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by Richard Goodwin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Gents, thank you for your likes and generous comments. When i do eventually finish the box, there will not be one part of it that hasn't been changed or replaced in one form or another; more work than I expected to have to do I must admit. :roll: John, ET is leaving this week so no need to phone hom...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Sigh of relief on that one John :twisted: Following a special request from JC, time for an exhaust box update :lol: All the main cuts to the basic box have now been made; time to start adding the detail and putting it all together!! I can just hear JC now......about bl**dy time :lol: 40 10BA bolts w...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on

Mark - i have a FrSky Taranis and when I tested all the electronics on the bench, I don't recall any issues with motors turning on power on apart from if the controls weren't set in the zero'd position. I must admit though, I'm not using the Armortek sound or smoke modules; am using alternatives!
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Today's post is all about affixing the tyres to the various wheels. There are 36 wheels in total which have rubber tyres affixed; 24 road wheels and 12 return roller wheels. The method i used to affix the tyres is the same for both wheel types so I'll just show how I did the return rollers. Now befo...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Ok so lets get these pesky idler blocks out the way. In case you've forgotten, here's the assembly diagram again.... DSCF0845.JPG First of all, the two halves were bolted together with the recommended hex heads and filed to remove machine marks and to match the halves together..... matching halves.j...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

John.....if it was anything other than a Berlin Camo paint job, I'd agree with you......but this paint job will put a line down the middle at the front which i'm hoping will provide enough emphasis! Fingers crossed :twisted:
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I know that I was due to finish off the idler bolcks but something else caught my eye over the weekend! Having filed my casting lugs down to fit into the lower hull then ground the sides down of the casting to match the hull sides, things were proceeding nicely. A trial fit of the mudguards showed a...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 296
Views: 34687

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Great effort YoungJae, well done. I would agree with the comment made by Vince about having more comments though; nothing worse when going through code and trying to fathom out why you did it that way! I found that comments almost at every step, would allow me to go to the correct area every time an...
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove
Replies: 47
Views: 1622

Re: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove

Judging by the pictures in Richard's thread, I would have said 1.6mm. However, he used 1.4mm but used nuts instead of hex heads. Adrian. A little late replying to this; I found that the costs associated with hex heads was extortionate to say the least and it was far cheaper to do a little work and ...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I went to purchase the above paints online and it appears that 71.253 is no longer available! A quick recalculation and we have an alternative....
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which is available! The delta has increased but only to 0.4 :D
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove
Replies: 47
Views: 1622

Re: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove

Nice to have you onboard Andy.

Try opening it up in Paint and see what it looks like; you can rotate it in that app if needs be as well as resize it to reduce its overall size. I normally reduce mine down to 25% of the original and that brings the picture down from Mbits to kBits.
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So after reading the excellent knowledge base article written by Stephen White, I decided to experiment and do my own mixing with the iModelKit App. Apart from the full white, Stephen has kindly identified the other Urban Camo colours as BS499 (Service Brown) and BS632 (Dark Admiralty Grey) from the...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 90
Views: 9618

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Nice layout Mark; everything nice and accessible!
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

All you've proved is that photos and printed sources are not reliable guides to colour.. Spot on Stephen which was what I was trying to demonstrate; admittedly, the last sentence was a little tongue in cheek :D The only things you can use on the pictures are the details and the positioning of the v...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17844

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I know I was going to be doing the idler blocks but decided to deviate to look at colours and in particular, urban camo colours of the Berlin Brigade. There are plenty of pics out showing Chieftains dressed in there urban camo; the problem is, can you use pictures to determine what colours you shoul...