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by Adrian Harris
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK

"including the Bridgelayer, which is enormous !" With the turning circle of a small battleship, so definitely some route reconnaissance required to avoid getting into tight spots. Happy that the problems of Bovington have been 'bashed out' and she's fully operational again. Thanks for the organisati...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 49
Views: 3329

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

I see you've stocked up with biccies already ;-)

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: counter balance weight size

This overhead shot would appear to show the weight is about 150mm long, if we assume it is 220mm in diameter.

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: counter balance weight size

This is a bit rough and ready, but by taking a picture of the end of Monty's 75mm and adding a line through it, assuming the hole in the end of the barrel is 75mm, the counterweight appears to be about 220mm in diameter.

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by Adrian Harris
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Centurion Bridgelayer
Replies: 71
Views: 26731

Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

So, at the South West Model Show at Bovington, I had some performance issues :shock: :oops: :shock: and wasn't able to get the bridge up to more than half mast (45 degrees). Cue the usual jokes about 'semis' and comments as to where to insert the viagra :lol: :lol: After running through all the elec...
by Adrian Harris
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 998
Views: 105547

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

If memory serves, Stephen White did it for his Panzer III.

Found it:

https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/view ... 70&p=26209

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 998
Views: 105547

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

> they are not interested as they have not reponded. FOA have been having a lot of problems with their internet presence recently, including the whole domain being "parked" for a while as it hadn't been renewed. Loic has posted on Facebook that their email stopped working in July and they are still ...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 998
Views: 105547

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

The Vimoutiers mantlet has no notch that I can see.

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It's also very rounded.

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by Adrian Harris
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Crew
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Chieftain Crew

I was thinking of the timescales relating to the armour, not any particularly long serving crew members ;-)

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by Adrian Harris
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Crew
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Chieftain Crew

Have admit I don't know my rank insugnia etc so is there an osprey or similar book which would cover 60s/70s crew apparel ?

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by Adrian Harris
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: South West Model Show, Bovington, 28 September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: South West Model Show, Bovington, 28 September 2019

I have to say that the banter regarding certain dimensions of Major White was my favourite part of the day :lol: :lol: :lol:

Many thanks to Stephen and Chris for organising another enjoyable day out and let's hope the floor is filled with Chieftains next year.

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by Adrian Harris
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 107
Views: 16099

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

A 'castle' of turrets sounds better to me, but I suppose that might be confusing :lol: :lol:

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by Adrian Harris
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38950

Re: Armorteks next model

Heresy I know, but would the M4A1 actually need to be made from a cast hull :?: All of the cast bits on the M3 kit were machined. And if you did do the Easy 8, the whole of the front of the upper hull and the hatches are cast. I'm not suggesting you take a 200kg billet and machine a cast hull from i...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 3224

Re: Chieftain Stuff

> Still not sure where the master for this is :-(

Have you checked your chess board ?

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