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Tamiya Chieftain converted into a MK11


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I must say those stripes are pretty impressive mate. Where did you get em? I was going to paint the stripes on the little fellas on my Mat but am now of the view I'll use those transfers.

Ta

Si

Afternoon Si,

I used these Archer Decals, I also used the water slide decal paper to convert them to standard type decals. Historex stock them and I highly recommend them, very fast shipping.

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Regards

Dan

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A few distance shots, still a lot to do on the build yet.

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Mud guards on the front fenders, recovery ropes and more mud to be added, the final weathering will be done once I've added the base and ground work.

Enjoy

Dan

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A question for you (more curiosity) that's all

Ive noticed that the Bridge Classification that you have put on the tank is 63. Ive always known Chieftain to have a 56 tonne classification ( not actual vehicle weight, as they differ)

Where did you get the info for it?

Bearing in mind that the additional Armour would weigh more, i tried a bit of research but drew a blank.

NIck

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Hi Nick

I did a bit of trawling around the net and found a few pictures, not many but a few with

The bridge weight of 63. It made sense to me that with the Stillbrew Armour package

And TOG's kit that the MK11 would of been a few tonnes heavier than other none Stilbrew

Versions. I also couldn't find any pictures of a MK11 with a bridge weight of 56 ?

Bridge weight is full combat weight, full fuel tanks and fully bombed up along with crew kit and rations,

I remember on one exercise we weighed our 436's we displayed a bridge weight of 18, my wagon weighed 22 tonnes !

I think the MK10 Stillbrew has a bridge weight of 60?

Regards

Dan

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A question for you (more curiosity) that's all

Ive noticed that the Bridge Classification that you have put on the tank is 63. Ive always known Chieftain to have a 56 tonne classification ( not actual vehicle weight, as they differ)

Where did you get the info for it?

Bearing in mind that the additional Armour would weigh more, i tried a bit of research but drew a blank.

NIck

One picture found of a MK10 Stillbrew with a bridge weight of 60 ... All very confusing ?

http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/UK/Chieftain/photos/ChieftainMBT_MkX_Bovington.jpg

And a MK 11 with a bridge weight of 63

http://harveyblackauthor.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/cold-war-3-0251.jpg

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Hi Nick

I did a bit of trawling around the net and found a few pictures, not many but a few with

The bridge weight of 63. It made sense to me that with the Stillbrew Armour package

And TOG's kit that the MK11 would of been a few tonnes heavier than other none Stilbrew

Versions. I also couldn't find any pictures of a MK11 with a bridge weight of 56 ?

Bridge weight is full combat weight, full fuel tanks and fully bombed up along with crew kit and rations,

I remember on one exercise we weighed our 436's we displayed a bridge weight of 18, my wagon weighed 22 tonnes !

I think the MK10 Stillbrew has a bridge weight of 60?

Regards

Dan

Hi Dan,

It is confusing, but never mind, still doesnt detract from a superb model!

I love the way you refer to your 436 as "fully bombed up"!!! :winkgrin:

NIck

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Hi Dan,

It is confusing, but never mind, still doesnt detract from a superb model!

I love the way you refer to your 436 as "fully bombed up"!!! :winkgrin:

NIck

Well we did have 3 blank rounds each and a belt of 10 rounds for the GPMG plus a thunder flash !

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