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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:52 pm

After a few long hours .

Heres some wheely good pictures

And theres a scale unit for size reference

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All 30 'A' set of wheels and all 24 'B' set of wheels

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The left hand side complete with correct configuration of wheels. I did grease ever so slightly the wheel pegs.

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Next up the top level armour/sides
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Postby Paul » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:08 pm

Hi Chill,

It's lovely to see that you are back in action again :D :D
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Postby chill » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:27 pm

Thanks Paul.

Another update shortly. Slow but steady progress where I can cope.
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Postby chill » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:15 pm

Once done I'll post an overview of the build. I have made some notes here and there.
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:14 pm

Bit of a long update. Pull up a chair and settle down.

Now the right hand side of the Tank.

An overview of the wheel set up prior to installation

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Al the wheels in place. Just don't forget top left hand wheel above the motor. Not that I did of course ;)

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Now some bigger pieces of plastic. The main side armour piece. Last chance to ensure everything is smooth and fitted and running on the the wheels.As once this piece goes on theres no going back:

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The rear armour plate going on:

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The final front piece. I know theres a gap on the rear but I closed that up somewhat and the tolerance is a lot better:

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Now some heavy engineering , and becoming a surgeon.

Using the supplied tiny screw driver and the tweezers from my Zero tool box I set to work:

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Im glad this sheet was included the important information that the teeth of the metal gears need to be perfectly aligned for correct track operation:

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The following parts :

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Are held together with these: MICRO SCREWS. And they are MICRO. Cue magnifying glass at very close proximity:

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be careful when putting the plastic cog on the metal part, As the holes on the metal part are ever so slighty smaller than the screw holes. took me a while to figure that out :whistle:

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Three screws each side. First one in. You can see the aforementioned hole diameter difference in this picture:

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And repeat the screw application on both sides:

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Then you end up with this sub assembly. I used a Allen Key to ensure correct alignment of the the teeth:

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Then repeat all the process till you have Four completed drive gears. it was a long night

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Nett update will be the installation of the wheels to the Chassis of my Tank.

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Postby Paul » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:21 pm

Hi Chill,

You definitely have your Mojo Back !!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: (K) :D :D :D
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:30 pm

Ok about to start applying the front drive wheels.

Im at this point

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Removed excess plastic.

Check..

Like so:

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But when you look at the diagram. the plastic parts (G2) have no flat on them and look to me like ful circles.

New eyes please

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Am i missing something here
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Postby Mustang » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:39 pm

From what I can see the first photo refers to part G2.

The last photo refers to DA4

Can't really say, as I can't see the whole of the build instrustions.
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Postby Mustang » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:44 pm

Does DA4 sit on the outside of the tank, and G2 on the inside of the tank :?:
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Postby Mark » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:53 pm

G2 are bushes that allow the wheel the rotate freely. I don't think the flats matter, as long as the bush sits on the wheel properly.
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Postby chill » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:21 am

Thanks .

I assume I am right in thinking the the parts G2 are just a push fit on and the parts are held in when put on the Tank Chassis with the parts DA3 /DA4 Or should a tiny drop of super glue just to hold it. The fit is pretty snug.
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Postby Mustang » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:41 am

You will just need to push the parts on, no need for glue.
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby Paul » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:27 am

Hi Chill,

If the fit is snug, then I wouldn't use any :superlglue: (Yes, I did say that !!!! :shock: :shock: ). :)
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Postby Mark » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:31 am

They are held in place by the axle screw when that's fitted. Defo don't need glue.
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Postby chill » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:12 pm

Ok guys, after some emails and PM's we have lift off!!

We have these parts

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Taking one metal drive gear and place the troublesome flanges on. The fit is that good the flange stays on by itself

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Next apply some grease and position the central support:

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Next come the connecting bushes and very tiny screw. There is a subtle difference on the bushes. One has flats on the edge.

One on the right shows the flats

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Oxo cube for scale

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Drive gear fastened in. But only loose. Final alignment to be done

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Big thanks to Mark & Mustang for the help. it is turning into a group build . Lots of steps to be done yet and anyone can join in. :dance:

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Postby steve131 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:29 pm

Great work looking good, was looking at this kit today in a shop very nice but wallet said no :( :angry-banghead: :cry: :cry:
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Postby chill » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:56 pm

That is a shame.

Still ii do highky recommend it goes together like a dream
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:57 pm

And here we are two front drive wheels

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And the rear ones:

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Few more bits to add. Such as finer detail parts. But I will leave these off till I get the tracks put on.

But as a taster of what is to come next....the guns!!

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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:34 pm

Well todays update starts well but ends on a clffhanger:

First gun armament is started

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The gun breech block built up:

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The barrel sub assemblies:

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Rear sight attached:

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The barrel too:

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Now this is where I'm not happy...

In these series of photos the parts looks angled and is bending in, When looking at the build instructions the parts look straight and flush:

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the gun is upside down in this view:

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really not sure where I have gone wrong :think: Possibility of going wrong at this step where these two parts go together

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But while I wait for any comments I did build the mounting for the main gun..

(upside down in this picture )

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The small gun barrel

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The cuppola parts being fitted. The gun does rotate in the parts

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Next the main mounting for the main gun . Poly cap already inserted

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The top peice

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Now in final position

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Postby casper » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:48 pm

doing a great job, excellent diary chill :clap: :)
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