Chieftain Prototype Build

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:23 am

Wow indeed, I'm looking at the available space over the motors for those half engines (plural), or if I move the motors and gearboxes towards the middle of the hull I would then have a blank canvas, albeit the chain drives in the way, so much to think about 8)

Could I be cheeky and ask the boss to just place a rule into the engine bay and let us know the distance available between the deck and the motors please? :) It might seem trivial but it's something that I need really to discuss with the guy that is going to produce the model engine.

Looking at the photo I think I may be able to slip the vertically apposed L60 in between those electric motors, well a good percentage of it anyway. If at all possible I want the fan drives to be functional, with maybe the flywheel spinning also.
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Mark Heaps » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 pm

Looking very nice but the back decks really need the T-Piece, and if it is to be realistic then the serial number ( VRN ) needs to be on the T-Piece as well as on the hull.
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Richard Goodwin » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:33 pm

Mark Heaps wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Looking very nice but the back decks really need the T-Piece, and if it is to be realistic then the serial number ( VRN ) needs to be on the T-Piece as well as on the hull.
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Mark,

Would the VRN be the Registration No or a Chassis No? Also, would it be raised or stamped in?

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Armortek » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 am

Machining of the turret has started. First op has been to mill a flat surface and a recess for the turret ring to eventually fit.

Ruler is just there to give a size comparison .. that is not really how we measure :-)
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:38 am

You know that steel rule......would you mind just slipping into that beautiful engine bay perchance :roll: 8)

That thing is huge, for a second I thought that was a 6" steel rule!
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by John Clarke » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:26 pm

WOW :D
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Richard Goodwin » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 pm

If only Armortek made beer............ :twisted:

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by John Clarke » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:23 pm

Hi Richard

Maybe they could! and you could get tank'ed :P :P :P
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Kevin Hunter » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:53 pm

But what good is a 1/6 pint?? :D

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Armortek » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:24 pm

We have made some good progress on the prototype over the last couple of days.
Turret has been machined as well as the front armour. Pretty pleased with how it has all turned out so far.
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Steve Norris » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:39 pm

Looking good,
Can you post a pic showing how long the Chieftain is compared to the Elefant
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by David Brady » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:35 pm

Looks amazing well done Armortek

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by John Clarke » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 pm

WOW :D :D :D
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by simon_manning » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:25 pm

A very impressive beast, The customers getting one should be very pleased, stunning model. regards simon.

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by andymusgrove » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:52 pm

Very pleased Simon 😁. She is looking fantastic.

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