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by neil pudney
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Paul & Robin's Centurion
Replies: 120
Views: 45747

Re: Paul & Robin's Centurion

hi robin, good to see your centurion is taking shape nicely. I got stuck in to building the hull of mine, (centurion No 14) today after much waiting and pondering over what to start doing first. Ive got about half of my tracks done now, i decided early on to paint and weather them but didn't realise...
by neil pudney
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Centurion #18
Replies: 69
Views: 26781

Re: Centurion #18

hi kevin, you certainly have got a faulty part there, i got on with my hull build this morning and all holes line up perfectly with pin point precision.Glad you gave us the info though as it made me double or triple check everything as i built the hull.
best wishes,neil
by neil pudney
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING
Replies: 14
Views: 8120

Re: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING

hi sean, if you add a bit more black to suit your taste then add the dry brushed aluminium the track really transforms into a nicely weathered track. I have found infact that a mix of 30% black looks perhaps a bit better. The way to do it really is to experiment with a couple of tracks, if you dont ...
by neil pudney
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Centurion #18
Replies: 69
Views: 26781

Re: Centurion #18

Hi kevin, reading your article is helpful to me and im sure many others as i'm just about to dry fit parts now xmas is over i can get on with some building and etch priming on my centurion. All i have done so far due to family committments over xmas is about half the tracks ! I will certainly take n...
by neil pudney
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING
Replies: 14
Views: 8120

Re: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING

Hi kevin, as im painting these indoors i tend to hand brush instead of airbrushing to save causing annoyance to the rest of the family.I will do the same with many other smaller parts as i go along. I love the smell of drying humbrol paint in the morning but the rest of the family may not have the s...
by neil pudney
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING
Replies: 14
Views: 8120

Re: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING

Hi sean, actually i thought that before i started but once i got going i was amazed at how far the paint is going. To give you an example i mixed one 14ml amount (one tin) and so far have painted 25 links and still have lots left, i reckon i can do at least 50 links on one amount so four or five tin...
by neil pudney
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING
Replies: 14
Views: 8120

TANK TRACK PAINTING AND WEATHERING

I know many of us have our own way of painting and weathering tracks and i know some do not even bother leaving them shiny silver as they came from armortek. I have over the years used different methods depending on the type of tank i was building (1/35 scale injection kits)but seem to always come b...
by neil pudney
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Paul & Robin's Centurion
Replies: 120
Views: 45747

Re: Paul & Robin's Centurion

Hi robin, you may be right there but when i get to the stowage bins part of the build i might get a couple and see how they look,or try making some up of course !

regards,neil
by neil pudney
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Paul & Robin's Centurion
Replies: 120
Views: 45747

Re: Paul & Robin's Centurion

hi robin, not sure if these miniature toggle latches are ok for our purposes but i saw them for sale online at this web site, they are miniature and the sizes look ok, go to http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=1520894&CMP=e-2072-00001000&gross_price=true please let me know what you thin...
by neil pudney
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: CENTURION FITTINGS
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Re: CENTURION FITTINGS

hi stephen,thanks for letting me know about the cable drum , i was fairly sure that was what it was for but you have really helped me understand the full workings of it. As for the browning mount i know looking at tanks on the internet that the browning 1919 type mount was fairly basic, there does s...
by neil pudney
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: CENTURION FITTINGS
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

CENTURION FITTINGS

I have a fair amount of centurion reference books and photos to help me build the armortek centurion, i am going to model mine on a 1960s British version and have bought an AFV club 1/35 kit that they produce with the Nato Version to help me along the way. I also have the great Tamiya Kit of the Cen...
by neil pudney
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1015
Views: 299834

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

As a first time builder of an armortek model i can see how some could be hesitant/ worried about the task of building and detailing that lies ahead. I for one have built models (plastic tanks, aircraft etc Tamiya, Hasegawa, Airfix) for most of my life on and off when i have got the urge to get out t...
by neil pudney
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: FITTING FUTABA 2.4 GHZ RX MODULE
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: FITTING FUTABA 2.4 GHZ RX MODULE

Hi mark, i think i should be ok as the receiver has an option for either the new s-bus system or the older analogue system of connecting servos, the radio is a real improvement of the older futaba sets i have.
by neil pudney
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: CENTURION TRAINING BOOKLET
Replies: 6
Views: 2831

Re: CENTURION TRAINING BOOKLET

Hi kevin, i will send what i have scanned to you, thanks for the message.
by neil pudney
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: FITTING FUTABA 2.4 GHZ RX MODULE
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: FITTING FUTABA 2.4 GHZ RX MODULE

Hi adrian, thanks for that, i will double check with mark on that. I fly model aircraft and have only just been converted to go onto the 24 ghz system as most of the club has gone over to it. I have several futaba sets on the 35 mhz frequency but wasn't sure if any tank users use that frequency. Usi...