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by David Battson
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Martin's StuG 3
Replies: 38
Views: 2454

Re: Martin's StuG 3

Hi Martin, superb detailing work especially all those lock washers. From experience, they can be quite difficult to bend tightly against small bolt heads, especially when the bolts are only cosmetic and not screwed firmly in place. As a tip, if you anneal the brass lock tabs before fitting, they wil...
by David Battson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Armortek Chieftain bollards
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Armortek Chieftain bollards

Hello,
Can anyone help, I am looking for 2no. Armortek Chieftain bollards, part no. ES0644. If maybe you bought a set of Steve Winstone’s excellent aftermarket upgrades and now have the original kit pieces going spare, please send me a pm
Many thanks
David
by David Battson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: RC Light Switches
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: RC Light Switches

Hi Adrian, Great idea. I guess the choice of switching options really depends on what lights you want to turn on and off. Mode 1 seems easiest to operate and ideal for a simple tail/side lights first and then tail/side and headlights altogether set up Mode 3 is more tricky to use but also more flexi...
by David Battson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Looking for a gift for yourself or a fellow modeller?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Looking for a gift for yourself or a fellow modeller?

Hi Chris,
Great purchase, spoiling the wife again this Christmas? Just one thing that Stephen didn’t mention is next time someone asks what colour is Dunkelgelb the mantle now rests with you.
Happy painting
David
by David Battson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 196
Views: 29798

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Hi John
Really great job on the chieftain. Lots of innovative solutions to those very tricky details. Looking good.
David
by David Battson
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)
Replies: 175
Views: 10596

Re: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)

Hi Roy, Nice start on your Stug. I’m a great believer in the benefits of a dry fit to help plan ahead and see what needs to be done. Regards the final drive gear, it should really be fixed in some way to the gear case bearings as there is no guarantee that the sprocket taper lock will end up tight t...
by David Battson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid
Replies: 28
Views: 4283

Re: Totem Pole and the Sundance kid

Hi John, Great work on investigating the inner workings of the spiradrive gearbox. Have your efforts made any improvement to the feel and noise of the gears in operation ? My gearboxes are quite noisy with a lot of resonance on overrun. The input pinion either screws it’s self into the crown wheel o...
by David Battson
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tank jacks
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: Tank jacks

Manny, Don't know whats happening in the pictuture but....., Pathers had a fixing on the back of each swing arm and a corresponding threaded hole in the underside of the pannier above it. With the wheel jacked up as in the picture, a special strap was used to tie the swing arm to to the underside of...
by David Battson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 184
Views: 36176

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Simon,
Really superb build, going from strength to strength. The grille mods look great, adds a lot of character.
David
by David Battson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 118923

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil,
Great looking update to the barrel insulation and binding. The rubber bellows/concertina also really look the part - where did you get it from, I've not been able to find anything that comes close ?
Cheers David
by David Battson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detail set
Replies: 63
Views: 5617

Re: Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detail set

Hi Dave
Great work to get this far. Would be a shame if they didn’t make it to production. Please add me to the list.
Cheers David
by David Battson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 296
Views: 38865

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Hi Youngjae, Really enjoying the excellent work on your Chieftain modifications. The three motor idea seems a great way to increase turret traverse speed and torque and the barrel elevation proposals look really robust. It will make a great test bed for any gun stabilisation plans. Do you (or anyone...
by David Battson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 118923

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
Really nice work on the extra details. The rear is definitely looking the part now - superb!
David
by David Battson
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 8274

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Sincerest condolences to you Mark and your family, our thoughts are with you, A real shock and tragedy that someone with such great enthusiasm and vivacity should leave us so soon and especially as a new life with Mark away from Armortek was just unfolding. Whether calling on the phone or meeting in...
by David Battson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 3985

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

Hi Mike, I also wanted a bit more movement out of my Tiger suspension and have done exactly the same as you by swapping the thicker torsion bars to the centre. Also checking that the centre of gravity is in the middle by running the tank over a piece of 2"x2". The final result was an impro...