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Dragon 1/72 Challenger 2

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 2:43 PM

Looks very nice, look forward to the main paint goign on.

Always liked these tanks, great bit of kit. Just what you want on your side in Basra, a bit of 120 HESH does wounders.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 8:31 PM

Bish

Looks very nice, look forward to the main paint goign on.

Always liked these tanks, great bit of kit. Just what you want on your side in Basra, a bit of 120 HESH does wounders.

 

Thanks Bish. I can only imagine how a 120mm HESH can help with attitude adjustment for the bad guys...

 

So no major update for today- just a simple airbrush session to complete the black basing...

 

 

 

 

 

Real painting will begin tomorrow....

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 06, 2018 1:45 PM

I let my inner maddog out... yup, our own Duke Maddog turned me on to Silly Putty as a masking agent. This little guy used one whole “egg” to mask up. I guess that I need another or two...

 

 

and on the suggestion of Bish, I went with Tamiya NATO Green. Seeing how he is a British Army veteran, I’ll take his advice....

 

 

I’ll get more photos up after the masking is removed...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 06, 2018 10:51 PM

So here is my Chally 2 with the masking off....

 

 

 

 

 

Up next, final touches...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 07, 2018 2:03 AM

Now that looks the buisness, very nice. Camo has come out really well.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, December 07, 2018 8:58 AM
Beautiful work so far Stik

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 07, 2018 3:32 PM

Bish and Tojo, thank you. It’s nice to have the end of the road in sight here...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 07, 2018 9:52 PM

Today’s update- drybrushing and detail painting with enamels...

 

 

 

 

 

tomorrow I ought to be able to finish this up....

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 08, 2018 12:45 AM

Real nice, that last stage has really brought out that green, it looks just right. The amber light on top, is that a clear piece or solid?

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 08, 2018 9:12 AM

Thanks Bish. I need to work on my black basing. I thinned the green to 50% here, but it still seems a bit too much in the photos. It does show a bit better in person. So the dry brushing really helped. The whoopie light is a solid piece. I painted that with Testors gloss orange. I’ll put a clear coat of Tamiya clear yellow over that today, and some clear red over the vision ports blue base color. Hopefully that will give the look of the anti laser coating.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 08, 2018 12:44 PM

I still can't get the hang on black bashing. The light has come out really well, could have sworn that was a clear piece.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 08, 2018 2:25 PM

Bish

I still can't get the hang on black bashing. The light has come out really well, could have sworn that was a clear piece.

 

You and me both on the black basing technique. One of these days I’ll get it right.

As far as the light goes, that’s just the photo. In person it looked solid orange. Although now it looks better with a coat of clear yellow over that.

Im all done with this project now, just letting the final paint work dry before I do photos.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 08, 2018 2:31 PM

Look forward to the final result.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 08, 2018 3:09 PM

Ok, I’m calling this one done. I have a base in the works for it, but that will be a few more days down the road as I go back to work tomorrow. Anyways here is how she looks for now...

 

 

 

I’ll get a proper completed photo batch up when I can... Off to AMPS in a bit here...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 08, 2018 3:18 PM

Spot on Stik, really well done. Curious tehre are no markings though, did the kit not have decals.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 08, 2018 3:39 PM

Thanks Bish.

No on the decals, no markings of any sort included. Seeing how I got the kit for free to participate in our club’s online group build, I won’t complain one bit about that. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 08, 2018 4:08 PM

No, deffinetly not somthing to complain about.

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