Review of the Tamiya Challenger 2 model tank desertised
This was my second model and a birthday present from my mother. I love this Tamiya model, because when I look at it, it looks so realistic and provokes the memory of seeing it on the move on the news.
It was great fun to build and I have not got anything bad to say about it, even the tracks went on with out having to staple them together, and I love the rear, as the reserve fuel tanks and the copper reel tow cable came out really well.
I air brushed this model in June 2008. It is a desertised paint scheme, which was the only scheme it could be done in. The instructions said to use TS-46. TS is the code for the Tamiya aerosol spray cans, which are no longer made, so I used Tamiya desert yellow (XF-59) on the hull & turret and red brown (XF-64) for the tracks.
I used Revell 752 for the sights and Revell 31 & 30 for the lights. I also used Humbrol acrylic 61 for the commander’s skin, enamel 33 (black) for the MG, muzzle, smoke grenade launchers, rubber pads on the tracks and head sets & enamel 11 for the towropes and muzzle.