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by John Clarke
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Lime Green :D Naaaaaah don't think so. Though I did buy a sheet but it looks just wrong even dirtied up :lol: I'd be worried an roaming A10 would want to take pot shots at such a blatant target strapped to the turret. The black foam comes over with high lights of light grey, could always spray with ...
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Continuing with the Kit Bash for the Chieftain, two essential bed rolls a plastic water container (yet to be painted from Armorpax) to go with the two metal Jerry Cans.(Nato Green hummmm) The bed rolls were made from a single sheet of A4 EVA Plain Foam Fabric Craft & Hobby Sheet 2mm thick. (ebay) £1...
by John Clarke
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5281

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Got to be another WOW :D :D :D

No need for squeaks and clicks from the sound module, it's all real. :shock:
by John Clarke
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Many thanks Stephen for the info on painting, but it is a skill and with practice who knows... I usually use Tamiya spray paints for larger areas, they give good coverage but come in very expensive little cans. I think I used about ten cans on the Quad, I did'nt mind too much as the colour was const...
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Even on the slightly better war films they say "step on it" way too much, which is how I usually feel when things go wrong in the paint department!

"Oils" not another medium! Do they mix with enamels and acrylics? If not I'm still I daft enough to try.
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Being one of the worst painters know to man/woman/wife, I've strived to understand how the brilliance of some builders create their masterpieces on this forum. :mrgreen: I must admit I'm too mean to farm out any model, if I had, I might find that something might not be to my liking or how to repair ...
by John Clarke
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 51
Views: 3738

Re: Chieftain info and banter

An interesting piece of head gear. Would this be an officer? Getting the right target this time ...........hopefully :lol: https://youtu.be/b6msUgS1yBI Excellent use of a poor old Conqueror tank. Sadly Chieftain gets the same treatment from Challenger 2's in one of the next up clips, such is life! T...
by John Clarke
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

With the fantastic progress of the prototype build, I thought I'd share a couple of pictures found on the net and a couple from a fidgety time on his hands Armortek Chieftain buyer. It is possible to get a super bright 3mm LED in the muzzle of a 1/6 scale GPMG (It's a lot brighter on 3 volts). A not...
by John Clarke
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5281

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

WOW :D :D :D
by John Clarke
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 105
Views: 9995

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Here's a nice bit of awesome, preventing them pesky M60's invading over the boarder.
Good storage detail too!
by John Clarke
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5281

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Hi Richard

Maybe they could! and you could get tank'ed :P :P :P
by John Clarke
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Found this true life picture from the great out doors, Batus maybe. Cooking up what looks like "Ferret" road kill, waste not want not :D . Using some of the kit that's on the Duxford table too, hey,, the tracks are looking a bit slack. the skills I'm learning on this forum :lol: :lol: Who lost the b...
by John Clarke
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5281

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

WOW :D
by John Clarke
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5281

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

WOW :shock:
by John Clarke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 105
Views: 9995

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Not sure if anyone has seen this site, but it has a Pretty good set of 83 quality Mk11 Chieftain reference pictures .
There's also a Mk10 walk round too with 136 pictures at the same site.

http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/erik_j ... php?Page=1