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by Mark Heaps
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So we arrive at the following formula: b = 120/y * θ/2 Where: b = number of brews in a two hour stag y = number of minutes to boil the BV θ = coefficient of operator's enthusiasm (/2 halved during hours of darkness) Liked it however the fomula does not include one factor which could affect the end ...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Wading Rail

I stand by to be corrected by more knowledgable people but I believe the wading rail did have gaps to allow water out. The rail acted as a bow-wave deflector when fording to divert water away from the drivers hatch, an attached screen would have allowed deeper waters to be forded. Chieftain was not ...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13156

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Nice work Charles, skills building, :mrgreen: Good to see you changed those funny looking supplied retainers on the inspection covers. I stand by to be corrrected but I thought Chieftain like Challenger 1 & Challenger 2 did not have fuel tanks but rather fuel bags held in the armoured panniers ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I respectfully disagree that all of the Berlin brigade Chieftains looked exactly the same.
Look at this photo from the parade in 1989. There are clear differences between the two lead vehichles.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Bri ... tanks.JPEG
by Mark Heaps
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Before moving any of the hull fittings, the positions of which will have been accurately measured by Armortek prior to making the model, please take a closer look at the reference photo you are using. Whilst initially appearing that the turret is pointed straightforward, it is not. Several indciatio...
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13156

Re: Chieftain No. 34

They do look good !!
by Mark Heaps
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Dealing with the gremlins
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Dealing with the gremlins

Gremlins are now starting to use camouflage, these 2 caught & now confined under close observation by beady eyes.
Gremlins2.jpg
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

The position of the catches along the bin look perfect to me. The mounting of your bin on your model does not however match to the photo of the tank you are trying to depict so you cannot use the bin or any parts of it as a reference point. You need to use the mounting points for the side skirts as ...
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Yves Stug III update
Replies: 163
Views: 10550

Re: Yves Stug III update

Fantastic model & to my mind perfect weathering.
Scuffed and dirty from continuous use being in action but not neglected.
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Churchill
Topic: Churchill and the funnies
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Churchill and the funnies

Another prominent difference & one to be aware of depending on which model is produced and which model you convert it to, is the shape of of the escape hatches in the sponson sides, round or square.
by Mark Heaps
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Dealing with the gremlins
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Dealing with the gremlins

The newest gremlin trying to interfere with a Pak 40 build
gremlin.jpg
by Mark Heaps
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Panzer IV
Topic: sdkfz 164 Nashorn
Replies: 70
Views: 11306

Re: sdkfz 164 Nashorn

Awesome build & extremely impressive modelling skills. If it is supposed to represent one IN use during the 2nd world war, then I would suggest that the weathering has been overdone. Museum exhibits, especially if they have been stored outside, may look like that now but they would not have done...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13156

Re: Chieftain No. 34

To identify a few of the items 1 is the mounting point for the winky pot ( on this photo the insert or stalk is missing ). Sometimes the wiring was extended from here to mount the winky pot at a different location which is what appears to have been done on Andy Musgrove´s tank. 2 is the Battery Brea...
by Mark Heaps
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13156

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Spilled diesel on smooth paint made for an extremely slippery surface & hazerdous. When re-painting in unit lines, sand , grit or kitty-litter would be used on those surfaces likely to be tread on.
by Mark Heaps
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: '2019' King Tiger - Stopped Running.
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: '2019' King Tiger - Stopped Running.

Maybe a stupid question but did you switch the tank on before the transmitter ?
On - Tx first then model
Off - Model first then Tx

Also I have read that it is best to have the Tx at a short distance from the model >2m so that they bind correctly.