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by Richard Goodwin
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Wading Rail

Nice job Greg :mrgreen: I think we need another Category of builder! What was Cat 4 is now Cat 5! Cat 4 is now those that occasional totally rebuild the odd part without using the original :lol: Some more pics of other parts of your tank would be good :wink:
by Richard Goodwin
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Jovialities aside....stillbrew progress to date..... Approximate front.jpg I've shaped this approximately. Once the two side cheeks have been completed the same, I'll blend them in together to the final shape and yes, i know I haven't cut the coaxial slot yet :D Out of curiosity, is or has anyone el...
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

The oldies are always the best Adrian..........definition of an expert.......ex being an unknown quantity and spert being a drip under pressure :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Thank you Stephen, that's a great help in forming the front opening.

If I may be so bold.......number of brews in two hr stag.........depends on how long it takes the BV to biol a fresh load, prob on continuously :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Just a quick update as to stillbrew progression. The turret has been mounted on a baseboard and held in position using the bearing locating bolts.... turret mounted.jpg Next several layers of board were then cut and screwed together to obtain the necessary height for the support staging for the main...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Wading Rail

John Clarke wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:49 pm
Grinders at the ready.
I think your grinders feeling overworked and underpaid John :shock: :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Ah but there's a difference John, this won't be melted down and mixed with other metals! It will be just cut and fixed into position so its true BL :lol:
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Spent the past week pouring over photo's as I start the push towards Stillbrew. It's only when you do something like this that you fully appreciate the complex geometry of the Mk5 turret. Whilst the model turret isn't perfect, its not far short so well done Armortek. As per normal, the crew had done...
by Richard Goodwin
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13155

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Nice work Charles; love the pipework! Them letters are tricky little buggers aren't they :D
by Richard Goodwin
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 224
Views: 33158

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

John, sorry to disappoint but your'e definitely a CAT 3 :shock: no doubt about it :twisted: Tank is looking good.....not long now before you can commence the chainsaw massacre on those much reduced track horns :twisted:
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 range target refurbish ......again.
Replies: 47
Views: 1996

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

Nice effects Phil. Turret blown off next time perhaps?
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Mark,

I suggest you read Page 12 of my blog where I experiment with colour and Stephen's response to that and ensuring you read his Knowledge Base article!
by Richard Goodwin
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Mark, I did say that negative comments were welcome so thank you for supplying some. It is regrettable however, that you haven't demonstrated it by examples which would I believe would be appropriate in this instance. In addition, you should also be aware that I look at several photo's not just one ...
by Richard Goodwin
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29119

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

As we've said before, its about making the pattern fit the model. Square peg, round hole, lots of in this instance. Compromise is a must here, it'll never be perfect unless its Stephens Chieftain in which case i'd have the pattern fitted to it in less than an hour! As it is, it took nearly 10 hours ...
by Richard Goodwin
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No. 34
Replies: 171
Views: 13155

Re: Chieftain No. 34

Thanks for that Charles, I did wonder :wink: :lol: I think Phil used a Stanley knife blade or something like that to remove excess solder! Can ypu use standard lead/tin solder on brass and yes, I still have some of the old good stuff? If you wait a year, you'll see what I have planned for mine :twis...