Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:53 pm

I can adapt the cupola ones no problem 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:37 pm

Fiddly job these wipers but a very nice addition to the build. 8) The gap under the centre section of the card mount I will fill and bevel, small fixing may also be added. Using the plasticard mount means that you can remove the units as a pair for painting, then finally bonding in place when all is finished.
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Mounting the wipers left handed with the odd one out of sync.
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The wipers in service end up looking like this.
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I did try the direct mounting method but found it easier using the plasticard mount.
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I have a system using the plasticard mount technique
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About as small as I like to work with.
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When I was looking through my reference photos to ascertain the correct wiper angles a d wether they were handed or not, it seems the wipers in service although straight and parallel to begin with become out of sync and all over the place. So don't worry about the positions to much.
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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:02 pm

Good system Phil :-),

Based on one of your pics the wipers for the gunner are a reverse of the ones supplied. I am sure they can be modded but won't work as is. Might need to do a pair of gunners wipers a pair of drivers.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:57 pm

I shall look forward to receiving those Dave, many thanks Phil. 8)
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Post by Mark Heaps » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:13 pm

The wiper blade drive shafts on each cupola wiper drive motor could not get out of synch. Any photo or video suggesting such is down to either one shaft has lost all drive ( never experienced this ) or the grub screws securing the blade to the drive shaft have become loose and only occasionally catching on the drive shaft. Simple check was to lift the blades away from the lens and then try to turn one of them. If all was correct there should be a lot of resistance and the other would turn with it. If either turned freely, tighten the grub screws

The drive motors for the wipers on the drivers sight and gunners sight were different items and operated in a different way. I am not sure after all this time if the wiper blades for those were interchangable with those of the cupola wipers.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:09 pm

Lots done, having a break from finishing the NBC box. Turret detailing and there's tons of it. 8)
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There are fittings to add all over the turret roof.
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Making the loaders hatch hold back brackets.
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I keep a good stock of various profile pieces .
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The commanders periscope wiper , there's lots more work to be done here.
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Scaling from that little kit keeps the size of the new fittings and the placement nice and accurate.
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I use all kinds of spare parts from other kits, often cut down to create the detail . This smoke discharger bracket makes three turret fittings.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:37 pm

More turret roof detailing and the nr side kit basket goes on. 8)
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The loaders hatch will need lots more work inside and out.
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I had to reposition the basket bracket lugs to get it to fit but no big deal.
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Marking out the inner hatch detail for me to ponder over.
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I have absolutely no idea what the square block is for.
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Post by John Clarke » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:50 am

It's all looking impressive Phil, lots of detail other models can only dream of. I haven't looked too hard at the model cupola and was wondering how easy it is to turn the commanders machine gun hatch/ roof/mount.
It does make you wonder how far a commander could actually turn in his position to actually use the cupola machine gun. 90 degrees off turret front centre maybe? It must have been uncomfortable beyond that even just searching for targets.
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Post by Marco Peter » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:47 am

On the last pic those antenna-bases look so German! :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:57 am

Thanks guys, the cupola rotates very easily but I won't be fitting a servo to that, well I had no plans to. The Ali antenna base is indeed German and I will need to fill those flutes in to make it more convincing, the rubber mount is the clansman base from m Armorpax! 8)
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Post by John Clarke » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:07 pm

Thanks Phil for the info on the cupola. I was thinking more of a "servo yacht winch" than just a ordinary servo, You can easily get 2 to 3 360's from servo winch drive output with a considerable hi torque. Add a couple of pulley wheels and a belt, should easily get a 180' total on the hatch/machine gun mount.
When Dave at Armorpax, finishes the Cupola bits, a moving illuminated spot lamp maybe too, then add a super brite LED to the Armortek machine gun sound module output.
Should be 8) during twilight hour driving.

Like a majestic swan, the cupola machine gun and lamp swings round effortlessly. Where in reality the hatch is closed and the commander is frantically working hard below, trying not to put his back out looking for targets, and of course having to deal with all his other duties too.
(You'd only need the models commander head shoulders, head phones and beret just under the hatch) (No dandruff jokes please :D )

I'm always looking for an easy animated option. :wink:
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:35 pm

Nice one John, I've been doing some research today so I can add even more detail to this important area. 8)
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Post by Stephen White » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:43 pm

Phil Woollard wrote:
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Is this Chieftain?
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Post by Steve Ellis » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:34 pm

Hi Phil
I just happen to have a Commanders Sight sitting on a shelf in my workshop, I can send some pics if you like.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:08 am

Steve that sounds great! 8)
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