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TAMIYA 1/35 Challenger 2 (Desertised)

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  • Member since
    February 2022
  • From: Adelaide
TAMIYA 1/35 Challenger 2 (Desertised)
Posted by BattleTweety on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 4:39 AM

Hi all,

my first post here, although I have been lurking for many many years. I typically build aircraft and ships, but in 2022 I had a new energy to build tanks so I've recently started doing 1/35 Armor kits and thought it worth sharing here one of my latest.

This Tamiya kit was very crisp and all excellent part fits. Made for an enjoyable build.
I gave weathering a serious crack and I found the more I did, the more I saw that needed doing. I think I could keep going for another week on weathering which would send me insane. Anyway still learning but happy with progress so far.

I used Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow and Tamiya XF-88 Dark Yellow 2 for the overall coat. I'm using AK Streaking grime for some of the weathering and Tamiya XF24 Dark Grey for the paint chipping.



On the neverending quest for the perfectly built model kit.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 7:02 PM

Oh wow, love the paint chipped off on the edge of the skirt and the turret. And the faded discoloured paint and the fabric texture to the lower skirts. All she needs is a little sand on the tracks and lower hull and skirts and she's done- great job! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 4:08 AM

I like that, came out really well. I am glad you stopped tehre with the weathering, any more would have been over doing it. One pointer with the chipping though. The same solour was painted over the green and black temperate scheme, so thats what would show though any chips in the sand paint.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so


On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 8:22 AM

Well done BT!  I think that you did a fantastic job on your first armor model.  Construction,painting, & weathering all turned out well.



  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:50 AM

Looks great,I have had one of these in my stash for over a decade,your making me want to mine in queue.


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