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  1. At IPMS Farnborough Modelfest at the weekend I picked up a cheap Tamiya Challenger I Mk 3 kit so since my Avro Anson build has ground to a halt, I'd do something with the CrARRV conversion I've had in the stash for about 3 years! it makes a change from bloody Thunderbirds! So this is the starting point: and after all the resin has been washed in soapy water The Tamiya kit only contributes the lower hull, road wheels and tracks, the rest is discarded - which is why I've been reluctant to build this conversion up until now as I don't like the idea of throwing away most of a £30 kit! However having sourced a cheap one, I'm less concerned... So the first steps in the conversion and of course building the lower hull as Tamiya instructs, Here are all the road wheels [img[http://www.mardona.org/gallery/d/19614-2/DSC_3864.JPG[/img] I'm not going to distress them as frankly I can't be bothered Next is to attach the upper and lower hulls together... and I've just realised that means I can no longer fit the driver figure in using the neat technique they've used: which would locate the figure in the right place at the right height... bugger! I'll have to sort something out about that late - doh! Anyway the two halves came together with a bit of fiddling and filling The rear joint needed a bit of filling and it was rather gappy and the front joint also needed some work Speaking of the front, the next task it to look at the dozer blade and its mechanism... I'm going to do this as a Gulf War 1 vehicle, probably Big Geordie as I found some great photos online at Prime Portal.
  2. My first attempt at model making. All comments and advice on improving my painting technique, are welcome. https://www.flickr.com/gp/140541791@N08/2y6p81
  3. So A levels were about as fun as I'd expected but now they've finished I've celebrated the start of the summer with this Tamiya Challenger 1 in Desert Storm scheme, built with the up-armoured skirts- it was a great kit that I have absolutely no complaints about, it also comes with a great commander figure that I have built and will at some point paint and place in the open hatch. Done mostly in Tamiya acrylics with Citadel washes for weathering. I tried to use the washes to build up a multi-shaded impression of sandy dirt on the hull. I believe the kit dates to the 80s originally, and is superbly detailed even regardless of the age- no complaints! Please bear in mind this is only my second ever armour build so please be gentle! Hope you like it. And with my first armour build, a Tamiya T72: -Flash
  4. Tamiya Challenger 1 from the way back when! After a trip to the BAOR back in 1991, myself and a few club members got the build bug - for me it was all Gulf stuff which was popular at the time with the guys having just returned. Concord Publications were around at the time and cranking out books on all-sorts and the BAOR was one of them. I saw a Chally 1 with Grass/Turf as a camouflage sceme and did this version. At the time I was quite chuffed with myself but has it stood the test of time??? Over to you! The kit Ferret bin was rubbish - to small and misshaped Yuk! - so I scratched a new one which I cast in resin, also the smokies box too. The Cheiftain bin on the turret left is also a resin copy Weathering was Naples Yellow and a dirt slurry with a brushed (pin) wash over a Mid Bronze Green & Black Base The Aerials aer some fuse-wire which desperately need changing at some stage. I think that with todays weathering powders and gadets I can bring this vehicle up to date. What do you think Guys?
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