Daz's Challenger 2 Build

Postby Docomar750 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:20 pm

Hi all Happy New Year

well starting a new project the sherman is still ongoing just need to decide and what to add.

so new project is a Heng Long Challenger 2 basic version plans so far are

detailing with some new [for me] ideas, skills
IBU2U board
after market speaker Dayton Audio PC83-4 3" Full range poly cone driver
Tarr smoker
IR Battle system
Clark Recoil
and im going to have a bash at gun stabilization using some ideas from my RC flying days

heres the tanked arrived
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Stripped down
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And going to put IR led into sight on gun mantle so opened up the sight door. Oh and cut the barrel ready to fit a gaiter for recoil

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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:39 pm

Very nice following along. Want to see how the gun stabilization system works
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:55 pm

Yeah, I shall follow along, and as I have one of these plus a leopard or two, I'll be very interested to see how you deal with the stabilization :thumbup:
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Postby Docomar750 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:40 am

Little more update not going for uparmoured going to stay with clean look as I like that look going to base on more modern era KRH tank just got to figure out white decals as their markings have a round border. For now just learning new skills as I go and copying what other people have done as this is only my second tank. So build so far:

Hull and turret now magnetised connection no more screws

Battery box removed and hull reinforced
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Decide to open all three sights one over gun mantle has IR emitter so no red covering
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and fitted Clark recoil for HL Challenger 2
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Still lots to as I bought Tankograd reference book and every time I look at it I get more ideas got to stop doing that or will never finish.
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Postby Docomar750 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:40 pm

Bit more work done during my rota day off,

All solid handles now brass.
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Gun travel lock opened and hinged
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And drivers hatch and periscope detailed
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Postby Docomar750 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:44 pm

Update little bit of detailing on the rear end

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Postby Docomar750 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:34 pm

Ok more work today
Lights nearly finished for painting

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Counter weight on recoil mech and barrel smooths operation

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First of the periscope wash piping

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Postby Docomar750 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:39 pm

Close up of the sites you can just see the led bulb mounted behind when the light catches it

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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:34 pm

Front lights finished and installed

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Postby Docomar750 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:17 pm

No good check reference book and the deflector plate on the front of the tank is to far back on the HL its further forward on the Chally 2 so deglue sand and polish fill in holes make pins and stick back on slightly back from front lip but close as possible with out interfering with taking upper hull off

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Postby Docomar750 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:11 pm

Well bit more work plumbing done cable conduit and I just couldn't have bright red fire extinguishers on her.
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Postby Steelhammer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:44 pm

I've got one of these and I thought it looked really good straight out of the box.....dammit! Impressive work, great to see the detail that you've added and I'll be nipping back to check your progress so keep it up :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:39 am

I also have one of these.

And, I too am enjoying your detail work :thumbup: :clap:

Please keep posting :thumbup:
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Postby Docomar750 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:39 am

Finished these late yesterday but rear lights done and had a go at making the antenna based bit life like.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 am

Superb detailing and advice Mr 750 :thumbup:
Would it be fair to say that your modifications are a "standard" by which all CH2's can be modified ?
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Postby Docomar750 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:31 pm

Docomar750 wrote:No good check reference book and the deflector plate on the front of the tank is to far back on the HL its further forward on the Chally 2 so deglue sand and polish fill in holes make pins and stick back on slightly back from front lip but close as possible with out interfering with taking upper hull off

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Postby Docomar750 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:35 pm

Sorry fat fingers hit quote while trying to edit doh !!
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Postby Docomar750 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:40 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:Superb detailing and advice Mr 750 :thumbup:
Would it be fair to say that your modifications are a "standard" by which all CH2's can be modified ?


I have taken some ideas from other builders and I think added some new ones but in all I think these modifications are a standard that helps to bring the tank alive but I do believe each to there own and what ever makes a tanker happy.
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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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