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Tamiya Chieftain converted into a MK11


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I was really pleased with the nice paint finish on mine. Then I saw what Dan is doing. It's lovely, just with that slightly faded, dusty look. Many congratulations - it's me who has the hard act to follow.

Just hoping for a bit of nice weather Sunday afternoon. I have a Rugby Club meeting tonight, the London Double Header tomorrow and am coaching Sunday, so that will be my opportunity...

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:thumbsup: Lovely job Danbo - I'm surprised about the AK Burnishing Fluid though, as I've used that on one of my armour builds, and it's been brilliant :) You cut it 50/50 with water and drop in the tracks, but you must clean them in soapy water beforehand to get any grease off, as that slows/stops the reaction. Is that what you did? :hmmm:

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Thank you chaps, the build is on hold for a week whilst I take a week off on holiday.

Matt, I'm looking forward to catching up with your build fella about time we had an update :-)

Mike, washed the tracks with warm soapy water and scrubbed with an old tooth brush I then dipped them in Acetone just to make sure

They were really clean?

Bangor Lad, looking forward to playing with the mud, it looks easier than making my own stuff up.

Catch you all in a weeks time

Dan

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Matt, I'm looking forward to catching up with your build fella about time we had an update :-)

I'll tell you the tale of woe of why I didn't get any work done on Sunday as planned. This is almost a tale from still being in the mob.

Friday night I had a Coaches' meeting at the Rugby Club. Naturally once formal proceedings and a curry supper were dealt with there was a little bit of polite conversation, networking and bonding all accompanied by the customary lubricant. I made it home at a relatively sensible hour, and refrained from singing Mother Mo Chroi as I came in.

Saturday was the London Double Header at Twickenham, and as is customary Sunray drove and we met friends for a car park party. We were then due to watch the London Irish match and head back via central London for a pleasant kebab at a Mediterranean restaurant of our acquaintance. Having piled into the car when festivities were over and decided to rest my eyes for a moment I awoke in Buckinghamshire, un-kebabbed. As Sunray and Sunray Minor were also unfed there was a distinct frosty atmosphere.

Sunday morning I made it out of bed (or technically off the sofa) in plenty of time to feed Sunray Minor and walk him down to the Club to coach him at Rugby. I will gloss over the fact that I couldn't find his kit and he forgot his gumshield, and that Sunray found the former where I had put it for safekeeping in May and the latter on the kitchen worktop and drove to find us to hand them over.

Therefore Sunday afternoon instead of setting to work on the Chieftain I weeded the terrace, tidied all the children's play stuff from the garden, assisted with Sunray Minor's prep and cooked both Sunday and Monday's dinners. The moral of this story is always check the labels on Innis & Gunn beer bottles as the blonde may slip down beautifully, but on a hot day at 6% it is not conducive to happy family relations or alertness on car journeys...

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I've been following this build closely and I have been inspired!

(so much so that I've dug my Chieftain out of the stash, and spent a lot of money at Accurate Armour!)

Great work, really inspirational! :)

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After a bit of a break, I'm back on the Chieftain project, so thanks for all

the comments guys.

Added the search light lens

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Side skirts are now pre shaded

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OMD-80 and OEP-220 oil drums primed in black and the shackle which sits on the front deck. This will get a nice

Alclad paint finish.

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More to follow.

Regards

Dan

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