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by Phil Woollard
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

My pleasure Brian. A question for Armortek, do we need to fit an isolation switch between the batteries and the power module, I am thinking not with the new power module switch and relay? I'm liking the new module system it should be popular! 8)
by Phil Woollard
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The rest of the hull camo is now applied, the first coat of wash also applied, I'm just about ready to install the motion pack for a trial run of the oily bits.
by Phil Woollard
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Umm ebay looks good only problem is scale thickness may be to floppy, I will have to order different thicknesses and report back. It must hang right or it will not be convincing. 8)
by Phil Woollard
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Anyone thought about the front fender rubber skirts yet and where to get some good thin scale black sheet ?
by Phil Woollard
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Richard, you can use that technique with the smaller Panther and Tiger tyres but these are bigger wider buggers. They are a good fit so you don't need buckets of adhesive to fill a gap. I applied a thin coat to the wheel and another to the tyre inner surface, working quickly but steadily, line up...
by Phil Woollard
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Only track rust on this one John! I may apply some very faint rust shading here and there but that will evolve. After each deployment/exercise the vehicle would have been washed down inspected and then backed into the tank shed for basic or cosmetic repairs, these fighting systems where so valuable ...
by Phil Woollard
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I just can't help but do some weathering as I go but more on that later. I received the road wheel tyres today and fitted them so they are now all complete, thank you Monique for great service that's much appreciated! 8)
by Phil Woollard
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Painting, it's basically one small Tamiya pot per line of camo but it is a big model!
by Phil Woollard
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

She is coming along nicely , 5 packs of blue tack bought which I am using again and again with just a little that gets lost in the masking tape during removal. 8)
by Phil Woollard
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Painting.
by Phil Woollard
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Brian, tricky one this. If the guy painting the camo was issued with a brush and a gallon can of IRR paint then the edge would have been rough but sharp. A spray gun was not generally used but could have been. I shall stock up on blue tack and pin stripe masking tape tomorrow and have a play! 8)
by Phil Woollard
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Still painting and will be for some time. 8) Ref the green camo, I cant make my mind up whether to have a fuzzy edge or a sharp contrast , or something in between? 8)
by Phil Woollard
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 70
Views: 8662

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Wow! She lives 8)
by Phil Woollard
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi John, excellent question. Tamiya is acrylic and will happily sit on top of most other paint so you can use it as a final top coat or for weathering and washes, a tip, you don't need to buy that expensive Tamiya thinner as meths is a compatible alternative at a fraction of the price. I mix and mat...
by Phil Woollard
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 469
Views: 52755

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I think I ordered the 100ml bottle Richard, that will leave me plenty for the next build. Now weathering that's a tricky one but I can see what I can do. 8)