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Armor/AFV: Braille Scale
1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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Chally 2 TES 2008
r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 04:43 AM UTC
Trying my luck here.



Base kit


WIP's Attempt at simulating the barracuda netting at this scale.




hedorah59
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 05:48 AM UTC
Looks good - I think once you get paint on it that barricuda netting will be fine.
Wanze
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 08:26 PM UTC
As I said before Val, the barracuda netting looks convincing enough in 1/72. It's nice that you have some nice references for this build.

Hope to see more in-prog pics!
r2d2
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 02:11 AM UTC
Thanks Bis, Kirk!

A small update:









r2d2
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 12:20 PM UTC
Working my way to some details and correcting the chassis armours.

Front Chobham.



Side armour.



Correct mounting, the kit's original mount sits to low.


Grab handles:


Looking a little bit like a Chally 08 TES now.
Grillmaster
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 10:24 PM UTC
Way cool! Ill definitely be watching this build! I just love the look of these upgraded MBTs!

Looking good so far!
r2d2
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 10:48 AM UTC
UPDATES:














Thanks for looking!



arkhunter
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 10:59 AM UTC
Looks great!

Take care,
Austin
r2d2
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 11:36 PM UTC

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Looks great!

Take care,
Austin



Thanks Austin!

Some updates:















With my Leo 2 A5 KWS








Thanks for viewing!
Sudzonic
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 05:18 AM UTC
WOW fantastic work Val well done.

tread_geek
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 06:37 AM UTC
Val, you are doing a superb job on the Challenger. All that extra attention to detail should make this build into quite something. I have always shied away from this kit as the thought of the bar armour is intimidating. I'll be watching your progress with much interest. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Jan

P.S. - Why not join the rest of the small scale builders in the Braille Battlefield Campaign. I am certain that you would stir up quite a bit of interest there. Note: this is a shameless plug for the campaign.
r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 11:10 AM UTC
Thanks Jan, I will enter this.
Korpse
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 11:30 AM UTC
Hi r2d2

you have a nice looking model underway, thanks for taking the time to do all the detailed photos and sharing the updates, they are great to look at

cheers
Neil
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 03:38 AM UTC

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Hi r2d2

you have a nice looking model underway, thanks for taking the time to do all the detailed photos and sharing the updates, they are great to look at

cheers
Neil



Thanks Neil!

Work is slow.......updates....

Detail added to the side armours....


Enforcer RWS.... almost done with this minus the GPMG.






















Braille
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 08:57 AM UTC
Val,

Interesting and very well executed scratch building! Keep up the good work it's coming along so nice and well detailed. I'll keep dropping by to check out your project.

-Eddy
chrisj
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 01:51 AM UTC
Nice model
r2d2
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:49 AM UTC
Thanks Chris, Eddy!
r2d2
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:20 AM UTC
UPDATES:

GPMG before re-work.


Barrels replaced by micro brass tube 0.05mm and 0.04 mm respectively. Size comparison with a toothpick.


Mods made for mounting on the Enforcer RWS. Note the sight replaced.


Mounted on RWS...



Note the tiny barrel opening.
erhntly
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:05 PM UTC
I say again,

You are crazy..

Continued ...
SchoeniR6
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:15 AM UTC
Hi

A wonderful Build since now.
The model looks very nice. I like your scratch.
Are ther some aftermarket parts on the tank or is all you build scratch?
Where you get the micro wire 0,04 - 0,05?

I hope we can see a lot of pics soon.

Cheers

Daniel
r2d2
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 06:18 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi

A wonderful Build since now.
The model looks very nice. I like your scratch.
Are ther some aftermarket parts on the tank or is all you build scratch?
Where you get the micro wire 0,04 - 0,05?

I hope we can see a lot of pics soon.

Cheers

Daniel



Thanks Daniel! This is a total scratchbuild conversion. No after market as there is none in this scale as far as I know. I have the Cromwell 1/35th conversion though and using it as a rough guide. The micro tubes can be found in your local hobby shops. I'm using Albion Alloys.

Some updates... I have posted this also in the Braille campaign.
Finished the running gears... this is prior to closure of the side chobham.


Deatils added to the side armours....Handles, stepping bar, etc..


Cut the flimsy cables that came with the kit.

Re-worked the tow cables and mounting (front/back)



The rear bar armour mount. This had to be built from scratch, this is absent in the kit. You also have to lenghten the side skirt in order to mount his correclty.



Overall progress...The lower hull is almost done.





The Enforcer RWS with the feeding chute installed.



Size comparison...



r2d2
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2011 - 09:29 AM UTC
UPDATES:
Finished laying down the Barracuda netting on the lower hull.









drew_youngman
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2011 - 07:28 PM UTC
Val, that is very impressive scratch-building you got going on...looking forward to more!!!!
Drew
r2d2
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 07:50 AM UTC

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Val, that is very impressive scratch-building you got going on...looking forward to more!!!!
Drew



Thanks Drew! Its a bit tight up doing braille but it gives me a very good rush detailing this little critter! More to come.....
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 11:42 AM UTC
AWESOME BUILD ! Just a quick question, since this is 1/72 scale, what are you using for netting ? It looks fantastic.