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by Stephen White
Sat May 02, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Fitting & Filing....
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Fitting & Filing....

Best advice I’ve seen on this Forum for a long while, there speaks experience and knowledge.
by Stephen White
Fri May 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Ah, the Sterling. You'd cause more damage by throwing it at the enemy. If you were taking a range detail, there were things to watch out for, including making sure no-one held the gun with their finger over the muzzle - yes people were known to shoot the top off a finger - that you didn't speak to a...
by Stephen White
Fri May 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

A question for Stephen, what was the clansman radio hand set like, was it the black one piece like a trim phone? No, that was only used with manpacks and a version with terminals was used as a remote for use in dismounted OPs. Crewmen used the Staff User Headset with integrated boom mic, with or wi...
by Stephen White
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Steve,s Chieftain #46
Replies: 43
Views: 3334

Re: Steve,s Chieftain #46

Steve, these might help:

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by Stephen White
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

No, that’s the whole unit complete. The two middle photos show the rubber screen which you could pull over the inboard lens. Improbable though this may sound, they were designed to allow the crew to protect themselves from the flash of a (friendly) nuclear detonation. You might consider that the cre...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Gentlemen Phil's bottom picture is the gunner's IR sight, Sight, Periscopic IR L1A1, not appropriate for the cupola. The episcopes are also of an old pattern (Periscope No 41, Mk1) and to be compatible with Dave D's add-ons, you'd need the ones with the sloping head, Periscope No 43 Mk3: 9e64e474-3b...
by Stephen White
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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by Stephen White
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: ANZAC Day
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: ANZAC Day

Ray and all our Aussie members, We Will Remember Them. I shared greetings last night with David Hay, Bruce Cameron and Rip Riley and at dawn this morning made my own remembrance. Good to see 2 Cav, despite Trooper Courage going AWOL. I spent some happy times with the Regiment in Holdsworthy just aft...
by Stephen White
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, I have to say you've done a stunning job. It goes to show that something doesn't have to be totally accurate to be very realistic. Your turret interior has the right atmosphere for me and I lived in the b.....y thing for years. Yes, you can spot things that "aren't quite right" but I don't thi...
by Stephen White
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

You live and learn. I always thought they were referred to as "wet" stowage because that's where you stowed your wets, ie drinks. They certainly kept beer cool. "Herforder, tank, on, loaded, fire, firing now......."
by Stephen White
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1224
Views: 88794

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

There were three charge bins mounted on the hull engine firewall at the back of the turret with six, five and six charge bins respectively. The usual stowage was to use the front rows (ie those nearest the breech) for Fin (one bag charge per bin) and the rear row for HESH/Smoke (two bag charges per ...
by Stephen White
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 206
Views: 27497

Re: Tiger build

Seconded. Some very accomplished machining skills. Great to see an inspiring Tiger build.
by Stephen White
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Varnish/Laguer
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Varnish/Laguer

Purity Seal
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Varnish/Laguer
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Varnish/Laguer

Allan You don’t really need a varnish unless you want to create a protective layer over the base coat in order to apply weathering. I use a water based acrylic varnish in rattle cans. I would have recommended the one from Games Workshop which used to be called Purity Seal or now Munitorum Varnish (w...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: historical fake
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: historical fake

These might help:

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