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Thoughts/comments re: new Chally 2
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC
Hi all

Apologies if I'm a bit behind on the news on this one...received a feed from HLJ this morning & saw RFM are releasing a Chally 2 TES in Feb.
Any modern Brit guys got some thoughts/opinions/comments on the this? Where does this model fit in amongst current Brit armour?

TIA
Shaun
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 11:01 AM UTC
A very welcomed release, looking very cool.. i dont even think uk is using this tank, it's only a demostrator tank.. right me if I'm wrong
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mjstubley
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:14 AM UTC
I can't wait.

I've seen sprue shots with both the Dorchester packs and the standard baz plates so you can build a standard vehicle or Megatron.

If it's anything like their M1 kits, I'll be a very happy bunny
LeoCmdr
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:33 AM UTC

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I've seen sprue shots with both the Dorchester packs and the standard baz plates so you can build a standard vehicle or Megatron.



Can you provide a link to the sprue shots with the standard side skirts?

This site provides a sprue overview but there is no indication of standard side skirts. There is nothing indicated on the RFM site either about a standard build but it would be a wise option for RFM to provide. Hopefully decals will be included for a BATUS Chally 2 if it is an option.

https://www.jumbliesmodels.com/plastic-kits-c3/military-kits-c5/rye-field-model-1-35-british-main-battle-tank-challenger-2-tes-military-model-kit-p15509
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 06:22 AM UTC
Hey All,

It's been some time since I was here. For the last 6-8 months, I have gone over, exclusively, to the dark side (i.e., wingy things), but I did happen upon the Rye Field Chally 2 TES tank, and I think it's FABULOUS! I still have 2 Tamiya Challenger 2 Deserted kits in the stash, and since that kit was the first model I build when i got back into the hobby 10 years ago (and certainly is in need of being replaced), I had planned to build a straight-up Challenger 2, then one with the bar armor on the rear and turret...and now, maybe this new beast. Really cool!
mjstubley
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 10:43 AM UTC
Jason

They were posted on the Modern British Armour SIG on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1799470846856248&set=pcb.2706726819388150&type=3&ifg=1&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARDPyK0U5-66h9FNbz9Re0bn9IjLSmuiZU_9QKsLoYAGB8pdYZ1jp-lMjc_tirC8NXfB1EifLfs970_U

Cheers
LeoCmdr
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 02:16 PM UTC



Thanks...I managed to locate the sprue image in the interim.
Andy120
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC
How about a challenger 1?
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 01:45 PM UTC

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How about a challenger 1?



tamiya does s chally 1 but the rear of the turret is wrong but this can be hidden with an aerial recognition panel
Andy120
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 08:48 PM UTC
Its rather old and has too many inaccuracies/lack of detail.