Chieftain Assembly (TBBX01)

Chieftain Assembly (TBBX01)

Chieftain Assembly (TBBX01)

How to assemble your Chieftain tanks.

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Chieftain Assembly (TBBX01)
Assembling The Plastic Chieftain
Step 1: Start by gluing the tracks to each side of the lower hull section. Step 2: Next, glue on the hull rear plate to the back of the lower hull section.
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Step 3. Attach the top deck of the hull to the lower hull section. Step 4. Next, attach the track skirts to the each side of the hull.
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Below: The plastic Chieftain includes a turret option for the Stillbrew armour upgrade. The Stillbrew turret can be seen on the left in the image below. The regular turret without the Stillbrew upgrade can be seen on the right.
Chieftain Assembly (TBBX01)
Step 5. Once you've decided on a turret option, attach it to the lower turret section. Step 6. Add the rear turret plate. Step 7. Next, attach the storage baskets to the sides of the turret.
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Below: The Chieftain comes with both a closed and open version of the Commander's cupola.
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Step 8. Next, attach the cupola of the choice to the top of the turret. Step 9. Attach the searchlight housing to the side of the turret.
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Step 10. Attach the machine-gun to the cupola. Step 11. Next, attach the 120mm main gun to the front of the turret. Step 12. Attach the turret peg to the base of the turret in order to secure the turret to the hull.
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Adding Rare Earth Magnets
Alternatively, you may choose to glue rare earth magnets into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret. Magnets are a quick and secure way of fixing your turrets to the hulls, as an alternative to the included plastic peg.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) are available through the online store here...

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
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Below: With the turret now secured to the hull, the Chieftain is now fully assembled.
Chieftain Assembly (TBBX01)

Aaron demonstrates the process of assembling the Chieftain for the British forces in Team Yankee.