Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Phil Dawe
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Nothing like a bit of dirt on your pride and joy! :D

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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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That's one track weathered, that's a lot of work
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What a mess but it's worth it
What a mess but it's worth it
The business side of the track to cover now
The business side of the track to cover now
Every divet is filled
Every divet is filled
Some run time will wear away the pigment around the contact areas
Some run time will wear away the pigment around the contact areas
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Well I like it
Well I like it
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Just needs some run time to bed it all in
Just needs some run time to bed it all in
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Remaining weathering is now done, also put together the charging socket and flying lead.
Really just the vin plates and the camo net to do, oh and the union flag needs replacing for a good one.
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Last one
Last one
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Quick check
Quick check
All checks out just fine
All checks out just fine
Spare ends Mr Dawe
Spare ends Mr Dawe
I supposed pigments are very much like mud as that's what they are made of
I supposed pigments are very much like mud as that's what they are made of
Charging lead and plug stowage
Charging lead and plug stowage
That camo net to finish
That camo net to finish
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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She's all back together with just a few loose ends to tie up like the VRN, any relevant call sign and the "Phillips" logo for the searchlight.
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A quick touch up here
A quick touch up here
I've put a selection of connectors in the stowage bin Mr Dawe
I've put a selection of connectors in the stowage bin Mr Dawe
The batteries were fairly low
The batteries were fairly low
This can now be buttoned up for the last time
This can now be buttoned up for the last time
Cleaning the paint off the yellow MOD part number tags
Cleaning the paint off the yellow MOD part number tags
I hope the camo net will do
I hope the camo net will do
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Ignore the Union flags for now
Ignore the Union flags for now
All done here
All done here
Chipping and the odd mark and scuff here and there
Chipping and the odd mark and scuff here and there
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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A little more done this morning.
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Now for something different, I'm using a small amount of thread lock at just one end of the release pin for each track, in an emergency this pin can quickly and easily be removed, if after running for a while the pins starts to drift I will poke a split pin in but we will see.
Now for something different, I'm using a small amount of thread lock at just one end of the release pin for each track, in an emergency this pin can quickly and easily be removed, if after running for a while the pins starts to drift I will poke a split pin in but we will see.
The Centurion must be the easiest model for track tension adjustment
The Centurion must be the easiest model for track tension adjustment
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Track tension a fists width
Track tension a fists width
Turning the bazooka plate fixings back a little so there's no chance of the track " wipping" them
Turning the bazooka plate fixings back a little so there's no chance of the track " wipping" them
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Decals
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The Phillips logo to mount and a question for Mr Dawe, where does the stock number decal go, I can't find a photo of that anywhere?
The Phillips logo to mount and a question for Mr Dawe, where does the stock number decal go, I can't find a photo of that anywhere?
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So awkward to mount, I did bugger up the first decal as it dissolved when I used wicking cyno to fix it.
So awkward to mount, I did bugger up the first decal as it dissolved when I used wicking cyno to fix it.
Good ol microsol
Good ol microsol
The new replacement union flag is nice
The new replacement union flag is nice
Just a little trimming required to the top edge
Just a little trimming required to the top edge
Better if a bit to clean
Better if a bit to clean
This stuff is just PVA but I didn't know that when I ordered it
This stuff is just PVA but I didn't know that when I ordered it
Always some fitting to be done
Always some fitting to be done
These can hang under the front bollards to add a little more interest
These can hang under the front bollards to add a little more interest
I haven't fixed it in place , the decal needs to be totally dry before I attempt the bending process
I haven't fixed it in place , the decal needs to be totally dry before I attempt the bending process
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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The bonding of the two searchlight decals and the extra shackles are hung
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Well he looks pleased
Well he looks pleased
The NATO stock number is mounted flush whereas the makers plate is proud
The NATO stock number is mounted flush whereas the makers plate is proud
The extra towing shackles are tucked away
The extra towing shackles are tucked away
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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It was worth the time and effort in having the plates made. Huge thanks to Dave Dibbs who helped getting the decals made in Germany and to Adrian Clayton in Australia who owns a number of real ex Aussie Army Cents and has a brand new Searchlight with pristine ID plates that he kindly photographed.

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