Centurion Bridgelayer

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by neil pudney » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:56 pm

hello david, like everyone else i am fascinated by what you have achieved here.As someone who will be just building the centurion as it came out of the box,(well almost)it is so exciting to see what people like you with the acquired skills to do it can do with an armortek kit. It looks also that you have achieved a good snug fit with the rubber wheels, something which seems to be causing concern from other articles i have read. Im not up to that stage yet as its taken me two months just to paint and weather each track link. I really wanted to do that at the outset and now done im glad i have done it as it brings out the detail of the superb alloy castings. Just joining all the tracks together was a fair old job but an enjoyable one. I shall keep coming back to your article to see how things are going, keep up the good work !!
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by simon_manning » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:01 pm

what an achievement david, a fantastic model,regards simon manning.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:58 pm

Holy Peat! That thing is BIG! Awesome model David! Nearly as big as your garage. How does the bridge go from vertical to resting on the tank? Hopefully hydraulic assist as well! That would be a massive crash landing if not buffered or assisted somehow. Too cool! Thanks for sharing this and all of your amazing projects.
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Bob Gould » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:21 pm

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:36 pm

Photo of the bridge now with 3000 bolts.Pity i did not think of scrapping it before i fitted the bolts.
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by neil pudney » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:52 pm

Hi david, an amazing feat of model engineering, reminds me in a way of a main spar from an old hurricane fighter or similar!!
It never ceases to amaze me the skill some people have when i see things like this, congratulations on creating something unique for us all to admire.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Dave Nadin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:25 pm

Hi Dave, what aknock out, your build skill puts me in the shadows lol. just one qustioned ? will the bridge be capable of takeing the running wight of a centurain ?

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:53 pm

Hi
not properly tested yet but should take the weight,



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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by simon_manning » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:23 pm

a master class in construction, well done david a forum high point, regards simon manning.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:09 pm

Hi,
Thanks to Armortek I can know rebuild my Bridge layer.



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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Chris glover » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:15 pm

Excellent News ! :D

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:10 pm

Hello David,

why do you have to rebuild it :shock:
Have fun building, Kind regards
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:59 pm

Hi.
I took my first one apart and turned it into a BARV..




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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Steve Stuart » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:30 pm

It will be very good to see the Bridge Layer literally rise again! It was a most impressive model, seeing it at Bovington was a highlight of the day, so brilliant news! :D
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by simon_manning » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:05 pm

good news in the kingdom, the bridgelayer is back in production, a superb topic, amazing build, well done david, regards simon.

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