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by Richard Goodwin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 305
Views: 38799

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, as Steve says, it's fine as is. The turret and some areas of the hull had an anti-slip applied after casting. There is a drawing listed to define the areas on which the paint was applied but I don't sadly have a copy. This shows it was factory applied, to a standard pattern. I did a post on i...
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 96
Views: 16258

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Now I know where the VRN sits on the T piece! Thanks Mark.
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 58
Views: 8721

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

There are so many bits and bob's to clean and prep on the suspension and road wheel assemblies, even keeping it pretty standard the parts are mounting up in the painting area. (A box on the lift table). So for a bit of light relief I thought I'd go though the Chieftain picture library on the PC. Fi...
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Having spent a few days golfing in a warmer part of the world with a good mix of people and of course, the all inclusive deal, the batteries are now sufficiently recharged (albeit with a little hangover :oops: ) to allow full scale track production to commence :twisted: DSCF0598-1.jpg Am probably st...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Thank you for your kind words Stephen and the history lesson as well; always useful to know the correct terminology, somehow, thingummy bob doesn't quite cut it does it :lol: You are quite correct, I do expect some wear regardless of the extra coats of paint and varnish that I have applied in certai...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Time for an update methinks: Having done a trial assembly, I found that when I screwed on the nut to hold the pad in place on the track link, it not only removed the primer but also the etch as well! DSCF0588-1.jpg So grabbing another batch of pads that had been etch primed, I added a nut to each pa...
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 101
Views: 12324

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Hi Youngjae, I've had a quick look at the drawing you've provided and there are some slight differences between that drawing (the side views) and the actual pictures I have of real Berlin Camo Chieftains. The pattern itself is made up of squares whether that be a single coloured square or two square...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 94
Views: 9065

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Ditto Dave even if your not doing the Stillbrew! Am I the only one that would like Clansman? Having trained to repair both of them, I do need a Clansman version for my model if at all possible please?
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So I'm now considering the assembly of the track links and in particular, securing the pad to the link. Now Stephen has kindly advised that a split washer was fitted to the original but I don't believe there is sufficient thread available to include this unless of course you switch to using a half n...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

......... I do use moly inside the gearbox and on the axle spindles but avoid wet lubricants like the plague. This has been longstanding advice from Armortek although I don't believe it's been re-validated recently. Still very much our advice. Unless you have a sealed environment, over time contami...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Vince Cutajar wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Looks like this is going to be a detailed build log. I like. Keep it up.

Vince
Thanks Vince.....I'll try! :)
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 101
Views: 12324

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Great pictures Youngjae. They are giving me the opportunity to see what I need to put on the rear deck to ensure my stillbrew armour will clear the rear when the turret rotates.....when I get round to it though of course :D :D Keep up the good work; looking forward to seeing the Urban Camo going on!
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

This model is going to cost fortune 200 m3 spring/split washers, What ever next? :shock: Try 10 litres of white vinegar, 6 rotary wire brushes, 6 hand wire brushes and 3 cans of etch for the track links although in my defence, I did spray in batches of 10 and it sure is difficult to reach every noo...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard, etch primer works best with the thinest of applications, so a light dusting is all you need. Yes, some will rub off but usually, the pin won't rotate in relation to the link on one side and so you end up with some protection remaining. You can use a molybdenum dry lubricant but it's pretty...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

DSCF0579-1.jpg I have also decided to attack some of the track pads at the same time. These were taped together in batches of 12, rubbed down with a grey Scotchbrite pad before being degreased and then etch primed. DSCF0583-1.jpg So with the track links now etch primed and allowed to harden off for...