My Challenger 2 journey so far

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:46 pm

Morkath wrote:Great build thread, as a novice just getting my teeth into this the most daunting part seems to be the recoil and elevation system.

How difficult was the DKLM all metal elevation and recoil system to fit? I think I'd much prefer it over plastic.


The recoil kit is pretty easy to fit but you may well need to get busy with files and fine wet 'n' dry to make sure everything is as smooth as possible on the insides :D

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:34 pm

Well, still waiting for a fully working TK60 so whilst I was sitting bored at home I finally decided to bite the bullet and scratch-build myself some gunsight doors based on a couple of reaonably detailed pics I managed to find. Mine are no-where near as detailed as some people's and they don't even move but thanks for the inspiration Kames Canham (Armoured Models) and Sponge :) First, the real thing: ImageImageImage

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:37 pm

So I started with the commanders "bird house" sight - should have used much thinner plasticard though as it's way to thick to be to scale :( Image

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:39 pm

.......then the main gun sight;- ImageImageImage

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:42 pm

and finally the secondary gun sight - this was much harder as it's thicker and is shaped like a Toblerone!ImageImageImage

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:46 pm

All toghether now!ImageImageImageImage

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Postby Jimster » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:31 pm

You’ve built a most awesome tank. The attention to details and overall finish really make it a showstopper.

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:35 pm

Jimster wrote:You’ve built a most awesome tank. The attention to details and overall finish really make it a showstopper.


Thanks mate but from an artistic viewpoint I don't have anywhere near the skills/attention to detail that some of the guys on here do :clap: Just doing the best I can and learning as I go :haha:

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Postby Jimster » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:37 pm

How do you like the PDSGB unit? Was it difficult to connect to the mfu? I’m still waiting for mine for my Tiger 1.

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Postby spongehoobtank82 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:59 pm

Looking good dude :thumbup: glad to see it coming along :D
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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:34 pm

Jimster wrote:How do you like the PDSGB unit? Was it difficult to connect to the mfu? I’m still waiting for mine for my Tiger 1.
The PDSGB is nice mate - super smooth and easy to drive. Hooked up dead easy to the TK60 - 2 pairs of motor wires is all :D

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Postby Black Knight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:36 pm

spongehoobtank82 wrote:Looking good dude glad to see it coming along :D
Cheers spongehoobtank82 :D Nowhere near the detail you achieve but I'll keep on dabbling and trying to get to your skill level.

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Postby spongehoobtank82 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:11 am

Black Knight wrote:
spongehoobtank82 wrote:Looking good dude glad to see it coming along :D
Cheers spongehoobtank82 :D Nowhere near the detail you achieve but I'll keep on dabbling and trying to get to your skill level.

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Ha ha don't worry mate I think the same about all my stuff when I see some of the builds on here :haha: and it has taken me nearly 4 years to get this far with mine :crazy:
Anyway I think yours is more detailed than mine, yours is certainly alot neater on the inside than mine :haha:
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Postby Shootermcgraw » Sun May 17, 2020 2:18 pm

Nice job I really like the camo combined mud details on wheels and lower hull ..... I think personally it's a real talent to create that realism..... Also wanted to add, you can't go wrong with the tk60 board and programming help from Stian, he has it down to a science. I have conversed regularly with him on my build.

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Postby Black Knight » Sun May 17, 2020 2:28 pm

Shootermcgraw wrote:Nice job I really like the camo combined mud details on wheels and lower hull ..... I think personally it's a real talent to create that realism..... Also wanted to add, you can't go wrong with the tk60 board and programming help from Stian, he has it down to a science. I have conversed regularly with him on my build.

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Cheers - glad you like her. Completely agree regarding Stian - he's a goldmine of information on the Clark boards and helpful beyond belief!

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Postby Shootermcgraw » Sun May 17, 2020 2:30 pm

Black Knight wrote:
Shootermcgraw wrote:Nice job I really like the camo combined mud details on wheels and lower hull ..... I think personally it's a real talent to create that realism..... Also wanted to add, you can't go wrong with the tk60 board and programming help from Stian, he has it down to a science. I have conversed regularly with him on my build.

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Cheers - glad you like her. Completely agree regarding Stian - he's a goldmine of information on the Clark boards and helpful beyond belief!

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