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by Stephen White
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 28
Views: 6018

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Looks like you're enjoying this one Simon, mojo back in action. Thanks for posting. Very enjoyable to read. Stephen
by Stephen White
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 100
Views: 16650

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Good morning John. The driver's access door is mounted on a spring loaded column which raises it when the two retaining catches are released. These extracts from the User Handbook and ISPL describe the setup. Screenshot 2019-11-28 at 09.25.29.jpg Screenshot 2019-11-28 at 09.25.18.jpg IMG_5544.jpg Dr...
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 327
Views: 39892

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Chieftain Mk11 19.jpg
Just had another look at this one Phil. There are some very non-standard fittings on the glacis and I don't recall those lifting shackles being fitted in service. The bollards on the other hand were a vital bits of kit. How else would you mount your charger with dignity?
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 327
Views: 39892

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Good work Phil, progress. Sometimes a small detail just doesn't look right and a case in point is the wading rail around the driver's hatch. The Takom kit has it right, whereas the Armortek layout is too smooth a curve. There should be a distinct kink either side, to the rear of which the rail is st...
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 165
Views: 27522

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

by Stephen White
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 165
Views: 27522

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

One of the secrets of scale modelling is to focus on the bits of a vehicle which give it its character. On Chieftain, the nose is one such area. DJI_0031 copy.jpg The intersection between the toe plate and the glacis casting is iconic. There is a very pronounced shape resembling the bow of a ship. I...
by Stephen White
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 327
Views: 39892

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Good progress Phil, cracking on. I guess you'll only put LEDs in the two outer lights? You wouldn't see anything with the naked eye with the IR lights, not that we ever used them, at least not with IR goggles. When the driver's image intensifier sights came in, some drivers used the IR lights but th...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 327
Views: 39892

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Richard, delighted to help. I've sent you some pics by email. All the best. Stephen
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 94
Views: 9232

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Brilliant Dave, Trooper "Genghiz" McCann to a tee. A very fine driver in 4RTR who invented that Scottish delicacy, curried porridge.
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1066
Views: 123233

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Vince, great model, I've very much enjoyed your build thread. If I may offer a view, it would be a pity to short change your model by not using an airbrush! It's a skill, admittedly, but not one that millions haven't mastered without too much pain. A bit of practice on paper or on a plastic model an...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 327
Views: 39892

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, as Steve says, it's fine as is. The turret and some areas of the hull had an anti-slip applied after casting. There is a drawing listed to define the areas on which the paint was applied but I don't sadly have a copy. This shows it was factory applied, to a standard pattern. I did a post on it...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Cambrai

Frank

Vielen Dank für das Posten. Es bedeutet so viel. Der Akt der Erinnerung ist für alle.

Thank you Frank for posting these memorable pictures. The act of Remembrance is for all who suffered from conflict.

We will remember them. Wir werden uns an Sie erinnern.
by Stephen White
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 94
Views: 9232

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Sinister - I'll take that as a compliment Kevin. Better than barking.

Dave, the antenna parts, this time with the correct measurements! In the post.


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by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 165
Views: 27522

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

The toe plate to glacis casting weld: IMG_8427 copy.jpg IMG_8648 copy.jpg Phil, as I made clear above, the embossed numbers found throughout the vehicle refer to the Design Authority production drawings for Chieftain. These bear no relation to the ERM of the specific vehicle, other than the drawing ...
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 165
Views: 27522

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Phil, the embossed characters refer to the drawing number in the style FV******. I’ll dig out a photo of the weld but I can tell you offhand that it measures 44mm across, ie 7mm in one sixth.