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by Adrian Harris
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47

That's certainly a cunning way to make hex heads :D

Though I'm going to stick to using BA hardware :lol:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

Armortek have supplied details of the JT barrel so plans are afoot for a 3D printed plug.

The Andrew Dewey book has all of the details apart from the rate of rotation, so if you did find that reference it would be most helpful.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: King Tiger 2019-34
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: King Tiger 2019-34

Do Not Try This At Home !!!

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by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: King Tiger 2019-34
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: King Tiger 2019-34

As far as I'm aware, normal aluminium plate will always have some form of bend in them, caused by the rolling process used during manufacturing. Cutting the shapes required for these kits can exacerbate this in some pieces by altering the stresses in each face, so some will warp more that others. If...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: Lucky to get an Sdkfz-222 - Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4292

Re: Lucky to get an Sdkfz-222 - Looking for Advice

You would need to speak to Armortek to find out if they could make up a custom motion pack for the 222 using the current range of modules.

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Rivet tool
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Rivet tool

3/64" is 1.2mm, so might be OK.

Ebay item 330703010063

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit
Replies: 30
Views: 2496

Re: Build of Ivano's HL230 kit

How much of the pipework comes with the kit and how much have you added ?

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by Adrian Harris
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1137
Views: 139706

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

As long as it's been cleaned with IPA or a similar degreaser then a normal modelling primer should be OK. I've seen some modeller videos where they use standard grey or red oxide car primer as the base cost for 1/35 models. Either superglue or epoxy should be fine. Superglue will set up quicker, dep...
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 231
Views: 30534

Re: Tiger build

Looks a superb model. Just need to see it in its natural environment :-)

I'd kill for a workshop that size. It looks about the footprint of my whole house :shock:

And is that a huge jet engine on the shelf ?

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by Adrian Harris
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on
Replies: 16
Views: 1037

Re: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on

Looks like it's another example of a shared 5V line affecting the modules.

You need to make sure the 5V from the recoil supply can't get back to Module B.

I'm not familiar with the wiring, so won't offer a solution but I'm sure Armortek can provide one.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

The ones Vince designed for the Chieftain are 25mm long and 20mm in diameter. I haven't seen one painted black but I would imagine any longer and the grooves would be invisible. The bigger the bore, the longer the plug would need to be. A muzzle brake makes the rifling all but invisible, except thro...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: Lucky to get an Sdkfz-222 - Looking for Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4292

Re: Lucky to get an Sdkfz-222 - Looking for Advice

Leonard, did you get this 222 working ?

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by Adrian Harris
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Motion Option Pack
Topic: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on
Replies: 16
Views: 1037

Re: Chieftain turret turn motor strange behaviour on initial switch on

I'm using that combination in a King Tiger here at the moment but with the large Motion Control Module and not the Red Box system and no problems so far. I was working on a customer tank yesterday which uses a DX6G3 and AR6600T receiver, again with the large MCM. Every so often, at power up, the sat...
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

Various people have made resin optics for cupolas etc, but I believe it was only Mike Stannard (FOA) who made optically reflective prisms in this scale.

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by Adrian Harris
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1352
Views: 98700

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Still working on the upgraded smoker control.

I had it working with a normal smoker fan :) then a turret turn motor :D then thought I'd try a Tiger drive motor. Fzzzt :cry:

Have ordered some new boards with dual high power MOSFETs, so will go again when they arrive.

Adrian.