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by David Battson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 940
Views: 97088

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince, For info, this is what I have done on my Tiger At the front edge of the turret I cut slots into the two kit supplied brackets. These engage with two flanged pins that are screwed to the underside of the roof. Turret fron roof fixing.JPG At the rear I added a wedge shaped block which is fla...
by David Battson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 29
Views: 3503

Re: New electronics in August

Hi Kian, Very well done with this new product, looking forward to using the more powerful and smaller electrical systems. One question though, please can you confirm whether or not the new Audio Module supports the older 'quick back/slow return' recoil servo systems ? If so, is it going to be the ea...
by David Battson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 329
Views: 22114

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Hi Phil, Your tiger build is looking very good. Regarding the mantlet clearance problem(s) between drivers hatch and also turret wrap, I had similar issues with my late Tiger, although the gap from back of mantlet to turret wrap was a little less than on your kit. Mantlet overhang.PNG To address the...
by David Battson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: WSRA Vintage Fayre and Steam Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: WSRA Vintage Fayre and Steam Rally

Adrian, Many thanks for posting and of course top marks to Denny for arranging attendance at another really great event. Plenty of variety of exhibits to see and stalls selling everything from toys to tractor parts and most importantly a good cup of tea to accompany some superb sponge cake - Denny p...
by David Battson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 329
Views: 22114

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Hi Phil,
Tiger build coming together nicely. The finish on the Zim pattern looks good, but will the profile on the rear be OK when the tank is the right way up - shouldn't the overhang be at the bottom of each indent rather like a tiled roof ?
David
by David Battson
Tue May 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 74
Views: 8296

Re: Chieftain info and banter

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Could be it was for something like this mine plough control box.
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by David Battson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: chieftain bin caches
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: chieftain bin caches

Hi Steve,
A set of catches for me please (email sent previously).
Best Regards
David
by David Battson
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 940
Views: 97088

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Vince, The Armortek top link holders are very robust and grip the track link well and your improvement to the lower pin is good as it helps keep the link upright when the top clip lifts off. However I suspect that any to scale prototypical design will work it's self loose over time and rough terrain...
by David Battson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Barrel Sleeve
Replies: 18
Views: 2765

Re: Barrel Sleeve

Hi Adrian, A proper profiled counter sink is really only needed if the screw was going to take any load. By far the easiest solution for small detail parts like this is to use a normal drill the same diameter as the screw head. If you have a pillar drill with a depth stop, then just lower the drill ...
by David Battson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Turret Bearing Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Turret Bearing Upgrade

Steve,
Well done for working this all out. It's really good to know that this conversion can be achieved without the need for major surgery to the original tank parts.
David
by David Battson
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Elefant at Bovington
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Elefant at Bovington

Hi Phil,
I can't say where it will be in another 43 years, but If you get a chance to go back again sooner, the 251 has moved out of the main museum for the moment and was last seen tucked away in the Vehicle Conservation Centre, opposite end to the viewing gallery.
David
by David Battson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4712

Re: Comet Build

Hull side armour plates at the rear - The only other place where the side plates are normally exposed is where they extend out from the rear of the hull to form mounting points for the final drive housings. As elsewhere, these are backed up by additional plates, this time 14mm thick. These ‘quadrant...
by David Battson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4712

Re: Comet Build

Hi Adrian, Thank you for the comment. The top of glacis plate profile is as per the kit which is a pretty good representation of the real thing. The top of roof level is unchanged, in the before and after overhead photos, it remains flush with the top of the hinge posts which have not been moved - b...
by David Battson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4712

Re: Comet Build

Hull side armour plates - The hull sides on the Comet were made up of 14mm thick armour plates and the fighting compartment roof plate sat directly on top, covering their upper edges. Below the line of the mudguards, this relatively thin armour was protected by 29mm thick side plates which covered t...
by David Battson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4712

Comet Build

Finally the work bench cleared just enough to start work on the Comet. I knew it had been a while sat in boxes, but even so, the 2010 engraving on the side plate was a bit of a shock – where does all the time go. Armortek kits are forever improving with every release and as I recall at the time, the...