Manny's Chieftain

Forum for discussion relating to the Chietain MBT
Post Reply
Manny Leung
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 33 times

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!😁
rps20200519_130237.jpg
rps20200519_130417.jpg
just keep the track tight and there is little to no rubbing on the drive case.
rps20200519_130554.jpg

Steve Norris
Posts: 1032
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:42 am
Location: Manchester
Has liked: 3 times
Been Liked: 309 times

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.
Regards
Steve

Manny Leung
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 33 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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.
Chieftain_MkV_Kuwait_3.jpg
hopefully will look something like this
Attachments
20120502-015732.jpg
20120502-015732.jpg (60.96 KiB) Viewed 1344 times
20120502-0201011.jpg
20120502-0201011.jpg (60.27 KiB) Viewed 1344 times

Andy McMath
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Location: Chorley UK
Has liked: 10 times
Been Liked: 16 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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

Looking good Manny 👍

User avatar
Robert E Morey
Posts: 1796
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:59 am
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Has liked: 1 time
Been Liked: 167 times

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>!
B

Manny Leung
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 33 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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!

Manny Leung
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 33 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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

IMG-20200828-WA0000~2.jpg
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😁

User avatar
John Clarke
Posts: 862
Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:06 pm
Location: Staffordshire
Been Liked: 643 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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.
8) 8) 8)
Oh Man, I only ride em I don't know what makes them work,
Definatley an Anti-Social type

Manny Leung
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 33 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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👍.

Regards

User avatar
John Clarke
Posts: 862
Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:06 pm
Location: Staffordshire
Been Liked: 643 times

Re: Manny's Chieftain

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
PC1304991.jpg
PC1304891.jpg
PC1304891.jpg (138.84 KiB) Viewed 318 times
PC1305001.jpg
PC1305001.jpg (137.84 KiB) Viewed 318 times
Oh Man, I only ride em I don't know what makes them work,
Definatley an Anti-Social type

Post Reply