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Challenger 2 by enc86 Challenger 2 by enc86
Here is my 1/35 trumpeter challenger 2. I was feeling pretty crappy for awhile there and really had not done much for projects, intill my wife picked me up this nice gift. I think that the challenger is one of the most intimidating looking modern tanks and have been wanting to do one one for awhile. Overall it was pretty fun and got me back into doing projects again.
As with all my kits, this badboy is very inaccurate. my wife picked out the paint, so it doesn't quite match any real life counterparts. I swiped decals from various other kits, just for some flavor. This was my fist time building a trumpeter kit and it was good to try out a "new" brand( I have been pretty loyal to Tamiya until now).
It was a pretty fun build but suffered flaws that would not be present in a better produced kit. It suffered from some minor fit issues(especially on the turret compartments) flash and big injection marks. the biggest problem with this kit was the very very flimsy tracks that were included. after a few test fits and the needed weathering/painting they were about falling apart. I had to reinforce them in several spots with staples( thankfully the armor skirts hide that fact)but all said this was a great kit and well worth the very cheap asking price($18.00 us)
Anyways while not my best, i am very happy with the outcome.doing an easy kit like this was just what the doctor ordered to get me back into things.
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KibajiHead Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I like the Challenger Tank, I saw a few when I went to the Barracks in Germany, they're very loud!. I saw some Land Rover Defenders as well, I think they were going out on manouvers or something. It's really good, thanks for faving my Hornet.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
i like alot of the modern British designs myself, very powerful weapons.

your welocme!
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WeasleFire Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Damn straight we have powerful weapons!
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like extra armor plating on that bad ride!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
yea the challenger 2 has some very nice armor. this is one of my fav tanks in my collection.
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plumpener Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Super realistic! Fantastic paintjob!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
thank you, love the Challenger 2 and was happy this one turned out nice
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plumpener Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Photographer
Welcome, it sure did!
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks good :thumbsup:

The track on my Challenger 2 was way bigger than needed, even cut down to the last pre-drilled holes.
The biggest problem I had with my build was with the main gun, it was about 45 degrees to the left of center, I needed to do a lot of cutting and filling.

The Trumpter kits just seem to have so many small parts with sunken ejector-pin marks that you need to fill and file. But they do look good after you get them together. :nod:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
thanks dude!
yea i really enjoyed your challenger, it is super nice. sorry to here about the weird issues, but it doesn't show.

yea i really like trumpeter(great prices too) but they have some weird design flaws and tons of busy work. it is really weird about the injection marks, because most of the time if there were reversed they would be hidden. but in the end they do look great and i guess thats what matters.
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