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"Carioti, John" <john.carioti-at-sensis.com>
RE: New Tank Builder [TANKS]
Wed, 2 Aug 2006 14:54:02 -0400
>John, the Centaur looks great. Do I see a T40 influence? ;-)
>On your TTS. I'd recommend running a screw up through the guide teeth
to reinforce them. I broke a few on the Cromwell. Since putting the
screws in - >no longer an issue.
>Looks like we may be able to put together a British "C" division -
Comet, Centaur, and Cromwell.
>Great work and looking forward to seeing you in the fall.
Yes I certainly looked at the Cromwell pictures as I was building. But
I originally chose the Centaur because it was the only 1/35th scale tank
model my local hobby shop had in stock! Probably not the best way to
choose a tank! But the little model certainly did help me get started.
Thanks for the tip on the treads. Yes I was going to screw the guide
teeth in place. Even though they appear to be very strong, I can tell
that they will have to take a lot of abuse.
I'm not very good working with wood yet. All of my robots used aluminum
and titanium- and you didn't worry too much about cosmetics and fit up
as long as the thing was rock solid. The tank has to be solid, but the
details are important as well. I'm afraid the Centaur may be a little
ugly in spots.
I really appreciate all of the posts and build reports. They have