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by Mark Heaps
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Realistic Muzzle Flash Feature
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Realistic Muzzle Flash Feature

Whilst platform rock would definitely make it more realistic, would it be noticeable when scaled down to 1/6th ?
The rock might be detectable physically but scaled down you have way less than half a second to notice it.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Armoured doors
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Armoured doors

Many thanks for all the replies. If it is correct that the doors should only open up that far then all is fine. Photographs of other models on the forum seemed to indicate otherwise.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Realistic Muzzle Flash Feature
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Realistic Muzzle Flash Feature

You cannot know what is realistic muzzle flash for any weapon unless you have observed it firing. Small arms are fitted with flash eliminators. You do not want to reveal your position to the enemy. Larger calibre weapons have muzzle brakes, they help to reduce the flash but their prime purpose is to...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Correct orientation of the tracks?
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Correct orientation of the tracks?

From experience on Chiefy ARV & ARRV, Challenger ARRV and other armoured vehicles, you preferred it if the outer securing piece broke first. If the inner securing piece broke first, the track pin would drift outwards. If bazooka plates were fitted on the vehicle, you could get a series of clangs war...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Armoured doors
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Armoured doors

Many thanks for the replies so far. I do not have eyes on at the moment. The kit and my father, Tony, are in UK, I am in Germany. I started this thread because Tony could not work out how to attach a photo so I did it. A top-down photo of another model showing wider opening would give us some indica...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Armoured doors
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Armoured doors

My father could do with some advice on the armoured doors. We think they should open further ( photos from other people on the forum indicate so ) but we cannot work out what is wrong. All ideas greatly welcomed.
Mark
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by Mark Heaps
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Aiming Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Aiming Posts

Likely both were used and are correct. They were used to line up the guns on a firing line when they went into a position.

Any visible object could have been used.Likely after the position was set up, all but a few would have then been collected in.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now, THAT's a warranty!
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Now, THAT's a warranty!

More like clever wording to sugest you are getting something you are not. Big difference between a faulty and a failed item. I work for an electronics manufacturing firm. Half a day each week, I examine the returns. If the item is low value, then it is simply replaced or refunded. Not worth using my...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 109058

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

No ice but the TTB as a coke dispenser was a good wind-up. The NBC pack was wonderful at chilling the beers though.
by Mark Heaps
Sat May 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 109058

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Fantastic detailing, very impressive. Suggestions for further improvement. GUE Marriage Panel on left hand side of firewall. ME Marriage Panel on the right hand side. Plus a coke can to drop out of the TTB ( Tank Telephone Box ) when it was opened. Regular wind-up on the attached Infantry that it wa...
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 109058

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I recall that the generator was bolted on the back of the engine, and the starter motor for it was mounted low down at the side.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: chieftain parts
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

Re: chieftain parts

Mark Heaps wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Hi Stephen,
Please let me know the cost for the full set for one Chieftain including postage to Germany and how you would like to be paid.

Mark
Still waiting for the quote so I can place the order.
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 109058

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I do not recall ever seeing a bottle jack kept and used on a tank but most of my experience was supporting Challenger 1 & 2. On them if a roadwheel had to be replaced, a strut plate was used. Curved surface at the top which went under the stub axle and two teeth at the bottom that went into the trac...
by Mark Heaps
Fri May 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Solid wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Solid wheels

I have been trying to remote assist my father but so far no success. The problem is not wheel wobble on the front wheels but rather they lock solid on EPO216 if the M5x16 CSK is tightened fully. He has confirmed EPO215 rotates freely if the wheels are not fitted. Backing off the M5x16 allows the whe...
by Mark Heaps
Tue May 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track tension
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Track tension

One exercise in Germany, got called out to a tank early in the morning. Arrived there expecting a coffee but a TDB fault so BV not working.Petrol cooker also had a fault so they gave me a can of Tennants. Another can whilst I was fixing the TDB and a third after fixing it whilst we waited for the BV...