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by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 456
Views: 52248

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Have you share options in the company that makes Blu-Tack Phil :lol: :lol: Can you re-use it again and again afterwards or is it one shot?
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 33
Views: 3155

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Unfortunately Mark, there is also a problem with the other direction in that the fork itself limits upward travel as you can see by the pic below..... DSCF0697-1.jpg You may get a little more movement out of it by grinding/filing out the fork more but it would I think that would be limited by the tr...
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 456
Views: 52248

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

VMT for the Reference Phil!
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 83
Views: 6280

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I'm not sure Charles if i'm honest. When you use the power file, because of the width of the file and the roundness of what your trying to file, the action is in and out and side to side which gives you a reasonably smooth flowing hollow. Not sure if you could achieve that by using a Dremel although...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 83
Views: 6280

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Nice one Mark. I took me over an hour for each one; trimming a little here and there. I've taken them apart and reassembled so many times, I can do it blindfolded :D Sound familiar?
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 83
Views: 6280

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

John, mines so worn and rusted, i almost get a hernia opening it out . the legs keep dropping down now when i carry it folded up; it'll get me one day for sure :shock: :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Photos from Bovington.
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Photos from Bovington.

Thank you for the photos Dennis and your very kind offer to take more if required. That is very beneficial to those of us that are hours away from our nearest version of Chieftain. Very kind of you, thanks again.
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 456
Views: 52248

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Nice job Phil. Looking forward to the lesson in weathering! Incidentally, roughly how much rubber based cyno did you use in total?
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 83
Views: 6280

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So today was the big day to assemble the bogies and I was hoping that it would all go smoothly! Alas, it was not to be :roll: With everything painted up, the M6 plug tap finally arrived and I duly ran through the end caps to their full depth with the nett result that the screw threads of the spring ...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 83
Views: 6280

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Progress update...........all the bogie parts have now been painted and varnished where required. Assembly day tomorrow methinks! DSCF0680-1.jpg I did have a few problems when varnishing in that the airbrush kept clogging up and had to be fully cleaned before resuming. Anyone else had this problem a...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 100
Views: 13112

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

There's a lot of work there John! It would be useful methinks if Armortek posted a picture of just how much material was left on the rollers!

Eeany Meanie Minie Mo or something like that :cry:
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 456
Views: 52248

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

This is probably a daft question Phil but have you got the spacer ring and toothed drive ring attached to the turret? It seems to me you only need the height of the spacer ring to clear the deck.
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 83
Views: 6280

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Me too John which is why I'm doing the following. So have made quite a lot of progress wrt the bogies as you can see.... DSCF0660-1.jpg Every part has been 'prepped before being etch primed before any assembly has taken place. The intention here is to paint the complete assembly with undercoat and t...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD
Replies: 669
Views: 69402

Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

3 Yes's and 1 No from me Vince! Absolutely fab pics, detailing and paintwork but a No on the carpet :D
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 456
Views: 52248

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Yes they were, except that in 4RTR the front left triangle bin was painted white and was our larder. I don’t remember the interior of the lids being painted but may be wrong about that. I also cannot remember the interior of the lids being red-oxided on any of the vehicles. When open, that would ha...