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Chieftain Stuff

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Post by Ray Brown » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:23 am

we used the BV's in our MRVs. They were M113's with the scorpion turrets. good work Dave. if armortek do 113's i'll get a bv.

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Post by John Clarke » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:48 am

The BV looks so good it could stand alone on a nice Mahogany plinth.
Open or closed.
A gentle reminder of good (and not so good) times gone by.
We used to build iconic items and models from the power station.
They would combine personnel memory's and a general feeling of belonging as a leaving or celebration gift.
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Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:06 am

Hi Dave,
The BV lead looks perfect with those yellow sleeves.
For others who did not crew, yes, the BV was mounted in the turret and only required a lot shorter lead. It was that length so that crews could put it out on the turret roof when in harbour positions, and then put on the commanders cupola so you could get the mugs under the tap.
BV up on top whenever the tank was static would be quite realistic.
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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:55 pm

Hi All,

Reasonably happy with how the flexi mounts are now casting. Still very slow setting compared to our normal resins and tear if I try and demould too quickly. That aside I think they will be available for sale very soon.

Just need to confirm before I make the parts that the Clansman should be the earlier type horizontal wing nut aerial retainer like Larkspur rather than the later self locking one on the Mk6 (shown)?

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Post by Stephen White » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:14 pm

Correct, Dave, horizontal wing nut is correct. All looking great. On the Larkspur ancillaries, will you still be able to do the headsets as well as the breastplates and mics? Stephen

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:24 pm

Hi Stephen,

Yes should be able to. Might need to add a bit of your webbing but can still do the main components.

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi All,

I have now got the Bone Dome shell to the shape I want and am ready to start detailing it. Top made for the Mk2 Clansman mount also.

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:27 pm

Hi All,

Not far off finishing the "Bone Dome". A little more work and it will be ready for priming and then moulding. The Ear Cups will be seperate and I've done the lining so they slide on with the head, seems to work and just enough tension to hold everything in place. I've added some interior detail so they can be used off the head too.

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Post by Stephen White » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm

Dave, that's outstanding, truly lifelike. Worth all the effort you've put into it. The Larkspur antenna fittings are in the post to you. All the best. Stephen

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:14 pm

Hi All,

First test castings of the Bone Dome. Also found the feul cap masters but not sure there will be much demand for these as the kit ones looked pretty good.

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Post by Kevin Hunter » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:39 am

Dave, fabulous work.

I'm a non server but several years ago a wise ass relative bought me a "surplus" bone dome for Christmas, tongue in cheek to go with me driving Armortek tanks. Anyway - with the real thing to hand, I can honestly say that your reproduction is pretty darned good. Well done.

Is it just me or does that Stephen White figure look very sinister...……… reminds me of Captain Black and the Mysterons….. (no offence Stephen).

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Post by Stephen White » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:50 am

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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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Thank you Stephen.

Hi All,

I am going to try and get the BCF bracket finished this week then onto the Gun mount. Decided today to modify one of our British Tanker busts to something more modern. Suitable as a Driver for those who don't want to chop a perfectly good figure to bits.

For those that may want to know I dip the end of the Bone Dome chinstrap parts in a shot glass of boiling water just before I fit the head. This softens them enough to bend wherever I want them to sit

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Post by Stephen White » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 pm

Brilliant Dave, Trooper "Genghiz" McCann to a tee. A very fine driver in 4RTR who invented that Scottish delicacy, curried porridge.

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Post by John Clarke » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:05 pm

Stephen White wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Brilliant Dave, Trooper "Genghiz" McCann to a tee. A very fine driver in 4RTR who invented that Scottish delicacy, curried porridge.
I haven't felt very well all weekend, the thought of "curried porridge" did not help matters....Excuse me while I return to gods telephone. :mrgreen:
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