New Mark 13 Centurion build commission FINISHED

Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:26 pm

Moving right along, the other side is finished and the tow bar and tow hooks fitted to the back so job done on the chassis.

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Just busy printing the sprockets and tomorrow I start on the upper hull.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:58 am

Progress on the upper hull

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oh and santa came early with a nice big screen, new mouse (the old one died) and a new keyboard (the old one didn't like r's and t's)

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Lots to do and likely to be disrupted by pagan festival etc. :crazy:

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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:12 am

I sneakily managed to do some printing during the festivities

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Coming along nicely :thumbup:

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Postby tomhugill » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:25 pm

AlwynTurner wrote:I sneakily managed to do some printing during the festivities

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Coming along nicely :thumbup:

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Bestill my beating heart!
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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 am

And now a turret (after 35 hours printing :crazy: )

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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:51 pm

Progress on the rear of the upper deck

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Lots more printing to do! :crazy:

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:55 am

The upper hull is pretty much finished, just the turret to do

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Onwards and upwards

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:27 pm

Progress on the turret

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Next comes the turret bins and accessories, then progress to the barrel mounting

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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:49 am

Almost there

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Just the barrel and the grenade launchers and front lights to do and the tracks to modify

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Postby tomhugill » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:55 pm

Its comming along a real treat! Will you be attending Hyde on Sunday?
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:13 pm

Yep, the cunning plan is to have it complete by then so if you are there I can hand it over?

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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:18 pm

The barrel is done and just needs gorilla glueing together
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The gorilla glue expands slightly in the bore like expanding foam giving a tight fit
The turret is now looking good apart from the grenade launchers - must print those next
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Just finished wiring and mounting the turret turn motor
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I'm on the last bits now, just have the side skirts to do and the recoil mechanism which is on it's way from Tankbear.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:30 pm

I'm rapidly running out of workshop space and my workbench is a little crowded :crazy: 8O

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Work on Tom's tank is reaching the final stage with just the grenade launchers (they've been printing for over 4 hours now), the side skirts, and the recoil mechanism which is awaiting parts. It should be good for delivery on Sunday.

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Then it's back to the Maulier PZ42.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:34 pm

Such beautiful work Alwyn. Simply brilliant :thumbup:
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Postby Eastern Front » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:17 am

Alwyn

Nice build, was never into the winter camouflage on the Centurion, maybe a nice woodland camo would look better :haha: :haha: :haha:

Seriously, nice work you have put into the build, will you ever put out a kit?

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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:21 am

Thanks for the good words guys, regarding the idea of a kit, I hadn't really thought about it but I don't have an instruction manual and I'm so detail obsessed I want to see it put together 'just so'. I guess I could just sell it as a bare lower hull and a box of 3d printed parts but the cost wouldn't be much less than the built item as there is more than 80 hours 3d printing to create all the bits and I assemble as I'm waiting for the printing.

Maybe I'll give it some thought.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:55 pm

All done! Side skirts fitted and the last grenade launcher finished and fitted
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All that remains is to assemble the recoil mechanism when it arrives and deliver it on Sunday! :D :D

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 pm

Looks great! Really smart work, from design, to print, the build - well executed!
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Postby tomhugill » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:09 pm

AlwynTurner wrote:All done! Side skirts fitted and the last grenade launcher finished and fitted
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All that remains is to assemble the recoil mechanism when it arrives and deliver it on Sunday! :D :D

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You've really bossed that Alwyn! I'm going to have to pull out all the stops finishing it to match that craftsmanship
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Postby rmichalbarna » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:51 am

Pretty good job colleague, joy to watch!
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