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Challenger 2

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About the Author

About Jeremy Wee (jazza)

Modelling Background I first started modelling at the age of 14 years old where i mainly constructed 1/72 scale planes and was exclusively painting them using a paint brush as i couldnt afford anything more than that. After which i took a 12 year break before resuming back to modelling more serious...


Outstanding work, Jeremy. I like subtle weathering, espacially scratches and chipped paint.
JAN 28, 2007 - 05:13 PM
Jeremy, That's one mean looking brute. An outstanding job.!!! One thing, on the close ups of the figures, there seems to be a hint of gloss on the arms. I'd go . Very inspiring work. Top notch and first class. Regards, Joe
JAN 28, 2007 - 07:37 PM
Outstanding work! The Challanger II is a mean looking tank and this build truely does it justice!
JAN 28, 2007 - 08:07 PM
Jeremy-- Superb! What kit did you use? DJ
JAN 28, 2007 - 08:21 PM
Outstanding and inspiring Jeremy, congrats on a job well done. Now I gotta get me one of these Cheers
JAN 28, 2007 - 09:39 PM
Very nice Jazza! Very, very nice!
JAN 29, 2007 - 03:12 AM
Thanks guys for the kind words and thanks to Vinnie for placing this up despite my little boo boo. This is the Tamiya Challenger 2. The only AM part i added are the PE engine grills by Tamiya as well. The tarp / canvas roll was molded using epoxy putty. Yeah i noticed that too when i looked at the photos. Not sure what happened there but i definitely didnt gloss coat the figures. What you see there is the straight application of acrylic paint. Could be due to the lighting as well i guess. Its by Tamiya. An outstanding kit IMHO.
JAN 29, 2007 - 09:11 AM
What paint (and colours) did you use for the main coat? I can never seem to get the yellowy sand color right. Nice build too! Well done
JAN 31, 2008 - 01:46 PM
very nice.. hi there, what's the purpose of the wrap around canvas-tarp around the hull? did the the british used this on their sherman during the north africa campaign ? thanks for sharing. ed
JAN 31, 2008 - 04:04 PM
The British Desert net is more of a fine mesh and can either be stowed wrapped around the lower hull ( so it won't block or hinder vision and turret traverse) or wrapped in a protective cover for keeping clean and protection. Nets in this lower position are easier to deploy. Each Regiment, squadron and troop has its own preference and SOP's. Sometimes a standard style net is used and has middle eastern colored scrim attached to it and covered and stowed in the same locations. These nets are not usually carried in this location in Europe as they tend to get shredded and filthy when moving through the undergrowth or forrested/built up areas. Keith.
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