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Old 08-29-2009, 03:43 PM
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The Centurion became my favorite tank, when my Dad told me of an incident in Korea. It seems his M4 was a perfect kill for a T76/85 untill a Brit Centurion made mince meat out of the NKPA tank. 2 rounds cleaned the T76/85's clock. Beautiful job your doing.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:39 AM
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Splashed on some paint and took it outside for a shake down run before the detail work begins [>:]






And a very short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbcFu85uQiY
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:48 AM
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Looks amazing,must be fun to drive.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:34 AM
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Did you have to do anyhting to the hull, or are the pershings dimensions the same?
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:10 AM
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No sorry they are not the same. A bit of work is needed.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:07 AM
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Hello,

Great project and great work.

What tracks did you use?

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:07 AM
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The Cent is a beaut mate. Well done.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:24 AM
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Thanks guys, it has been a lot of fun to build. I have met a lot of great people when I have been looking for information on this project including one local guy that has one on his farm about half an hours drive away and another vet that has recorded the compleate history of EVERY Centurion Mk5/1 that ever served in the Australian army.

Alan123 are Heng Long Jagpanther modified a bit.

Still a fair bit to do on the old girl, both on body work paint and all of the Electronics, Which I hope will make it run and SOUND as good as it looks.

Any questions just ask
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:01 AM
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Thanks for the answer, I thought they looked like panther tracks however the single guide tooth in the middle threw me a bit (panther has 2 in the middle, so I guess you cut one off or something). Can you give me a bit more detail and perhaps even pics of how you modded the tracks?

I am doing a similar project to yours at the moment and am stuck on the tracks.

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:18 AM
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Yes Alan , what I did was cut all the guide teeth off, then sand the area smooth then very carefully using "ZAP" plasti-zap medium CA (Super Glue) glue half of them back on but in the centre of the track. Work slowly and carefully making shore that they are straight up and down and in line. It's not hard just takes a bit of time and a steady hand.[:-]
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:25 AM
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Got the last coat of paint on the old girl and dressed her up a bit then out to the sand pit for a photo shoot.















Still a bit more to do but getting close now
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:58 AM
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Very nice, well done!
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Hi OZTruck can I save your Centurion photos?
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:12 PM
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Nice work. Please post one video with tank running.

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:09 AM
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Where do you want to save the photos to Dongskie? Its fine with me just dont change them too much.

sir-francis. Just for you

Just finished a 8 day week so had the day off to play ;D the sun was out and so was the Centurion and video camera. It's hard to drive and hold the camera at the same time :-\


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Any questions please feel free to ask.




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Old 09-14-2009, 06:07 AM
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Where do you want to save the photos to Dongskie? Its fine with me just dont change them too much.

Thanks Oz! I'll save them in my Photobucket account, and post it in a local website.. is that ok?
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Any questions please feel free to ask.
How much will you charge me if I ask you to make another one? For me
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:50 AM
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Any questions please feel free to ask.
How much will you charge me if I ask you to make another one? For me

I will charge you nothing for asking. BUT it would not be cheep to build another one.

A list of most of the parts needed
1 x HL or Tamiya Pershing
1 x set of panther tracks
1 x set bull drive wheels
1 x sheet of 2mm plastic card
1 x sheet of .5 mm plastic card
assorted K&S shapes and tubes
2mtrs hi quality speaker wire
3/1 gear reduction gear boxes
extra return wheels Bull dog or Pershing
extra water tanks and ammo boxes
30 cal mg for commander
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Extra road wheels
RX 18 or Tamiya MFU
tube Tamiya putty
several tins of Humbrol hobby paint
And every spare minute for 5/6 weeks
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:59 AM
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Love to see you guys that can scratch build. I will follw your progress. I think your efforts will well be worth it. I appreciate your sharing.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:27 PM
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Great video and build, IMHO it looks worth the time and money you put into it[sm=thumbup.gif]
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Thanks for that. I am very happy with the way it turned out.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:58 AM
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Default RE: My Mk5 Centurion 1/16 (New Video)

10 minutes of video of the Cent doing its thing. Long grass, steep climbs, tight turns, slow turns, slooow running, fast running, firing main gun, running over rocks etc etc.
Let me know what you think


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz1YDdx_Frc
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Took the Cent to the bush over Christmas, and the video camera. Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlUgIaHwp6E
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Very sweet!!
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