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by Mark Russell
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Thanks John just found out that the Kilopoise Grease is in the kit!
by Mark Russell
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Three questions;
1. Is it best to use zinc plated and/or stainless steel fixings?
2. Where do I get a small amount of Kilopoise grease for the suspension shock absorber units?
3. What is the correct colour to finish the Chieftain in?
Thanks,
Mark
by Mark Russell
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Some work on the suspension unit shock absorber parts. To remove the machining marks I use a power file and then “polish” them with a brass rotary brush mounted in a power drill secured in a vice. This leaves a mottled type finish which I think looks good and imitates a cast product.
by Mark Russell
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

A bit more progress. Still got a bit of fettling to do to gets things perfect. Give me something to do the weekend. I do like the look of the Chieftain.
by Mark Russell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Anyone know where I can purchase a small amount of Kilopoise grease for the suspension shock absorber units?
by Mark Russell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

I had an issue with the front hull casting whereby the fixing lug on the left hand side fractured so I decided to reinforce it with an aluminium strip formed to the correct contour.
by Mark Russell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

A few more images
by Mark Russell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Some more pictures of my build. I seem to have Chieftain bits everywhere! Coming on slowly but surely but I’ve got the rest of the winter to go!
by Mark Russell
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Whilst building the suspension units is it correct to fully screw home the part end threaded rods or should the brass end be left not fully screwed in? Thoughts appreciated.
Thanks,
Mark
by Mark Russell
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Hi Dennis, Still got my 5” gauge steam locomotives but fancied a tank again and couldn’t resist this when it popped up for sale. I toyed with getting one but they sold out pretty quickly so couldn’t believe my luck with this! I’ll pop down at some point and see you all again and rejoin SAG. Live Ste...
by Mark Russell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Chieftain Build No.17

Hi I have just stumbled across this which is now in my kitchen;
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Courtesy of David Skeldon and I have just collected it tonight.

This should keep me busy for the next few months!!!
by Mark Russell
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Chieftain kit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Chieftain kit for sale

I will take this please I have pm’d you
by Mark Russell
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Chieftain kit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Chieftain kit for sale

I’m interested pm sent thanks
by Mark Russell
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: For Sale "Tank Overhaul" DVD Set
Replies: 0
Views: 976

For Sale "Tank Overhaul" DVD Set

Hi I have for sale a brand new "Tank Overhaul" DVD set featuring the following tank restorations;
The Centurion
The Elephant
The M24 Chaffee
The BMP

3 hours running time

£9.99 including shipping if interested.
Thanks
Mark
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by Mark Russell
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 1/6 decals and Armorpax parts - SOLD THANKS
Replies: 1
Views: 656

1/6 decals and Armorpax parts - SOLD THANKS

Hi having a clear out and found some 1/6 decals and Armorpax accessories. Job lot price £20 is anyone's interested.
Thanks
Mark

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