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by Stephen White
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Haven't been completely idle...
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Haven't been completely idle...

Pierse, spoke to Mike, who has a friend who manufactures flintlocks, who recommended this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6y78unkSRo


All the best.

Stephen
by Stephen White
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Haven't been completely idle...
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Haven't been completely idle...

Sorry Pierse, I completely got that one wrong! I'll ask my friend Mike Cecil in Spokane if he can help.
by Stephen White
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Haven't been completely idle...
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Haven't been completely idle...

Pierse Try this, one I wrote earlier. http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=5810&sid=5300eef40be48addbbb29854a42a2568 I used soft bonsai wire for the non-functional springs on the Cent but you can use the same techniques with piano wire to create functioning springs. All the best. S...
by Stephen White
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 87
Views: 9076

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Mark, enjoyed seeing your videos, it's such an impressive model. The smoker is working well and the track squeak is very authentic. Great stuff. Could you perhaps have a word with your tank commander and quietly tell him that if he stands on his seat, he'll be marched off to the jail? That was our w...
by Stephen White
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 137
Views: 15881

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Well done, Ivano, your work is superb. It will very much enhance the select group of Chieftains with their L60 on show. Thanks for all your efforts. Stephen
by Stephen White
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Militracks 2020 POSTPONED to May 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 5051

Re: Militracks 2020 - 19/20 September

Just announced:

Milltracks 2020 now postponed until 15/16 May 2021. All tickets will be refunded.

Such a shame but predictable and wise.

On the bright side, longer to look forward to it. Time also to get a new model or two ready. Any bets on a U/C or two running by then?
by Stephen White
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17367

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Nice one Richard. The box contained the Infantry/Tank telephone, which allowed a dismounted caller to talk on the internal intercom. In theory, an infantryman could indicate targets to the tank commander or point out obstacles. In practice, the infantry were rightly nervous of standing in a cloud of...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 36
Views: 3558

Re: Barrel Stabilization

Vince, hope you're right, it's a holy grail for this scale of models. The proof will be to see whether the stabilisation gets out of phase with the model, once it's running. Can't fault the effort you and Youngjae have put in but it just shows that stab is not half as simple or easy as it looks at f...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Setting up RC Systems
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: Setting up RC Systems

Michael, thanks for the kind comment on the Knowledge Base Topic, good to know it's of use. Your problem is very easy to fix. The sub-trim menu allows you to move the centre position of the relevant channel electronically, in the same way you would use the physical trim control on the transmitter fa...
by Stephen White
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

This is where Mike Stannard got the idea for barrel rifling. http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=970&sid=928893eac42589fafc1034fd3355932b&start=450 I milled the lands but I think now I would use photo etch. I also bored out the kit muzzle to accommodate the thickness of the insert...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1352
Views: 98700

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil, that's a great idea. Just note that you would never have seen an engine in that state in the field. The whole concept of the L60 was that it came as a power pack with rads and ancillaries attached, so that the complete assembly could be exchanged as quickly as possible by the REME Forward R...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 51
Views: 6453

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Just when you think there are no more photos of FO1 out there, another one pops up. This one was posted on the 3RTR Facebook page today. 3 RTR knocked out FO1 on the Aller Crossing recounted elsewhere. (Photo via Adam Hermitage) 105989704_10158685343183385_6321025544048711197_n.jpg There are six ima...
by Stephen White
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wiesel 1A2 TOW
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Wiesel 1A2 TOW

Superb Guenther, really detailed model and unusual subject. Good to see one of the less popular AFVs being built. Reminds me of the US M50 Ontos, which was known as “the thing with a sting”. (Mis)used in Vietnam like the M42 Duster.
by Stephen White
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest
Replies: 7
Views: 559

TankFest

I woke this morning to my calendar telling me it was TankFest tomorrow. It lied. So, to bring back some happy memories of sunshine, tanks (and the odd FAMO), and friends, here is a taste of TankFest 2019 on my YouTube Channel, Tank Builders. https://youtu.be/N0yq6vpZu98 Screenshot 2020-06-24 at 09.5...
by Stephen White
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 137
Views: 15881

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Congratulations Ivano, it’s very atmospheric and a very skillful piece of work.