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by Steve Ellis
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 428
Views: 50852

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil

I was at Bovington yesterday and took these for you. Like Steve I also recall the interior of some of the bins being red oxide. The exception was the front right bin which was painted white and used to keep the rations and cooking utensils in.
by Steve Ellis
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 428
Views: 50852

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
Though these pics of the triangular bins might help.
by Steve Ellis
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 428
Views: 50852

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I can defiantly say that none of the vehicles in my regiment where fitted with these, I agree with Stephen that they were probably fitted after disposal.
Anybody who has climbed into the drivers cab with the gun rear will know haw cumbersome it was without all those extra rails in the way.
by Steve Ellis
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 428
Views: 50852

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil

Been following your build with keen interest, your doing a grand job.
To answer your question regarding the texture of the turret I would leave it as it is.
I served on Chieftain for 13 years, all the surfaces had a gritted anti slip texture on them including the bins.
Hope this helps.
by Steve Ellis
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 114
Views: 25374

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Looking great so far, can’t wait to see the prototype at Tankfest later this year. An awful lot of hard work has obviously gone into the research for this kit which probably mirrors the high expectations of those of us that served on Chieftain and have such fond memories of this old girl. Well done ...
by Steve Ellis
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Charging Lead
Replies: 3
Views: 3964

Re: Charging Lead

Hi Michael Hope alls well, could you tell me where you purchased your £5 connectors from please. Your set up for the Quad is very impressive, hopefully by the summer the new workshop will be fully operational and I can get back to building my Quad after almost a 2 years break. And before you ask we ...
by Steve Ellis
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Suggestion for next artillery piece
Replies: 17
Views: 3912

Re: Suggestion for next artillery piece

Come on guys your all thinking way too small.
For a really impressive artillery piece how about a Gustav Railway Gun.
As 1/6th i5 would be an amazing kit to build.

Just a suggestion.
by Steve Ellis
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Workshop Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Workshop Insurance

Thanks Kevin
That’s really useful to know, I hadn’t thought of joining the Model Engineering Society.
I’ll lookinti this also.

Kind Regards
Steve.
by Steve Ellis
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Workshop Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Workshop Insurance

Hi Derek

Thank for the information, I’ll give them a call in the morning.

Kind Regards
Steve
by Steve Ellis
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Workshop Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Workshop Insurance

Dear Forum We have just (Last Friday) completed on our house purchase in Yeovil. The property comes with a large 6x6m double garage which we are converting into a workshop so we both have space for our hobbies. My question is do people insure their workshops, tools etc. and of course their Armourtek...
by Steve Ellis
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Front Axel Pins
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Front Axel Pins

Hi Dave Thank for responding and the great advice. I have fitted the longer shaft and after some careful filing the pins fit perfectly. I also had to reduce the size of the ball ends so that they would fit the cups. I've emailed Armourtek but there on leave until the beginning of August. I ironicall...
by Steve Ellis
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Front Axel Pins
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Front Axel Pins

Dear Colleagues

Has any one else had trouble fitting the front Axel pins to the drive shaft?

This pin got well and truly stuck even after filing and sanding the hole a little, and it wouldn't budge, I will now attempt the longer drive shaft but this time file some more meat away I guess.

Steve
by Steve Ellis
Sun May 21, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Bryans Quad with yet another touch of Armorpax
Replies: 77
Views: 24082

Re: Bryans Quad with yet another touch of Armorpax

Hi Dave

Another great job and well worth the wait, looking forward to receiving the upgrades and starting the kit in ernest.

Regards
Steve
by Steve Ellis
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: New build Tiger 1
Replies: 31
Views: 9380

Re: New build Tiger 1

Hi Phil Looking good so far, look forward to future posts. From today I am the proud owner of Tiger 131 No19. Thanks to Olaf to whom I'm eternaly greatfull. Looking fordward to working on this as much as I was prior to working on the real thing last November. I was privileged enough to assist the te...
by Steve Ellis
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Tiger 131
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: Tiger 131

Hi Dominic I've sent you a couple of PMs (back in December and January) about the kits you are selling as I am very interested
Can you let me know if they are both still for sale and any more details you have

Thank
Steve
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