Seems like moving threads here before they get too far along is the thing to do. Is there a way to move a thread wholesale with all its responses?
Iwatajim’s Berlin Brigade build motivated me to do my own Chieftain. I’m working on a Mk 5/P in Iranian service. The painting won’t be nearly as interesting as the Berlin brigade, but I thought I’d take it slow, seek feedback, and hopefully get info, as I try to put this together. I’ve gone through Iwatajim’s build and learned a lot as I look at the instructions and the uncut plastic.
So far I’ve finished the running gear and lower hull. Very straightforward with the road wheels being particularly easy (no seam line to sand).
I will start working on the upper hull next.
In the instructions it suggests putting the tracks together now. In a previous build here, there were comments that suggested that during combat operations the pads could be removed and the tracks reversed for better cross country traction (https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=7438). I’m wondering if this was a British army practice or foreign operators did this as well. I’ve found a couple of pics of Iranian chieftains with no pads on the tracks, but at least one of those was a wreck. Not sure what to do.