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by John Clarke
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86586

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Brilliant work Phil, most impressive. I chap I know draws up and makes parts for 1/96 scale model boats/ships. Mineute radar arrays etc. Some purests see it as cheating but I see it as a new practical dimension of modeling. It's brilliant for boats because the light weight parts prevent heavily deta...
by John Clarke
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13892

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Fantastic stuff Richard. Having to remove so much material accurately in such a way is awesome. 8) Just goes to show if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything (Marty BTTF) :D Now the more interesting stuff can be added to the rear end. Problem is you've got to make it first :lol: :lol:
by John Clarke
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 177
Views: 16392

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Metal for me please Dave. 8)
by John Clarke
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 177
Views: 16392

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Looking Great Dave, will these be metal cast or resin?

Let me know when the cupola stuff is ready and the ration boxes too.
by John Clarke
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86586

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

You'll have to tell us how Hedwig turned out :lol:
by John Clarke
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20167

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Best picture I have of the tail pipe lettering. lettering on the left side tail pipe seems to be underneath so that's a Slaters holiday in my book. :lol: If in doubt make it up, I don't think the'll be many that will care, as long as there's a few numbers/ letters no one will know. I can only think ...
by John Clarke
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Hull construction problems of king tiger
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Hull construction problems of king tiger

Keep working at it John, I've been building and rebuilding these things since 1999. The fit can be challenging sometimes, but trust me it can be done. A bit of ingenuity which you have already realised will get you there, stress not. There's plenty of pictures of the KT on the forum and usually an a...
by John Clarke
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20167

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Thanks Steve, it's a tad narrow 5 to 6 mm I guess, but after spending a while on the back end, I just want to get on without faffing about with sizes. Good luck with the hinge, it's a dozey. Three attempts and four 0.5 mm drills later. The exhaust box size had to be changed for the little boxes, hop...
by John Clarke
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20167

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

I've been bogged down this week with changes to the exhaust box again. Steve Norris quite rightly pointed out the position of the Aux exhaust tail pipe position should be closer to the exhaust box face plate. No big deal it looks good there too. But I don't think I'll be changing the angle of the wh...
by John Clarke
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13892

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Certainly is a monster Richard and so is the extra work needed to improve the detail of this superb model.

I'm spending so much time on small details which allow other details to be achieved, it's becoming quite obsessive.

Hoping this will drop off once the hull becomes permanently right way up.
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 27536

Re: Mick's Grant

Love the card board engineering Mick....do it all the time at work, duct tape, welding rods, gives you a chance to see what works. Then engineer it properly when time allows............. Otherwise it becomes semi permanent. :oops: Adrian: I'm old school, If can do it I'll give it a shot, glue and sc...
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 159
Views: 20167

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

It's chomping time. I've changed my angle of attack for the exhaust box. Hoping to knock out two problems with one action. I need to split the exhaust rearface plate into the welded section and the bolted section, so have cut further up the plate. Aligning the cut with the bottom of the aux gen exha...
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Build No.17
Replies: 62
Views: 6492

Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Looking great Mark, is it in factory fresh bronze green?

Your not a power lifter by any chance, I'm dreading the weight of the model once all those components are fitted. I wouldn't be able to lift it without seriously damaging something:oops:
by John Clarke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Steve,s Chieftain #46
Replies: 39
Views: 2989

Re: Steve,s Chieftain #46

Hi Steve Chieftain looks great. I'm desperate to get the hull right side up, but I'm finding it easier to work on the back plate with the nose plate on the floor, hull rear end up. Nice angle plate mod and the bum cheeks look good too. I've chomped up the exhaust box quite bit, but it's for the best...
by John Clarke
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 27536

Re: Mick's Grant

Mick we all do our best, and sharing the knowledge is paramount, your beautiful models are superb. The proof of the pudding are the pictures and explanations that you post. I wish more members of the community would share the challenges, pictures and solutions. We're all in it together. :wink: Note ...