Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:00 pm

I have now installed the drivers compartment, connected the various circuits and it all was working well, went and had a cuppa came back, fired up the engines and nothing! The sound module has decided to not make a sound, there's voltage getting to it but no beep when I switch on and no sound selection, any one have any ideas? Everything else is working at is should.
I'm not going to break the warranty seal so I reckon it's back to Armortek for a check over, thank God they are so good with this type of problem!
As I was at a loss I've made a start on the Armorpax oil containers , helmets and water cans before I start on the turret proper.
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Very nice resin castings Dave, with little flashing to clean up
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I have removed the sound module for checks.
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All the leds are working a treat, one on fused permanent live and switched via the toggle left hand side of the driver, the other switched from the tx and comes on when any of the lighting circuits are selected.
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He's in there and fixed in place for now.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:00 pm

Great build, industrial speed construction, always worth checking in on, regards simon manning.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Marcus Kwa » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:41 am

Who wouldn't like an 'office' like that? Pure 1/6 scale crewman pampering.....

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:25 pm

Now to the turret. 8)
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Decal next for the oil cans.
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There's an awful lot of detail required to get the light projector unit looking the part.
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I would recommend using a powered wire brush to prep the turret casting.
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Very complex machining involved in the smoke dischargers
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I need to make new brackets that look more like the real thing. Would anyone have any good photos of the brackets?
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Steve Ellis » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:07 pm

Hi Phil

Hope these help.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:25 am

Cheers Steve they are the best I've seen! 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:37 pm

Smoke discharger brackets, as usual there are a few variations but I have gone for the batus mk5 compromise.
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I'm using the integral peg method to mount them , I will need to fill the stock holes and machine slot.
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Left and right are quite different
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As you can see the discharger is in the same kit position, the new brackets are not.
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Post by John Clarke » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:05 pm

They are really very good Phil. Like em 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:56 pm

More turret progress 8)
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Filling in and rubbing down the kit machined slots.
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I have repositioned this discharger down a few mil as it was a bit to high.
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This front cheek almost done.
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That fire extinguisher is a little to long, detailing the antenna armoured box.
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I have simply encased the stock box in heavy plasticard to replicate the mk5 plating.
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The fire extinguisher is now just about right in length, it was way to long before the extra plate was added.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:45 pm

Turret progress. I have a few smaller parts missing but Monique is on the case! 8)
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I've used some of the nicely detailed Armorpax tie down welded loops around the turret roof. I'm a!so waiting on the lovely Armorpax wiper unit upgrades to.
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Prepping parts .
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The cupola is a work of art! The periscope tenons need some dressing to get them to slot in.
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She's coming together.
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The baskets are great, there's a lot of work gone into those.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:04 pm

Hi Phil,

Following on from a post on another thread by Stephen about wording and inferences...........is the extinguisher way too long? or is it just longer than where you would like to sit it? If its the former I'll see what we can do before the production mould, if its the later could you change your statement a little :-)

Wiper mould landed back with me today so all being well vulcanised this weekend, sprues cut in during the week and ready to start casting later next week.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:45 pm

Good point Dave, someone would need to measure and scale the antenna box to ascertain the correct dimensions of that before I could comment futher, I'm sure Stephen knows the correct length of the extinguishers . I'm just looking at reference photos and adjusting the mounting points to suit your beautiful pieces 8)
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Stephen White » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:49 pm

Dave, Phil,

My master for the BCF fire extinguisher was scaled from the real thing.

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Post by Steve Ellis » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:17 am

Hi Phil
Some images of the TUAAM box the antenna base sits on.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:05 pm

Not much to report, been building the turret kit locker. I will fit tomorrow . 8)
Thanks for those photos Steve, the antenna box comes in various configurations, some are made from folded steel, some with welded seams, some welded to the turret like the later Mk above with stillbrew and some with a standoff mounting, I have gone for standoff mk5 type.
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All soldered prepared and etched
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