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by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Hallo Yves,
what error message do you get ?
Do you get a picture with a play arrow displayed ? Can you see the link to click on ?
Maybe you were active on the forum when I posted and that is why it does not work for you. Maybe worth logging out and coming back in.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

The line up of 1:6 scale models before we started the convoy move
https://youtu.be/6DsVChSE-B0
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 31
Views: 1416

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

The gopher holes also had another use. If a portaloo was not nearby and you needed a shit desperately, why waste time digging a hole ? Just squat over the gopher hole, do what was needed, and shovel some dirt in afterwards. You could not go behind a tree, they were very few and far between, you coul...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

For anyone thinking of going next year, I can well recommend staying at the Gasthof Zum Hirschen in Insingen, which is only about a 10 minute drive away from the meeting. I had to query my total bill for the weekend as I thought they must have made a mistake and missed something off. 2 nights stay w...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5665

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Looking very nice but the back decks really need the T-Piece, and if it is to be realistic then the serial number ( VRN ) needs to be on the T-Piece as well as on the hull. Mark Mark, Would the VRN be the Registration No or a Chassis No? Also, would it be raised or stamped in? Sorry for the late re...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 31
Views: 1416

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Who lost the bazooka plate bolts then :!: :oops: I asked that myself, standard drills was to put all bolts back in a thread or two so you knew where to find them later when you needed them ( It also prevented the threads getting blocked or damaged by anything else ). Looks like a Chieftain but cove...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Great meet, about 10 1:4 scale models, and 40+ 1:6 scale, split roughly equally between Armortek, Bigtanks and scratchbuilt. It was an extremely enjoyable meeting, great company and some fantastic and also unusual models there ( a pedal boat from 1914 ?) The static display of a german workshop unit ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1002
Views: 256899

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Interesting battery issue at the Weston Air Pageant yesterday. If Tracer come up with anything different, I'll update this post. Interesting issue, being ex-REME, I want to know the quickest way to rectify the fault should it occur. Do you need to connect it to a dedicated charger which could be a ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: Annual tank meeting 2019 in Hausen am Bach

Travelling down tomorrow, 400 Km each way is too much to do in one day at my age. Am booked into the Gasthof zum Hirschen in Insingen for Friday and Saturday, as recommended by Reinhold. Anyone else booked in there ?

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1002
Views: 256899

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Fantastic tutorial on how to achieve weathering effects but I would caution on over-doing it. Museum pieces having accumulated rust and oil-stains over all these years do not accurately the vehicles as they were used in combat. For World War 2 vehicles, I would suggest the most you want to simulate ...
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: That Pink Chieftain
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: That Pink Chieftain

Good to get confirmation from the recipient that he appreciated the "honour" and the work put in to set it up, rather than it just being a pink
tank to wind some-one up.
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Lime green suitably dirtied up is better than black, and also definitely four. Unless REME were working on their vehicle or they had to do radio or ground stags, then all four crewmen would be sleeping if possible.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Just spotted a metal jerry can in the photo. Very unusual unless the tank was "very thirsty" for a particular type of oil. Extra fuel in cans was not carried, nor were extra lubricants unless needed to ensure the tank could make the next replen. Standard replens provided you with rations to survive ...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Hi John, Great idea for the sleeping mats, half an A4 sheet 2mm thick scales up fantastically. They were not black though but a dull light green, unless RTR actually got black ones rather than the standard issue. The lime green foam suitably dirtied up would probably look more realistic. You would a...