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CHALLENGER 2 TES 2008

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Initial thoughts were very good, then I realised the scale, very very good!

Ian

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Blinding!

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Very good.

Love it. :worthy:

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All i'll say is "Wow"

I agree with Dan's 'wow' and would add 'how' at that scale? the weathering is top notch for 1/35th never mind 1/72nd.

very impressive

Nick

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:welcome: to the forums and VERY nice ^_^ How did you get the camo "netting" effect?

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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. This is the Dragon Challenger with Bar Armour updated to the current TES 2008. I did a full facelift on this and a lot of detail correction. Opened a lot of optics as you can observe here, also scractchbuilt all the TES upgrades. The Enforcer RWS is fully scratch built, Barracuda netting is done using milliput and sculpted on using a tool I custom made. I have a long WIP on this but if you guys wanted to see the step by step progress then I'm happy to post it here. This won Bronze on the last Euromilitaire 2011 in Folkestone category 14A.

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Lovely looking Street Fighter, the Barracuda is spot on :)

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This is during Euromilitaire 2011.

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I will do a full WIP on how I did all this and will upload in batch.

Base kit

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Series of how I did the Barracuda netting.

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Frontal armour

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Side elevation with correct position of side armour which suppose to be almost at the level of the hull. The kits placement is a bit low.

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Details and thickness of the side armour.

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Replaced all the grab handles with fine wires.

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Thanks for this extra info, it really shows off what you have done to this kit.

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GPMG plus RWS.... All done with micro brass tube for acuracy.

Basic gun that was with the kit....

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Here you can see the size comparison with a cocktail toothpick.

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Tiny details added to the side armour such as this foot step. Everything has to be small as this will not look right in this scale.

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Now the side cables.

This is the flimsy part that came with the kit.

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This is how I detailed it....

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Rear side attachment for the bar armour.

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Another view of the scratchbuilt RWS....

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Barracuda netting added on the hull.

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Close up view of the details on the front. Both headlights are turned from scrap sprue as the one that comes with the kit is to small. You can also see the detailings done here including the front driver's camera and jammers and IED counter measures.

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This is the rear end. Note the back camera and the stock arrangement of the cable reel and cans.

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Here it is after detailing....

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Belly armour...

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Arial platform...

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Main gun optics.... This is opened....

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The commander's hatch details...

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Optics and sensors details. All is displayed in open position. Also noted here is the replaced Coax MG and the main gun rubber cover which is made from thick aluminum.

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