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by John Clarke
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 33439

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Thanks for the tip on the suspension units Phil. Will you be leaving the rear deck loose for access to the drive motors gearboxes or is it possible to mount them with the rear end buttoned up. I've got hold of some 8mm half nut nyloc's, which work well with the suspension units and should be useful ...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 33439

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Wish I was as far forward as yourself, I look forward to having the hull on it's tracks, then the fun really starts. Trying new stuff is part and parcel of the hobby and your a master of it. :mrgreen: I put one suspension unit together the other night not realizing the spring unit falls out unless t...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 33439

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

It's a difficult call on the nut, I'm not making any changes to the suspension, support or drive systems. Armortek have far more knowledge than I'll ever have. It might be possible to hide the nut with a small cowling cover, recessing just weakens the block, It depends how far you need to go. When y...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Eloquently put as always Stephen.

I'll stick at being the Party Pooper.

I'm guessing there were "optional extra's" on most vehicles in service.
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Actually, I was pointing to the direction of the position of the Main Gun Clasp locking mech.

Just when I thought I knew it all. :oops:

Back to the drawing board.

Nope!

That's probably a bunch hokum too :?
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 91
Views: 9661

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

I wish I could paint so fast and so straight. 8)

Please tell me how you do it? :mrgreen:
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 33439

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Looks Great Phil 8) I prefer the threads showing on the track tensioner's and flush fit bolt nut. Can I ask if your going to add support to the rear hull deck when you remove the "Tee section". I had considered doing this myself for better access, but as there is little support for the turret at the...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

There are so many bits and bob's to clean and prep on the suspension and road wheel assemblies, even keeping it pretty standard the parts are mounting up in the painting area. (A box on the lift table). So for a bit of light relief I thought I'd go though the Chieftain picture library on the PC. Fin...
by John Clarke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 151
Views: 24409

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Sorry,

But that's got to be " A Bridge too Far" :lol:

Great atmospheric pictures
by John Clarke
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 73
Views: 9738

Re: Mick's Grant

Hi Mick
I ll have a word with Stuart Faulkner as I know he has a Sound package and you can compare notes.
Glad to hear you've ok with the drive control.
by John Clarke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 151
Views: 24409

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Super picture Stephen. 8)
Most of the greatest victories on the battlefield have depended on terrain, usually of the victors choosing.

(Never give a sucker an even break).
by John Clarke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

No problems Andy. The parts are stacking up, firstly having to give them a good wash and rinse. Perfect time to give the wheels a scouring to take the glaze off the rim faces with some fine wet and dry. I find an old powered tooth brush helps to get into clean the nooks and crannies of the castings ...
by John Clarke
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 261
Views: 33439

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

What a wonderful job you've made of the rear end exhaust box, the extra fasteners really set it off.

I have had my reservations on the telephone coms box for being some what "loose", but the extra face and back plate set it off quite nicely.

For me, Jury's still out on the tracks. :D
by John Clarke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

It should be a fun and congenial hobby, ever body should remember that ......or else :twisted:

Sorry Andy, what about the hunks of beauty. :lol:

Can't wait for the days of graft getting those letters right :cry:
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by John Clarke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

With all the finesse of a wood worker (I've got a wood work O level), chiseling away, I've knocked out 14 hub caps. I changed the cone angle slightly to 45' to keep the straight portion visually correct (to me). Original pictures make it difficult, especially from different angles, every time I look...