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Challenger 1 Mk 3 build – Part 10:Painting (details)

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  • Commander’s cupola periscopes: Games Workshop “Chainmail” followed by two coats of Tamiya X-25 “Clear Green” [1]
  • Commander’s cupola machine gun: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Commander’s cupola searchlight: Games Workshop “Mithril Silver”
  • Turret smoke grenade dispenser covers: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Dark Rubber” 306
  • Turret periscopes: Games Workshop “Chainmail” followed by two coats of Tamiya X-25 “Clear Green”
  • Turret right storage box cover (sculpting to be detailed later): Vallejo Model Color “Desert Yellow” 70977
  • Turret right storage box 7.62 mm belt ammo box (detailed later): Xtraxcrylix “British Khaki Drab” XA1816
  • Turret identification panel (sculpting to be detailed later): Games Workshop “Blazing Orange”
  • Turret aerial mount (not shown painted in picture): Vallejo Panzer Aces “Dark Rubber” 306
  • Gun muzzle: Tamiya “NATO black” XF-69
  • Gun thermal sleeve: treated with two coats of AK Interactive “Afrika Korps Filter” AK065 to subtly vary the colour compared with the metal barrel.
  • Gun thermal sleeve straps and underneath section: Vallejo Model Color “Khaki” 70988
  • Tyres: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Hull headlights: Games Workshop “Mithril Silver”
  • Hull driver’s periscope:  Games Workshop “Chainmail” followed by two coats of Tamiya X-25 “Clear Green”
  • Hull fire extinguisher system handles: Humbrol “Scarlet Matt” 60
  • Hull rear red light: Humbrol “Bright Red” 19
  • Hull rear red reflector: Humbrol “Scarlet Matt” 60
  • Hull cables: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862
  • Hull tool handles: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” 310, Vallejo Panzer Aces “New Wood” 311
  • Hull tools (spade and pickaxe): Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862
  • Hull tools (crowbar): Vallejo Model Color “Gunmetal Grey” 70863
  • Hull tools (front glacis plate): Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Hull fuel tank straps:  Vallejo Panzer Aces “Canvas” 314
  • Hull fuel tank buckles: Xtraxcrylix “British Khaki Drab” XA1816


1. Modelling the Challenger 1 and 2 MBT and Variants, Graeme Davidson and Pat Johnston, Osprey Publishing, 2006. (link)

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