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by Richard Goodwin
Mon May 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20190

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Looks like another potential candidate for the router :D :D Nice work John.
by Richard Goodwin
Mon May 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

ok so cutting the exhaust holes with the router is up next, Now the problem here is two fold. The first is I don't have the ability to get an accurate centre which is critical given the proximity to the edge and secondly, any drill is likely to go off centre because of the resin being softer than th...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Thanks John :) Looks like i've got the same 10BA bolts as you btw :?
by Richard Goodwin
Sun May 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Time for an update on the exhaust vent. This is the actual vent.... E7.jpg and this is the supplied item.... DSCF1022.JPG I want to try and make this look more like the original; there's nothing wrong with whats supplied, it conveys what it is but I want to change it for what I hope, is for the bett...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri May 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20190

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

What a result!! Looking good
by Richard Goodwin
Wed May 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Just thought I'd add some further comments regarding Grills 4 to 10; you may not need to cut the notch in the slats going down onto a screw head for these grills but you will more than likely have to reduce thier length so they fit in the tray when the sides are installed. I won't be gluing these sl...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun May 03, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Whilst waiting for the replacement capacitor to arrive, the exhaust box has taken a back seat for awhile and I've turned my attentions to the engine vents on the rear deck. Tricky little buggers these so you will need a method to assemble otherwise, you'll be there for days trying just to put them t...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri May 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 62
Views: 6496

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Got nowhere near that yet so can't help I'm afraid but it looks very impressive. Congrats. Are you going to motorise it?
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20190

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Nice work John Your almost encouraging me to take it on..........but not quite :lol: :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Off the build of my Chief, Dave Dibbs is now taking orders for the Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detailing set. If you want one, see the link below and post a message. The cost will driven down, if more people buy it!!

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8123
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I have cleaned it all out ready for the new part. I won't try and start it just in case its not only noise suppression; would rather wait. i do have a couple of Trend T5s with collet adaptors but they would be difficult to manage with this type of work and have nowhere near the fine adjustment that ...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Many thanks for looking Vince. I found that site earlier; found another where its £6 + vat. The problem is whether they are open or not since all the shops here are in lockdown. Hopefully, a couple of phone calls tomorrow and I'll find out!

VMT again for looking.
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20190

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Cheeky bugger :shock: :shock: Assuming your side plates are machined to the same dimensions as mine, 7mm from the back of the top plate would get you around 85 degrees. If I remember correctly, 10.5mm will get you around 83 degrees. Nice job btw, very brave to take a grinder to a finished item :lol:...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Routing operations resumed today starting with the exhaust box vent and the removal of the partitions within the slot. Unfortunately, after a couple of passes, the router decided she had had enough of lockdown and threw a wobbly.....with a flash and a pop, her suppression capacitor lost her top........
by Richard Goodwin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13909

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Vince Cutajar wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Great result.

Vince
I got lucky Vince..... :lol: :lol: