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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:06 pm

Tricky to upload pics here. Leo II. Stock except Mato Tracks.
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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Leo II
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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:12 pm

Chally II, Stock except will throw Mato track pads at you during operation.
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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:13 pm

Chally II
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Postby Jimster » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:22 pm

Nice looking pair. I’m thinking about a Leopard as my next tank. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:31 pm

Jimster wrote:Nice looking pair. I’m thinking about a Leopard as my next tank. Thanks for sharing the photos.



Thank You. I really like the Challenger II. However, despite heng longs progress in quality, the Leo II build quality and functionality is better. Mine is anyway. The Chally wobbles during operation, trys to throw tracks. (both plastic or metal tracks). Have not solved that issue. Yet..

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Postby Jimster » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:39 pm

You might look into trying drive shaft supports and making sure the gearboxes are tightened up.

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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:59 pm

Jimster wrote:You might look into trying drive shaft supports and making sure the gearboxes are tightened up.


Thanks.. Drive shaft supports are hard to find here.. The closest I've found is Singapore. Next time I open the Chally up to remove the treads (again), I will check the gearbox mounts.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Christian Ludwig sells these neat, metal, interior liners to stiffen the hull of the Chally 2, and prevent it from flexing ( a contributory factor in handling issues). It might be worth thinking about. :thumbup:
http://www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de/Chall ... 0Tank.html "Metalwannen Verstärkung'
Support bearings from other models might be adapted to fit the Chally, though, I've not tested them myself, yet. :think:
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Postby Navy chief » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:Christian Ludwig sells these neat, metal, interior liners to stiffen the hull of the Chally 2, and prevent it from flexing ( a contributory factor in handling issues). It might be worth thinking about. :thumbup:
http://www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de/Chall ... 0Tank.html "Metalwannen Verstärkung'
Support bearings from other models might be adapted to fit the Chally, though, I've not tested them myself, yet. :think:


Wow. Was unaware such specialized gear available for the Chally II. Impressive.

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Postby Jimster » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:25 pm

Christian Ludwig is awesome. I just ordered some goodies from him today. It seems fitting to get parts for a German tank from a German vendor.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm

Jimster wrote:. It seems fitting to get parts for a German tank from a German vendor.


:D Indeed, and there's also a touch of irony in Christian being practically the sole provider of quality WW2 British tank kits in 1/16 scale... :shh: :)
Recently, however, DKLM and Clark seem to be following in his tracks. Some hope there, then...for extra choice.
The Japanese, in the form of Tamiya, have completely overlooked WW2 British armour in 1/16.
Even the legendary Centurion ( or world's first MBT) is totally absent in 1/16.. :thumbdown: I wonder why?
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Postby Lert » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:22 pm

Jimster wrote:Christian Ludwig is awesome.


He is.

Jimster wrote:I’m thinking about a Leopard as my next tank.


HL Leo2A6 is a good tank, but it does have some issues. Since it's a large tank with a plastic hull it flexes a bit, so you might want to consider stiffening the hull. Also, because it has a large turret ring and small diameter drive sprockets driven by standard HL mechanicals, the tank isn't as responsive and agile as you'd expect a modern MBT with a monster 1500 hp, 48 liter 12 cylinder to be. Finally, the tracks on the real thing are double pin hinged but on the HL model they're single pin hinged, so they don't behave quite like the real thing, so you might want to invest in aftermarket tracks and mechanicals.

Still, it's an impressive model, the detail is on a high level and as far as I can tell, so's the scale accuracy. It's certainly a worthy base to start from.
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Postby Jimster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up!

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