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by John Clarke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 100
Views: 13033

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Hi Richard, someone will take one of the return rollers off sooner or later on an un-clipped track I'm sure, even if it's just inquisitiveness. If they post a picture, that sir, is another question. :D I found an old picture of my 1/5 Chieftain with the turret removed, the detail is sparse, but the ...
by John Clarke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Oh yes, the "Slab" that should be fun. :lol: Once it's been thinned out, the lifting bolt/shaft will be more exposed. In the model boat world you can buy small rubber bellows units quite cheaply on fleabay Put in search or something like it. Rubber Bellows Fittings RC Boat 2pcs Push Rod Seal Radio K...
by John Clarke
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I don't think putting the spacer either side of the toothed ring would make any difference if that's what your saying Richard. During Youngjae's build, he wrote "I put a turret in the tank body today. At first, I made it like a manual, set it up, then turned the bolts and turret that secure the wedg...
by John Clarke
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

"At present the turret touches the rear deck" That's because the kit hull is raised in the area of the engine covers. On the real Chieftain, it's only the transmission decks which were raised, in order to accommodate an increased capacity exhaust system. If anyone chooses to enhance the accuracy of...
by John Clarke
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 100
Views: 13033

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

I had hoped to be carving up the hull getting it into shape for painting etc. But something came up that needed sorting. The track links :roll: So to try and prevent unforeseen circumstances, I decided to clip the horns by approximately 2.5mm This will knock them out of scale a bit. No worries they ...
by John Clarke
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 145
Views: 18534

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Appreciate the vids. It will be great to see the options 8)
by John Clarke
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil I've got this right hand side view which shows the rear edge of the Tee piece end you want. Guessing it's the same the other side, (or not, nothings symmetrical round the engine deck). SAM_16021.jpg I've said it before I know, but you'll have to cut up the Armortek rear deck for a "open plan...
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Rest assured your build log will make sure that there's some heavenly models built. :mrgreen:
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The original Chieftain model tracks are out of scale anyway. (shorter horns) So what's to loose. (Outer return roller maybe :lol:) These are the cut horns, They don't look half bad :shock:, No risk of damage to the return rollers, even if the tyres wear down a bit. The newly cut Chieftain horns are ...
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Stephen and yourself set the bar very high. I'll do your track horns if you do my welds. :lol:
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Return rollers
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: Return rollers

You nailed it. :lol:
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 435
Views: 51073

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

That looks the dogs (Nice), did you see Mick Hiltons engine photo? You could have photo of the radiators under those grills.

Or even a beloved.

:lol: :lol: :lol: Maybach :lol: :lol: :lol:
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Return rollers
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: Return rollers

John, You obviously haven't been to my village. :D
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 104
Views: 17397

Re: Mick's Grant

Wonderful news Mick, I'm chuffed for you, and what a great idea with the engine bay enhancement 8) ,

Phil could learn some lessons here :lol:
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Return rollers
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: Return rollers

I totally respect Amortek's suggestion on the return roller question. To make the changes is long winded exercise that could lead to long stay in A&E if proper precautions are not realized. Nobody wants to have less digit's at the end of the day than they woke up with in the morning. Though in my Vi...