New Mark 13 Centurion build commission FINISHED

Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:59 pm

Good God Mr Turner!!.............would you please stop assisting Mr Hugill into yet another TOTM entry :/ :/

Got to admit that for a post war version of an MBT, these things look wonderful.
I've Seen them in New Zealand in museums and recently in Australia, so a testament to the widespread use.
Brilliant work.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:48 pm

The final pieces of the jigsaw arrived today from Ian (Tankbear - many thanks Ian for the rapid service ! :clap: :thumbup: )

The green bits are from Ian's recoil kit
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fitgted into the barrel mount
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and mounted in the turret
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The clamps holding the pivot into the mounting can be seen here

So as the say in Yorkshire - 't'jobs a good un' :D :D :thumbup: All ready for delivery on Sunday

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Alwyn such a nice job as usual. Inspiring work. Tom you are a lucky man :clap:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:26 pm

Very exciting news today, I got a commission for a Mark 13 Centurion, so I'm going to be very busy updating component designs, I've already updated the rear deck as this was modified on the mark 7 and subsequent tanks to improve engine cooling

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Postby Ad Lav » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Look forward to this one, I might have to buy one at this rate!
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:11 am

Redesigned the mantlet, I can't finish this until I get the L105 barrel though
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:11 am

Decided to design the L7 105 barrel anyway

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Makes life easier

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:00 pm

Awesome, I do prefer the later Mk13 :thumbup:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:33 pm

and finally the turret lid which has only minor changes, just some parts removed and aerial bases moved
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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:34 pm

Busily printing away, half of the road wheels and suspension done
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Plenty more to do
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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:38 pm

Making progress with the printing and assembling
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The rear of the tank upper hull needed some redesign as it is quite different from the Mark 3

Lots more printing to do

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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:42 pm

Progress on the build

The rear mudguards and rear panel have been redesigned to Mk13 spec
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Progressing well but large amounts still to do
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Postby Soeren » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:02 pm

This is gonna be cool looking when done. :thumbup:
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Postby Soeren » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:03 pm

By the way, how much recoil travel do you get with the small cogwheel?
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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:06 pm

If you pm Tom he will be able to tell you, I haven't experimented with it.

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Postby Soeren » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:57 pm

Ah, that might be an option. Thanks. I have around 30t and dont get more than 15-20mm out of it.
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:19 pm

Looking great :)
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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:35 pm

Progress on the front and rear upper hull
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That's the upper hull almost fuinished - next comes the turret

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Postby Ad Lav » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:23 pm

Quite like it with the twin headlights!

Crackingnon nicely !
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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:51 am

Finished the turret lid, 7 hours printing and 2 hours cleaning/assembling/fettling

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Now I have 2 days of printing to produce the bare turret :/ :D

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