Manny's Chieftain

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Manny's Chieftain

Post by Manny Leung » Tue May 19, 2020 1:11 pm

Hi all, just a few pics of my progress with the model, got it running this morning and everything is working as it should.HAPPY!😁
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just keep the track tight and there is little to no rubbing on the drive case.
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Re: Manny's Chieftain

Post by Steve Norris » Tue May 19, 2020 3:34 pm

Hi Manny
Congratulations on reaching this milestone, you Chieftain is looking very nice and your crewman looks happy with the progress.
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Post by Manny Leung » Tue May 19, 2020 3:50 pm

Thanks Steve, the tank will be painted in desert sand of the Kuwait army as inspired by the Takom model kit.
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hopefully will look something like this
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Re: Manny's Chieftain

Post by Andy McMath » Tue May 19, 2020 7:19 pm

Looking good Manny 👍

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Re: Manny's Chieftain

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu May 21, 2020 2:57 am

I really like the desert camo - will look great and very different! I thought that photo was a Centurion at first <I know blasphemy>!
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Post by Manny Leung » Thu May 21, 2020 6:02 pm

https://youtu.be/9RDFWAJ4VmI

Just a test posting YouTube links.

A privately owned chieftain having fun!

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Re: Manny's Chieftain

Post by Manny Leung » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:27 pm

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The basic build of my Chieftain MK5P is now complete (phew!). it's painted in desert sand base colour, now the fun part of the build begins,that is adding details and get it properly painted and weathered(which I haven't a clue ) so it'll be commissioned out to be painted.but that's in the future,in the meantime I'm going to relax and enjoy running the tank😁

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Post by John Clarke » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:54 am

Looks awesome, well done Manny.

Certainly not a easy build, but you've made a wonderful job of it.

Hope it performs a good as it looks.
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Post by Manny Leung » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:14 pm

You're too kind John! Compare to yours and others build mine is pretty mundane, but I put this beast together from 5 boxes of bits and I feel really good about it👍.

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Post by John Clarke » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:33 am

You should feel good about it, and an excellent job you've done. :mrgreen:

When you consider you have one of around six known completed Armortek Chieftains, that's about the same amount as the first batch of prototypes built in the late 1950's.

This makes you one of the experts.

Hundreds of Armourtek Tiger tanks of one form or another have been built, it's now down to a fine art. Faults and problems well known.

Not so with Chieftain, give it a thrash, give us a service report. Performance, Track tension, Knocking noises and what falls off.
All the useful things to know. :lol:

Here's a 5P I could have brought at the time. Just didn't have the drive space :cry: :mrgreen: :cry:

Ps there's a few cheeky differences on this 5P
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Post by Manny Leung » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:57 pm

Been doing a bit of detailing on the back of the Chieftain, I'm not going for 100% accuracy as it's beyond my abilities at the moment but just try to make it look more busy.👌
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Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:19 pm

Looks like you're making good progress :D

It does look weird with the back off but gives a good idea of how little space there is in the back of such an apparently large model.

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Re: Manny's Chieftain

Post by John Clarke » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:46 pm

Great detailing Manny, love the ability to remove the rear end, something I cannot do any more.
Being able to dismantle I think certainly make things easier. Welding and filling joints on my Chieftain hampers my ability to work on it in the little space I have.
One of the reasons I was so attracted to the UC as my next model very few welds and sealed joints.
The open rear end certainly shows space on the panniers which I was hoping mount the control gear, it's going to be tight. :)
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Re: Manny's Chieftain

Post by Richard Goodwin » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:38 pm

A nice build Manny, well done 8)

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