well I finally got around to putting that nice trumpeter Challenger 2 MTB kit together. What a beautiful kit, my friend game me a hand painting the black base coat before assembly but my gluing ruined some of his work and in the end I had to redo the base coat... anyway onto the stories you love so much.
Oronegro is much famed for her arms building, 20% of the population (25,300,000 people total) work directly in the production and testing of arms in Oronegro. Tanks of coarse are a huge export and as such so too do they become easily available to the Oronegrean army. the newest and best tank available in the Challenger 2 O2 which is basically a challenger 2 tank given the most advanced armour and technology Oronegro produces (so pretty all the best stuff around). AND an advanced Hydrogen fuel cell!!!!!!!!!!!!! allowing the tank to travel at at least 80km/h with a range of about 700km. there is also a back up V-6 diesel engine that can propel the tank at 15 km/h with a range of only 100 km. drums on the back also contain diesel for emergencies should the hydrogen engine cut out. This tank is a match for nearly all other tanks in the globe, it was planned for British service and a "prototype" (a copy made in the UK) was made in 2020. The tank entered Oronegrean service in 2016 and by 2020 there were 135 in service by 2020.
|BLACK AS NIGHT well apart from some white reactive armour, this tank is coloured to intimidate|
|well not that a tank is not intimidating anyway but the colour does add to its terror factor|
|on top are the aerials, which I made from some copper wire, also the advanced imaging systems, infrared for the gun and other systems with blue screens|
|there on the mud guard is the Oronegrean flag :-)|
|nice and dusty, not much mud because the black tanks are normally used in cities or at night, most Oronegrean tanks have camouflage|
|the red fuel tanks full of diesel for the back up engine|
|the reactive armour on the side is painted white to act as a target, which means that the untrained rebel will aim for the best defences|
|top view, showing the tank in all its dark glory and the grey marks from the tank tracks|
|Of coarse no photo shoot of a tank would be complete without views with the turret aimed sideways|
|you can just about see the blue periscope for the driver|
|one of my favourite shots|
the crashed helicopter, its made from a little cheap die-cast which my friend picked up at the side of the road while we were walking the dog! so a free little bit of terrain, all it needed was a bit of paint and paper to make this run-over toy into a nice little bit of scenery. I did Wonder if it was big enough but it fits in well, and it lends itself to some scenarios such as saving some news crew who were in a helicopter that was blown up or perhaps the helicopter contains some very important documents that must not fall into rebel hands or the other way around.
|some rebels use the helicopter as cover in another firefight in the city|
|the smoke and flames are made from kitchen towel with a bit of super glue and PVA to get them into shape|
|this view reveals the old run over toy that this scene was made from|
|hmm I don't think that its going to fly anytime soon|
greetings to mk_Ozkir from Linen and wood, miniafv and plastic soldier he is also from turkey so another follower from that transcontinental country.