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Old 03-28-2011, 08:28 AM
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Challenger 2 Enhanced Armour w/ Hungarian markings - Trumpeter 1:35

Good afternoon Gents!

Friday I was home with an eye illness when my Challenger 2 arrived

It is a nice kit, it is pretty huge: the turret's rear half is in itself as big as my T-72's rear deck.

Since I was ill, and out of school, I jumped right on it.
-I started the turret, I tried to replace the L7A2 on the gunner's hatch, by my attempt of putting the Dragon gun and the Trumpeter mount together failed, and after 2 and a half hours of trying, I gave up on it and put a Tasca .50 cal in place of it (After all, it is a what-if!), which kinda looks odd, maybe I should lenghten the mount of the hatch or make a Z-mount.
-I assembled the main gun, the hatches on the turret, the commander's sight, filled a lot of holes - interestingly the fit is at someplaces very good, while on other places, I have to pour the filler in like it was a black hole.
-I made the dozer blade (still needs filling), pretty impressive piece!

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The drawing which serves as a guideline,








The turret,



And finaly the dozer blade (to push trough the wrecks)

Comments and criticizm are welcome
Greetings
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always wanted this model but i read that it's very poor on details... will see here now and maybe i'll finally get one =)
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always wanted this model but i read that it's very poor on details... will see here now and maybe i'll finally get one =)
As I mentioned before, someplaces the fit is terrible, and for example the kit's machinegun is not very nicely done, there are punchmarks on the worst imaginable places, but all in all it is a very nice kit. It is not over-detailed, but it is very well detailed. The turret and the upper hull was given an anti-slip surface by Trumpeter. The holes you see on the turret, well, Trumpeter doesn't give you anything to put under them... But there should be no problem fixing it.
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This is Trumpeter's "retooled" Challenger is it not? I had the old one and while not the best kit out there it certainly wasn't the worst. I got rid of it though as I came into possesion of the Tamiya kit.

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Yes, this is the newly tooled version, but I don't know how was the older tooling...
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hi ropi!

this is a very nice project!
the build is perfect, hope i will see it finish!
ps: c'est réglé pour la tourelle! ;-)
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Thanks guys!
I'll tryy to work a bit on this and another project, but it'll be hard, since I don't have a proper place for modelling durnig school year.

Take care!

ps: d'accord!
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I'm having a kind of a spring break here, so I got rolling with the Chally. I made the whole suspension, and I am working on the lower hull, which is a pretty steady and slow job, as there is a loooooooot of filing to do(punchmarks everywhere, including the worst and most visible places).
Pictures tomorrow, hopefully.
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