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Old 09-01-2009, 02:41 PM
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Trumpeter Challenger II OOTB

hello, this Challenger II will be my first vbench from start to finish, so if im doing anything wrong do not hesitate to let me know (and yes the space bar on my keyboard is broken lol)

THE KIT
This kit consists of 6 sprues plus hulls and tracks with a total of 414 pcs building to 333mm in length and 102mm width, also included are decals forthe UK KFOR variant in Kosovo,
This kit isn't for the purists among us as the detailing is abit poor, but as imbuilding this OOTB imnot too bothered,

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Today i began the build starting with the turret, when joining the upper and lower turret i found that the main gun was tryingto stop the two parts fromjoining correctly so a little sanding was in need, so after sanding and removing all of the rough edges i joined the two turret pieces together leavingsome very large gaps, youcan see where the gaps were inthe pics below, when attaching the pieces that hold the main gun i found they were very awkward to put together as there wasnt much to fix to unlike a Tamiya kit where everything fits perfectly so this will too need some work ive tried to show this is in the pictures below but as you can tellim no photographer,

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Old 09-01-2009, 06:02 PM
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pics not working? try these

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:52 AM
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whilst i resumed construction of the turret tonight i came across yet another problem, the gunners hatch doesn't fit correctly at the hinges causing the front of the hatch to overlap,

(1) - Bad hinges
(2) - Hatch overlap

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any suggestions?

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Old 09-03-2009, 06:55 AM
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today ive done a bit more to the turret, its just missing its GPMP now and in need of finishing in places before painting,
if you ever decide to have a go at this kit watch out for the tool boxes they are a pain in the arse.

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Old 09-06-2009, 12:16 PM
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over the past few days as ive built more of this kit ive started to regret doing it ootb as not a single part has fitted correctly,
i will add a few pics either later today or tomorrow
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:52 AM
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in the pics below i have given the turret a thin basecoat of Tamiya nato green and assembled the nightmare back panel,
i say nightmare back panel because when fitting the two drums i had nothing but trouble, again unlike Tamiya or Dragon almost every part has to be corrected before it will fit and when you have five demanding children like myself you dont have the time to make it perfect,

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Extremely good work for OOTB...
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:00 AM
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some pics showing progress on the upper front hull

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Old 09-08-2009, 11:02 AM
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"mint"some pics showing progress on the upper front hull" - Correction upper hull, sorry
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Looks good to me.....

So did you correct the loaders/commanders hatch issue?

Good job!

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