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by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 126
Views: 23486

Re: Mick's Grant

Love the card board engineering Mick....do it all the time at work, duct tape, welding rods, gives you a chance to see what works. Then engineer it properly when time allows............. Otherwise it becomes semi permanent. :oops: Adrian: I'm old school, If can do it I'll give it a shot, glue and sc...
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 121
Views: 16370

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

It's chomping time. I've changed my angle of attack for the exhaust box. Hoping to knock out two problems with one action. I need to split the exhaust rearface plate into the welded section and the bolted section, so have cut further up the plate. Aligning the cut with the bottom of the aux gen exha...
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 39
Views: 4213

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Looking great Mark, is it in factory fresh bronze green?

Your not a power lifter by any chance, I'm dreading the weight of the model once all those components are fitted. I wouldn't be able to lift it without seriously damaging something:oops:
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Steve,s Chieftain #46
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Steve,s Chieftain #46

Hi Steve Chieftain looks great. I'm desperate to get the hull right side up, but I'm finding it easier to work on the back plate with the nose plate on the floor, hull rear end up. Nice angle plate mod and the bum cheeks look good too. I've chomped up the exhaust box quite bit, but it's for the best...
by John Clarke
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 126
Views: 23486

Re: Mick's Grant

Mick we all do our best, and sharing the knowledge is paramount, your beautiful models are superb. The proof of the pudding are the pictures and explanations that you post. I wish more members of the community would share the challenges, pictures and solutions. We're all in it together. :wink: Note ...
by John Clarke
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 126
Views: 23486

Re: Mick's Grant

Live long and prosper too Mick. Some stinker at work thinks just because I work in the food industry I should be at the factory. :roll: got travel papers and all. It's like living in a police state. Still at the rate I'm getting though M2 taps at the moment I'd probably be better off out the garage ...
by John Clarke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69186

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Really like the Fuzzy bits 8)
by John Clarke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 121
Views: 16370

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

The rear plate convoy lamp box and junction boxes were measured up on the original, giving myself generous 1mm tolerance, a. because hand saws never cut where you want them to, and b. files always seem too produce curved lines. I put it down to veri- focal lens glasses and I'm sticking to it. All th...
by John Clarke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 126
Views: 23486

Re: Mick's Grant

Sorry off subject, If I say Great Grant again and need a picture of the completed Panther tooo I should be ok :oops: Hey :shock: I'm building OTW X53, Stalled a bit with the WTC,(Water Tight Chamber) building my own. OTW manufactured ones are a bit pricey for what they are. (Though Iv'e got one in m...
by John Clarke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 126
Views: 23486

Re: Mick's Grant

Hi Mick, the Grants looking great. Are you sure that's not a model life boat hiding under the sheet, a cunning camouflage plan to keep another model in the house :lol:
by John Clarke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14752

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Cheers Mark H,
Got the BV, looking forward to when the packs become available. 8)
by John Clarke
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14752

Re: Chieftain Stuff

I really like these, but would the packs have been broken down to fit in the Chieftain stowage bins?

Will the boxes fit in the models bins?
by John Clarke
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: blank firer, Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: blank firer, Advice please

I think you'll like the Blank firer, it was entertaining. Though after the build you'll probably prefer the recoil and the extra elevation, it's a big gun and it's nice to see the movement from it. Recoil wasn't available on the 2009 edition KT I had, so the blank firer was a welcome addition. But i...
by John Clarke
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: blank firer, Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: blank firer, Advice please

Looking at my answer to advise, I think I should simplify, I Still like the thought and the concept. But 1.It cannot be fitted to a moving barrel which could become a projectile. 2.You have six rounds you could fire before you need to strip the whole gun down to clean and clear debris, not forgettin...
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 121
Views: 16370

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Painted the leaner meaner looking gun clamp. Tommy bar remade in brass to allow it to slide with "Ends" fitted to stop the bar to fall off. The screw blocks being thinned down allow easy positioning and operation. SAM_2272.JPG If you've got one of these, (a bicycle air valve LED that lights up when ...
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