Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:04 pm

More cupola work with some detail tips 8)
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The cupola ring is not just a ring, here's what I did to make the stock part look more like the original without to much machining
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Use the primer coat to guide your filing.
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The ring has had a bevel turned on the outer edge and some very small fixings added.
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I've added a thin piece of plasticard to the underside of the ring step.
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It's coming on.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:49 pm

More turret progress
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I have only silver soldered the corners of the NBC box, if I detail the unit it will need to be very robust indeed.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Steve Ellis » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:32 pm

We were at the Tank Museum today so took these for you.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:27 pm

Thanks for those Steve I'm using them already.I've had the green light from the boss to detail the NBC pack, so I have already made a start. The tin work was part of a bailey bridge, I do like to repurpose things. 8)
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The tin work may evolve as I go but it's off to a good start.
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I have some elefant road wheels which are just about the right size for the filters, if I can't find anything closer I will turn those down.
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I have a spare fan which seems to fit in there quite nicely and the sound of that will all add to the overall sound that is the Chieftain.
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The inner/back of the NBC box .
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:04 pm

mega build phil, but good input deserves praise, keeps the Forum bubbling, regards simon.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by David Brady » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:51 pm

I second that Phil...great work!

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:23 am

Thanks guys, as builders yourself you know that we love to build these monsters and for most of us it's the closest we will ever get to owning the real thing! Think of the all the like minded people and potential customers that we entertain with our threads, they all keep the hobby so buoyant , and thanks to Armortek for supplying the metal beasts, keep it up guys 8) Amen!
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:23 pm

A !itt!e more done today. 8)
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I didn't realize just how much is going on in that NBC box but I'm getting there!
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Mark Heaps » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:30 pm

The armoured plate on the back of the turret in the NBC box is where the old barrel came out and the new one went in doing a barrel change.
A lot went on in the NBC pack, Scavenge fan and pressure sensor on the inlet side, pressure sensor and pressuring fans on the other side pressuring the vehicle. We were told never to open the NBC pack if the fans were still running as that big armoured door would come flying open.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:53 pm

I did wonder what that dirty great big armoured door was for, thank you Mark! The hinged hatch in the turret roof at the rear left what was under that ?
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Mark Heaps » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:44 pm

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Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:53 pm
I did wonder what that dirty great big armoured door was for, thank you Mark! The hinged hatch in the turret roof at the rear left what was under that ?
The two turret batteries plus the filler tube for the drinking water container were under that one. The metadynes were under the bolted cover rear right.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:23 pm

Thanks again Mark, don't suppose anyone has a photo of the layout under that left hatch ?
More work on the NBC unit.
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I just love getting a package from Armorpax, more on the wipers and a tweak to get them to fit tomorrow.
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Just about done, I now have to wire the fan in and maybe an led to.
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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:36 pm

Hi Phil,

Noticed you have blocked the top of the wiper unit, I made the masters to sit on top of the two raised section on the original kit piece but should work the same on your mods. Drill a small hole to locate the fixed base piece and drill out the end slightly. Wipers should then sit about right to the periscope. The packs contain an extra wiper just in case.

Have to say its one impressive build. Its a while since I have put anything together so looking forward to the summer.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:45 pm

Hi Dave, I was just about to pm you. Those kit blocks would have been the right height but I dressed them down to get them square so I'm short by about 1.5 mm. The plasticard addition brings the blade sockets back up. I am still short of another nine blades for the drives position, the gunners position and the commanders swivel vision block. I will post more on my fitting tomorrow. The detail is awesome mate!
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I can cut the centre section out of the addition of leave as is .
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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:40 pm

Hi Phil,

Problem is all the other blades are different. The MG set will include the single wiper but the drivers ones work the other way and need deeper blade holders. Not sure on the gunners scope as can't find in any of my pics :-(

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