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by John-Heaps
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Painting Armortek Models / Alu
Replies: 10
Views: 2977

Re: Painting Armortek Models / Alu

Hi Guys, advice wanted, would it be better to use stone chip paint on the underside and sponsons/ running gear of a model or is this not needed, just thinking it might give a bit more protection when running the model. any advice for and against willingly taken from those who know better (everyone o...
by John-Heaps
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 7693

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Hi Guys, when i was in, pull up the sandbag moment here, the BV was used to heat water or heat tins/pouches of food in the water, my normal practice was at each stop to make a brew for the crew from the thermos flasks and then refill the flasks with the boiling water from the BV, doing this meant th...
by John-Heaps
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Milling Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Milling Machine

Hi Greg, i agree with what most of the guys have said, think what size you need and then buy bigger so it can really do what you want it to, the most important bit of this is a bigger machine will be more rigid and be less prone to flexing in use, yes even with massive cast parts this can and does h...
by John-Heaps
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: 2019 King Tiger
Replies: 17
Views: 2386

Re: 2019 King Tiger

If the something lighter is a CVRT Scorpion i am having one :D
Thanks for the update pics.

John
by John-Heaps
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 82
Views: 14809

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Hi Mark, i would suggest that the fitters got 1B1T just like the rest of the Squadron, it would not make sense to demand different mixes on an ammo replen, as you roll through you just said how much of each nature you needed and it was passed across, it would cause hold ups if you had to look for di...
by John-Heaps
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 82
Views: 14809

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Hi Gents, on tanks (CH, CR, CR2) the MG ammo was 1BIT (1 ball 1 tracer) and was used for all the machine guns on board, it came in two hundred round belts and was linked together to fill the ready round bins on each, one reason for the 1 in 1 mix was for better targeting and the other was so when In...
by John-Heaps
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 92
Views: 10320

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Sorry Bro,
if you look into Euro trade rules you will find that enterprises can diverge, all UPS vehicles can be found centered on a Wolfgang approx 70km from your location just like real Chieftains, who said Armortek did not do the best to add realism.

Cheers
John
by John-Heaps
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 6204

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Hi Mark, i disagree, without REME support how long could a unit last, even foot mounted inf need resupply which requires vehicles, heavy units more so, if it was not for the support arms the teeth arms could not operate, it was all a team effort, ok you did not have to squeeze a trigger, but without...
by John-Heaps
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 6204

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Hi John C, Ref myth of shooting at tanks. on Batus it was not unknown for some grunts with a jimpy turret on their 432 to brass up the back of the tanks thinking they were having a laugh which it was not, i was the gunner on a Chieftain and the OC,s tank had broken down and he taken ours to continue...
by John-Heaps
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Logistics!
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

Re: Logistics!

Gents, to help with grip on ramps i can recommend of all things, skateboard deck tape, its very grippy, a bit like course emery tape, it has a good glue backing (self adhesive) and its water proof and lasts well. That,s if you can bring yourself to enter a skater place and be served by a guy who,s t...
by John-Heaps
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 6204

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Hi Mark, please note i said when a CREWMAN HAD SCREWED UP and broken something it was crate time, not the wagon had broken, when something goes wrong as they do it was normal form to report to the fault to the fitters with as much detail as possible and they would swing in to play to fix it, woo bet...
by John-Heaps
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 287
Views: 45007

Re: Armorteks next model

Shame its a JT, if it had been a scorpion i would have one in a flash, had many happy/unhappy years on them, oh well, hi Armortek any chance of a CVRT Scorpion.

Cheers
John
by John-Heaps
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 6204

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Hi All, even when i was in Belize the taste of the purification tablets was better than screech, even the local Belizian kids who could not afford pop would not touch it, it was terrible but it did have a use, mix powder with less water than quoted on packet and put in a watertight pot, drop in the ...
by John-Heaps
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 51
Views: 6204

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Hi All, to clear up some questions on the firing circuit tester, there was the official version and a locally produced version which is what you have here, normally made locally when the traverse monster had eaten the official one, in use you would mount it in the FNA with the cross drilled hole poi...
by John-Heaps
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: Lazy Susan - turntable

Hi Stephen,
lift bought and bearing ordered, now just have to wait for my KT,
Thanks for your advise.

Regards
John