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by John Clarke
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 60
Views: 3501

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

You'll have to wait for Phil or Youngjae to fit their option pack for that one Richard. I've only used a dremel type surface abrasive wheel so far on the sprockets and will give track a lot of attention. Spending a lot of time on the wheel hub gaps at the moment and working out how much suspension t...
by John Clarke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 67
Views: 9166

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Certainly sounds a good way if not the best way Stephen. Though I've never used a fixer, I think it usually comes as a spray and would be worried about blowing the letters away. the pixies seem to spirit enough of those away as it is. I certainly did use the scalpel stab method and there's enough DN...
by John Clarke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Ahh, took me hours to chisel these little beauties, firstly turned the finest light aluminium scrap round I could find down to 22.5mm. Then bored out the center using a centre drill to depth of 10.5mm, Then used end mill in the fixed chuck thingy (Naughty) to remove the material to about 14.25mm in ...
by John Clarke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 67
Views: 9166

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Well the wheels of letters are in motion, I've had a word with the house pixies not to steal those tiny letters that jump like fleas when taking a knife to the spew. Not that there'll listen. Having more trouble with the "F" than other letters, typical. :D This is first time I've had a go at this an...
by John Clarke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

There's a lot of big holes on the boxes, But they should cover up ok. I have a fine set of Steve Winstone's hasps and latches which will look very nice once I work out how to attach them. The cover units are £500 + P&P.....each :D But if you search on fleabay you might find a old "Binatone Amplifier...
by John Clarke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 107
Views: 12778

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

I guess Armortek want to see your little beauty running around as quickly as possible . ....Unless the contents are written on the box.......Another heavy box of "Track" :lol: Jokes aside, I hope the Motion pack and other options slip in nicely, it will be interesting for all to see the fully functi...
by John Clarke
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 67
Views: 9166

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Easy mistake The QM probably wanted a "U bolt" :lol:
by John Clarke
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 60
Views: 3501

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

The tracks look beautiful, the needle filing won't make a difference to them outwardly and no need to repaint if your going to actually fit them and not frame them. :lol: The sprockets will soon rub off any new paint once they get churning round. Better to fettle the chunky tracks than grind to much...
by John Clarke
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 67
Views: 9166

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Thanks for the pictures Stephen, crisp and clear as usual. I think I know where I can stick some numbers now on the Idler tensioners FV489354 left hand side and FV489355 or is it 352 right hand side. (Dam it) eni meani minei mo. Either way they've got to go on the webs, no room on the flange....... ...
by John Clarke
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil First, the triangle bin. Cut or Lengthened? and why so many hasps? SAM_1806.JPG Second, the tensioner nut covers, Errrr They do look a bit big, but there's only about a 1mm wall thickness though out. They should look better when painted. The alternative of recessing the nut or reversing the ...
by John Clarke
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Yep. I'll send a picture :)
by John Clarke
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil I'll dig the boxes out tomorrow and have a look. The hinges I have are the 9mm wide fully opened, quite small. You seem to have lost that elongated bit on the triangled box. I've been busy finishing off the idler tensioner nut covers. Not sure if it works or not. :?
by John Clarke
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I already have the hinges 1.7 m approx and I know Stephen will probably do the boxes in brass. The original steel boxes are pretty good with all the indents, except the triangle boxes which are not quite the right shape. Are yours shortened or did you extend rear plate?
by John Clarke
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 323
Views: 39833

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Great pictures Stephen and a great shaping mod on the rear end of the triangle bins phil :) was it a lot of work?
by John Clarke
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 67
Views: 9166

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Many thanks Stephen. I'll try to keep it simple. Most of the numbers I want to use I know those that can be visually seen. Position is a problem, different mk's seem to have different number positions. The turret for example could have the numbers on the roof or left hand side. I'm not to bothered a...