Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun May 17, 2020 4:10 pm

Would love to know if the details print out properly.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Kevin Hunter » Sun May 17, 2020 4:54 pm

If the print is half as good as those drawings Vince this will be a masterpiece in its own right.
Quite amazing what you two are achieving between you.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun May 17, 2020 5:05 pm

Thank you Kevin for the nice words. Thing is I am on a learning curve also. As I don't have a filament 3D printer I am not sure what is possible or achievable. I suspect that there is quite a difference between what one can draw and what one can achieve in real life 3D printing.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun May 17, 2020 8:36 pm

The body has now finished printing and boy it looks good! I will print the discs next but I really need some sleep , thank you Vince very much indeed. 8)
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Minimal cleaning up to do as I didn't need to select the supports, just a brim.
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun May 17, 2020 10:27 pm

Thanks for the photos Phil. That looks good. The extra work was worth it.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Ivano Costantini » Mon May 18, 2020 4:26 pm

The first test of the refrigerant tank on the right-hand side made of resin.
Now, I need your opinion, it is possible that in the copies some bolts are not good, the size is small. There are 130 M1.4 bolts in the engine. What do we do, model them with risk or insert them in the metal kit? You know better than me how much they cost.Tank!
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 18, 2020 5:25 pm

Well the bolts are not up to your usual standard! Metal is best as the resin is just not getting the detail, have you thought about the little geu engine slice Ivano ?

Been busy today. Can you see what I did for the main brakes Vince ? I simply reduced the steering brake file down by 20%. 8)
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Lots to clean up.
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Filler primer goes on to fill the printing layers.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Ivano Costantini » Mon May 18, 2020 6:07 pm

Phil, sorry but I don't understand what you mean, do you have a photo?

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 18, 2020 6:59 pm

The gue opposite the main engine 8)
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Mon May 18, 2020 7:40 pm

But I don't have photos, and I don't have measures, without measures it is very difficult for me. Then you need to hear from the boss if he is available.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 18, 2020 8:18 pm

Well I'm happy to have a go at it ivano. 8)
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue May 19, 2020 11:03 am

I've been dawdling the last couple of days with this as shown on the Bovington gearbox.
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Looks like the gearbox to engine coupling. I wonder if it's also a clutch. Sending you the slice file. Do with it as you please.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue May 19, 2020 11:19 am

I was wondering how the coupling functioned, maybe it's a fluid drive like a torque converter? Thank you Vince I will print it today. 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed May 20, 2020 9:54 am

Starting to build up the gearbox and drive train area, it's tricky as it's just a slice but I have a plan, Vince that coupling looks good and printed perfectly!. 8)
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The smoke box is coming along
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Not sure where the four exhaust pipe clusters have to go just yet, so they are tacked in place until the engine gets here.
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Weathering as I go to build up the layers. Those brake dics will be dark silver.
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The smoke box was designed to take some of the "smoke" away but it didn't work! It would have been a hot,oily, dirty and heavy lump to deal with, and many were removed.
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Vince your probably wondering why I didn't use the really wide smoke box, the reason is to give it some character , I have a photo of a similar size smoke box with the brackets and mounts showing just the same.
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There's still lots of cables, hydraulic pipes, brake lines, fuel lines and small units to add, basically it needs filling to draw the eye away from the floor.
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by John Clarke » Wed May 20, 2020 10:09 am

Brilliant work Phil, had to do a double take on it first time I looked at the pictures. 8) I suspect you'l have to chuck some grease, oil and other mess to get that authentic look. Though on parade it might be different. Lashings of Gunk de-greaser. :D
I've got to ask, does the smoker still work too, or have you had to make space for the detail.?
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