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Start of painting. At this point primer and base only (Tamiya Nato Green). There was not enough time for brightening up today.

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After painting, anti-slip surfaces emerged. I was a little afraid that it would be too thick, but it came out quite ok for me.

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I also painted the metal parts of the tracks. They will be in @ERK style - brand new :)

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Hello,

Continued painting - brightening up. A little modulation, a little panel lightning - my favourite mix. At the moment I think I've flattened the colour too much but I'll have to look at it again tomorrow with fresh eyes.

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Very nice work Tom, I really like your painting especially how you have done the pre shade, that should work out really well, looking forward to seeing how this comes out with the top coat...

 

Ed

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Very neat and precise, it looks very good.
I have never used this technique myself, so it will be very interesting to see the end result.

 

Vytautas

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Hi All,

Chally painted to finish, decals in place, spot wash and finally Mr Hobby satin varnish. Now it's ready for oil paints.

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Hello :)

Some weathering with oil paints. Maybe a little too much at the commander's hatch but the paint has already dried and cannot be removed. Now I am going to paint the rear using the airbrush and the side armours using the chipping fluid and dust enamel method. But first a matt varnish because it still shines. I had to take photos from different angles because the light reflecting off the still shiny surface does not help to show how it really looks.

 

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All the weathering has been done and this is the final look of the model body. I also painted the large lens in the machinegun turret and it reflects the light quite nicely. The model has been protected by matt varnish and all that is left is to finish the tracks, periscopes, tow ropes and some other small details. All in all there is still quite a lot to do...

 

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6 hours ago, mbthejester said:

That looks great, looking forward to seeing it with all the bits and bobs on it, even in scale it looks a monster. 

Because it is a monster! Even on a shelf next to other tanks with that side armouring and "tea table" ;) on the turret it impresses with its size.


By the way, I painted the rubber caps on the tracks and rusted them a bit with a heavily thinned rotbraun. I think they will look better on a dusty vehicle than new ones.

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I have one of these in the stash. Your build has been / will be really useful when I get around to it. I hope mine will come out half as good as yours. Fantastic work. Cheers Neil.

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On 17/06/2021 at 21:07, neilspen said:

I have one of these in the stash. Your build has been / will be really useful when I get around to it. I hope mine will come out half as good as yours. Fantastic work. Cheers Neil.

Thanks Neil. I will be glad if you find this topic useful in building your model. I look forward to you starting your build report - I will certainly be looking in ;)

 

BTW Chally is already finished and waiting for a photo shoot so if something doesn't fall off it will be in RFI soon :yahoo:

 

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Thats an awesome looking tank I really like the Challenger 2. Doesn't look like you had any issues which is great to know as I have this in my stash the box is heavy for a model and your model shows why. Just curious is the anti slip applied like paint? Or do you have to mix it with water to apply? It really looks good which is why I ask as I have never seen that before.

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On 21/06/2021 at 11:59, Deano353 said:

Thats an awesome looking tank I really like the Challenger 2. Doesn't look like you had any issues which is great to know as I have this in my stash the box is heavy for a model and your model shows why. Just curious is the anti slip applied like paint? Or do you have to mix it with water to apply? It really looks good which is why I ask as I have never seen that before.

Thanks. Anti-Slip paste is a product ready to use straight from the tube. In my opinion, it is best applied with a sponge, but it is worth practising on a piece of plastic before.


As I see there are still many Challengers waiting for us on the forum and I will gladly look into your topics because I already have this fight behind me. It's ready for inspection now so feel invited. :)

 

 

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