slip is sprayed on so doesn't stand as much as other tanks.
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Postby Docomar750 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:52 pm

Its green now :D

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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 am

The rebuild is slowly starting to happen.
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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:51 pm

More done majority of glazing fitted first 2 sights detailed indicators and fire extinguishers sandbagged and fitted,
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Postby Docomar750 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Top of turret finished tried metal tracks and final drive and idle wheels from DKLRMC but they where a nightmare had to leave final drive wheel quite slack and 1 idler wheel kept unscrewing itself the whole lot sound like it was going to RIP all the plastics bits to shreds so back to plastic but never mind that here is the turret top,
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm

Very nice, am impressed . I should start looking at the modern tanks.

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Postby Docomar750 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Right sorted the track problem the final drive wheels needed 2 washers inbetween as with out they to close together and where trapping the track between the toothed half's everything runs smooth now don't know if anyone else has had this problem with the DKLMRC challenger 2 metal tracks and wheels?
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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:13 pm

Ok ready for inspection is another Challenger 2 ready for the ranges quite happy with how it turned out, I know it's a bit clean but that's the way I like them and will let it dirty naturally. :D
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Postby spongehoobtank82 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:19 pm

Looks awsome dude! Hope you have better luck keeping the track pads on than I did!
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Postby Docomar750 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:24 pm

A quick video of the sound out of the speaker ending up installing a Monacor SPH-30X/4SW in a styrene enclosure.


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Postby BarryC » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:38 am

Great looking Challenger II, the end results justified all your efforts. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Postby Eastern Front » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:11 am

[quote="Docomar750"]Ok ready for inspection is another Challenger 2 ready for the ranges quite happy with how it turned out, I know it's a bit clean but that's the way I like them and will let it dirty naturally. :D /quote]

Love it!!
Was watching your progress and held my tongue (questions) to leave more room for pictures :haha: :haha: :haha:

I agree, let it weather naturally, it will look more realistic!

Great Job!!
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Postby Docomar750 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:27 pm

Just can't stop myself thought if Battle unit in got to detail commanders cupola hatch,

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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:38 pm

Quick sound test:

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Postby Docomar750 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:19 pm

Got some new wheels from James Canham new style with bearings

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