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by John Clarke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Wading Rail

Nice picture Andy showing some cute Chieftain curves. At the weekend got the grinder out, Strapped the three lengths of 6mm alloy channel together with masking tape. Drew a line along the edge for the desired thickness and thinned them down. A block, wet and dry to flatten and smooth the edges. Done...
by John Clarke
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TIGER DAY - Armortek Event
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: TIGER DAY - Armortek Event

Thanks guys for sharing.
by John Clarke
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Wading Rail

Greg, thats a nice bit of sculpture work on the hatch. Took me along time to calve that bit out.

Dont know what your laughing about Richard. This will "route" any of your ideas on using the supplied parts too.
Hope you brought a new set of brushes.
You'll just might need them.
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Wading Rail

Greg it does look so much better, far better scale, nice
Darn it, Cat 4 here we go again. Bagged three 1m lengths at B&Q tonight, more than enough hopefully
Grinders at the ready.
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Wading Rail

I think you can make a pretty decent job with the rail supplied. My front section curve is flattened somewhat to mimic the original. It allows the detail parts to fit well within the hatch area. But it will shorten the length. Making a couple of short sections along the straight edge to make up shou...
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29121

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

They'll be bits of British Leyland everywhere Richard.
Recycled and recycled again. Tins, gate posts and the odd older Armortek models maybe.
Though I must say the steel work on Chieftain is excellent, no corrosion problems and easy to work.
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13162

Re: Chieftain No. 34

I agree, well done on the detail work. It's those little features that draws the interest. Skills.
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Wading Rail

The rail given is a little too thick/big and and mine with shaping mods is a little too short. But chucking it and getting the right size rail is a Cat4.
It'll do.
I'm not doing the screw mounts either.
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by John Clarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13162

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Freedom day, not really, there's always those who will repress given the chance. Common sense is the key.
Stay well everyone.
by John Clarke
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Wading Rail

Hi Greg. Thin sheet metal on the inside, seems to seal the wading rail to the glacis plate, but beware the given shape is not correct, it took me a couple of hours to get it something like. If you go that way, be careful not to crease the rail. My hatch is 6mm thick now, (Hacksaw job) it looks ok op...
by John Clarke
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 224
Views: 33158

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Great news. The more the merrier. Will we see another Mk? Still Brew? Or another variant?
Certainly something to look forward too. 8)
by John Clarke
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 224
Views: 33158

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Well it's been a Good Day to Grind Hard Richard. Taking the heavy tracks to the operating table outside. A couple of flap wheel disks made short work of the slight thinning of the horns, that now pass majestically though the idler wheels with out restriction or premature wear on the idler. Certainly...
by John Clarke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 range target refurbish ......again.
Replies: 47
Views: 1999

Re: Tiger 1 range target refurbish ......again.

No Phil, I wish!
That's a very fine super detailed Marcus Kwa's 25 pounder.

This is the one in my bedroom with a little extra in the breach.
"Nod nod wink wink say no more" :lol:
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by John Clarke
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 range target refurbish ......again.
Replies: 47
Views: 1999

Re: Tiger 1 range target refurbish ......again.

Something with low velocity and plenty of ummphhf nodoubt.
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by John Clarke
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13162

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Nice work Charles, skills building, :mrgreen: Good to see you changed those funny looking supplied retainers on the inspection covers. :lol:
If the cast lettering doesn't turn you stir on Chieftain nothing will :D
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