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by Stephen White
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 465
Views: 52512

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Good progress Phil, cracking on. I guess you'll only put LEDs in the two outer lights? You wouldn't see anything with the naked eye with the IR lights, not that we ever used them, at least not with IR goggles. When the driver's image intensifier sights came in, some drivers used the IR lights but th...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 465
Views: 52512

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Richard, delighted to help. I've sent you some pics by email. All the best. Stephen
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 105
Views: 11840

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Brilliant Dave, Trooper "Genghiz" McCann to a tee. A very fine driver in 4RTR who invented that Scottish delicacy, curried porridge.
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1105
Views: 129126

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Vince, great model, I've very much enjoyed your build thread. If I may offer a view, it would be a pity to short change your model by not using an airbrush! It's a skill, admittedly, but not one that millions haven't mastered without too much pain. A bit of practice on paper or on a plastic model an...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 465
Views: 52512

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, as Steve says, it's fine as is. The turret and some areas of the hull had an anti-slip applied after casting. There is a drawing listed to define the areas on which the paint was applied but I don't sadly have a copy. This shows it was factory applied, to a standard pattern. I did a post on it...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Cambrai

Frank

Vielen Dank für das Posten. Es bedeutet so viel. Der Akt der Erinnerung ist für alle.

Thank you Frank for posting these memorable pictures. The act of Remembrance is for all who suffered from conflict.

We will remember them. Wir werden uns an Sie erinnern.
by Stephen White
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 105
Views: 11840

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Sinister - I'll take that as a compliment Kevin. Better than barking.

Dave, the antenna parts, this time with the correct measurements! In the post.


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by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31882

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

The toe plate to glacis casting weld: IMG_8427 copy.jpg IMG_8648 copy.jpg Phil, as I made clear above, the embossed numbers found throughout the vehicle refer to the Design Authority production drawings for Chieftain. These bear no relation to the ERM of the specific vehicle, other than the drawing ...
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31882

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Phil, the embossed characters refer to the drawing number in the style FV******. I’ll dig out a photo of the weld but I can tell you offhand that it measures 44mm across, ie 7mm in one sixth.
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Cambrai

I joined the Army after gunpowder had gone out of fashion........... I can admit to being in charge of the mixing of gunfire one Cambrai Day. The cookhouse supplied a "Norgie" (= Norwegian food container) Norgie B-500x505.JPG filled with tea and the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant supplied the Pus...
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Cambrai

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Cambrai Day.


We will remember them.
by Stephen White
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Cambrai

102 years ago this evening, Brigadier General Hugh Elles, commanding the Tank Corps in France issued this Special Order of the Day: D16FD139-A681-4D3E-8077-4B44D3502B98.jpeg Cambrai Day is tomorrow, the day the tank came of age in the hands of the world’s first tank unit. Tradition has it that Tanki...
by Stephen White
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31882

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

John, Phil, you were talking about modifying the idler assembly to conceal the Armortek shaft retaining nut. This might help:

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I'm also noting the 45 deg chamfer on the side of the toe plate, which I'll be adding to my list of machining operations.
by Stephen White
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31882

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

and these:

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by Stephen White
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31882

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Try this Phil.

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