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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Lots done.
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Lots of work to be done at this end.
Lots of work to be done at this end.
Lowering the turret turn fixings out of sight
Lowering the turret turn fixings out of sight
Must not forget these.
Must not forget these.
Old holes filled in and new ones drilled
Old holes filled in and new ones drilled
Rubbing flat
Rubbing flat
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We really need the dimensions of the fuel filler caps
We really need the dimensions of the fuel filler caps
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I'm very happy with the look
I'm very happy with the look
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Don't know why this is up there
Don't know why this is up there
Drilling and tapping in situ
Drilling and tapping in situ
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That's better
That's better
A quick look see
A quick look see
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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I am hoping Stephen W will help us with the dimensions of the fillers :D

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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Here you go.

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Many thanks Stephen.
Milling away the sump today .
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Magneto and water pump housing
Magneto and water pump housing
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It just won't fit unless I remove a big chunk
It just won't fit unless I remove a big chunk
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Thanks Stephen, your help is always invaluable !

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Some parts on order so I'm cracking on with the drivers hatch.
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We can't use these
We can't use these
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All dismantled, the hatch sections can be checked against the 1/35 kit parts and used as templates for the outline dimensions
All dismantled, the hatch sections can be checked against the 1/35 kit parts and used as templates for the outline dimensions
Rolled armour effect completed but hard to make out in this photo
Rolled armour effect completed but hard to make out in this photo
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I'm using spare parts from previous builds , so long as there's plenty of material to machine away I'm happy, it beats waiting on stock to arrive by post. That's a KT escape hatch on the left and possibly an interior part from a 251 or 7 kit.
I'm using spare parts from previous builds , so long as there's plenty of material to machine away I'm happy, it beats waiting on stock to arrive by post. That's a KT escape hatch on the left and possibly an interior part from a 251 or 7 kit.
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So I shall be standing by this machine for a few afternoons.
So I shall be standing by this machine for a few afternoons.
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I have lots of farming chores to do this time of the year but trying to get the afternoons in the workshop, it just means very early starts.
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Easy math for the hinges, 4mm by 4mm by 4mm by 4mm by 4mm by 6mm high.
Easy math for the hinges, 4mm by 4mm by 4mm by 4mm by 4mm by 6mm high.
Hinges
Hinges
10mm thick with lots to come off and an underside to detail to.
10mm thick with lots to come off and an underside to detail to.
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Coming on that's both parts roughed out.
Coming on that's both parts roughed out.
Lots of milling
Lots of milling
That's the 1/35 hatches for scale.
That's the 1/35 hatches for scale.
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Moving on with the drivers hatch
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The last of the outline cuts.
The last of the outline cuts.
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Tiny parts for the hatch furniture
Tiny parts for the hatch furniture
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This is the gap that will need addressing now the hatch profile  is correct
This is the gap that will need addressing now the hatch profile is correct
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The water pump
The water pump
It's coming on.
It's coming on.
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Just machining photos or photos of machining, the drivers hatch continued.
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Sometimes there's so much swarf you just can't see what you are cutting and one slip could mean making a whole new part, the dro helps no end.
Sometimes there's so much swarf you just can't see what you are cutting and one slip could mean making a whole new part, the dro helps no end.
I don't have a boring tool so I use the rotary chuck which gives me any size I require
I don't have a boring tool so I use the rotary chuck which gives me any size I require
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It's an awkward shape to hold
It's an awkward shape to hold
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I don't think we can use these periscope covers
I don't think we can use these periscope covers
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It's a big hole
It's a big hole
Almost ready to start on the periscopes
Almost ready to start on the periscopes
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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That's a significant amount of machining you have had to do Phil!

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