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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #125 on: August 07, 2017, 03:50:40 PM »
Another fine up date, you must the patience of a saint Mal nice work mate  8)
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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #126 on: August 26, 2017, 08:24:30 AM »
Wow, this is one every involved build. 8)

You must eating,drinking and sleeping Centurion by now.

Hats off to you, its going to be a fine tank and well worth the effort that you have put into it ..


Andy  8) 8)
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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #127 on: August 28, 2017, 08:02:22 AM »
Thanks for the kind words guys, but of late it's been like a gluten free diet  - 'cept Cent free, rather than gluten.
Have just got some more bolts, so that may change....

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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #128 on: September 13, 2017, 09:38:06 AM »
An issue with finishing the Horstmann units – the socket head screws I’ve been using are pretty good, but in this one area – 87727-087729-1– the head is too big & obstructs travel, so ordered these button head screws  (M2.5 X 8mm )– 87731-287733-3–
These replace the screw at the top of the swing arm, where the PZ III shocks are attached – 87735-487737-5– this means they no longer obstruct travel – 87739-6 – the downside is that rather than needing a single size Allen key to work on the suspension, you now need 2 different sizes.

Fully re-equipped unit – 87741-7 – mounted to unit – 87743-8 – swung up into final position – 87745-9 -  3 units done – 87747-10 –

Mal
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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #129 on: September 13, 2017, 09:41:03 AM »
There was one unit where the inner & outer skins were so close together that the swing arms could not be attached – performed a Hot Water Rescue to fix that – 87749-0 – using boiling water & the T handle screw driver – the thick part being the exact sized space.

All 6 units done, just A missing it’s coil spring – 87751-187753-2–
Dry fitting to the hull – 87755-387757-4– can’t help feeling a little disappointed that they’re not bolt on, like the originals.

Mal
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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #130 on: October 17, 2017, 12:45:13 PM »
More done, the weekend before last I ran into a problem, these – 88908-0 – the internal adapter rings to allow for the sloped side walls – they go on the end of the double roller mounts – 88910-188912-2– however, with the use of the hex standoffs, they’re a larger diameter than the centre hole.

In theory it’s an easy fix, just drill it out to the right size….. the problem became apparent when I applied the drill – could not hold the ring in place, so it turned with the drill, tried various vices & pliers, but it would just twist out. Tried melting a larger hole, but ran out of gas for my burner.

What I eventually came up with was to glue the rings in place – 88914-388916-488918-588920-688922-7– wait 24 hrs and then drill – worked like a charm.
Bolted the rollers in place, tightening them with my palm ratchet – 88924-888926-9–

Mal
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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #131 on: October 17, 2017, 12:48:43 PM »
You’ll recall I was a bit disappointed that the Horstmann bogies are not bolt on like the originals?
Thought about that & experimented – 88928-0 – used M2.5 X 6mm button heads, though in that first installation the bolts were a bit too close to the bottom of the hull.
Thinking about this, wondered if I could do similar with the Final Drive cases – 88930-188932-288934-3.

Finished installing the 2nd & 3rd bogeys, bolts a bit higher up on these – 88936-488938-5–

Still the other side to do.

Mal
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HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
2 X Bruder MB Actros Low Loader - 4 axle, Bruder MAN TGA
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Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion
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Re: Christian Ludwig Centurion Mk III - 1/16th
« Reply #132 on: October 18, 2017, 09:51:10 AM »
Worked on the other side (LHS), closer pic of the bolt holes, higher up the bogey – 88948-0 – this means the bolts are sufficiently above the floor to allow nuts to be added – 88950-188952-2– whereas that earlier one – 88954-3 – the bolts were too close to the floor – 88956-4 – need to re do this
Bolted on the final drive case – 88958-5 – whole side done – 88960-688962-788964-8– the tank now sits level – 88966-988968-10–
Something that became evident while working on the bogies – need to bevel the edges of the bogies & the bump stops, as they tend to catch the swing arm bolts – 88970-11 – I’ve also countersunk the holes in the bogeys to which the swing arms attach – noticed that the road wheel rubbed against the bolt head.

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
2 X Bruder MB Actros Low Loader - 4 axle, Bruder MAN TGA
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion
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