British Chieftain

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About the Author

About Matthew Quiroz (Red4)

After a several year break from the hobby I have happily returned to it. Slowly, but surely getting my mojo back.


Got it. We have something similar here in the US. Called battle roster numbers. Same use for the most part. Thanks again for clarifying that for me. "Q"
MAR 22, 2007 - 07:06 PM
Is the engine deck and NBC filter of the Tamiya kit correct for an early Mk.5? The Tamiya kit seems to me to be a Mk.3. Another thing about the MRS. There should be a small box to the left of the gunner's sight hood for the light source of the MRS. George Forty's book says it is the PRI, but Griffon's book implies that the PRI is internal only (to show the gunner's reticle in the commander's sight). I have Forty's, Griffon's, and Dunstan's Cheiftain books and none have concrete details of external changes from version to version. *sigh*
JUL 10, 2007 - 06:54 AM
The Projector Reticle Image (PRI) was indeed an internal component used so the commander could monitor the gunners lay and if need be correct it by projecting the gunners graticule pattern into the commanders sight.. The MRS light source was the box to the left of the gunners sight just off the centreline of the barrel which bounced a high intensity light off the MRS mirror into the gunners sight so he could carry out sight adjustment between firings. Max
JUL 10, 2007 - 08:21 AM
All the Chieftain tweaks are a bit confusing but it sure looks nice no matter what Mk it is. I'll be starting a Mk11 Stillbrew & TOGS kit soon and I need to review the Chieftain tweak list(http://www.onepointed.com/dan/model/ChieftainTweaks/) so I can include the early Mk revisions. A lot of good info about BATUS as well. Are there any books on BATUS exercises? Paul
JUL 10, 2007 - 04:19 PM
Paul, Many thanks for the link for Chieftain Tweaks. Sure are a LOT of them even just for a plain Mk3!
JUL 10, 2007 - 05:45 PM
nice build. well done!
JUL 10, 2007 - 08:00 PM
Very nice build. Not often you see the Chieftain. Its a beautiful tank. Well done.
JUL 10, 2007 - 08:17 PM
Very nice Chieftain regards Gulumik
JUL 10, 2007 - 09:17 PM
Hi Jason, I was just reading your post and you mentioned the term "zap code". Could you please explain to me what a zap code is. Many thanks. Michael Spivak My email address is [email protected]
JUN 24, 2008 - 06:06 AM
Matt-- what brand and colors did you apply? Also, what color did you use for the dust effect? Very nice, detailed work. Thanks DJ
JUN 24, 2008 - 07:01 AM