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by Chris Hall
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Who says you actually have to destroy a tank ? You just need to cause enough peripheral damage (break a track, damage a periscope) to make the crew bail out. Concussion from a near miss could do that, or sheer terror (being under rocket attack would do it for me !). And there's a world of difference...
by Chris Hall
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Alastair - Welcome to the gang ! We're a friendly, if somewhat opinionated :wink: bunch, so never be afraid of asking for help - we all started with our first bolt / rivet once, and we all love a project (especially an historical one). And, if you live near enough to one of the shows (especially at ...
by Chris Hall
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Fehrmann Tiger 1
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Fehrmann Tiger 1

AlastairCooke wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Stephen
I am interested in this project but need details to contact you.
Alastair
If you click on the speech bubble next to Contact (under the personal details on the right) you can send a Private Message (PM).

Hope this helps.
by Chris Hall
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 57
Views: 5276

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Male or female ? Are tanks male or female ? In WW1, the brits had "male" with 6 pounders, "females" with MGs, and hermaphrodites with different sponsons. This is, of course, true. But the WW1 tankies drew nothing from it, and didn't regard one type as better than the other. They normally referred t...
by Chris Hall
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Reading List
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: M3 Reading List

This is a new one ....... Thanks to Steve Stuart for flagging it up. M3 Lee (Kagero).jpg ISBN 978-83-66148-48-2. Polish / English text. A4. Available from the usual specialist booksellers, although Amazon seems to have it on pre-order. I got it directly from the (Polish) publisher via eBay, for arou...
by Chris Hall
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 54
Views: 6814

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Mike - Your tips might be "little build things", but they'll be vitally important when I get back to my build. So thanks, and keep 'em coming :). As for the warnings about the hinges ..... makes me glad that I'm going to be 'welding' up the big side doors ! So only the rear engine hatches to worry a...
by Chris Hall
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 54
Views: 6814

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Mike - At least you were aware of them ! I totally take the rest of your points. I aim to give it a go when I get back to my own build - for my own satisfaction, and those who really appreciate and understand such things, not the "Great Unwashed" :) I'm not sure that angled strip is the way to go, t...
by Chris Hall
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 54
Views: 6814

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Mike -

I almost hate to say this at the (nearly) end of such a great-looking build, but ...... splash guards around all the viewing ports ? :oops:

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Haynes RR Workshop book
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Haynes RR Workshop book

I saw the same thing on Saturday ! It would have been rude not to buy one .....

Shame we didn't meet up !
by Chris Hall
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 54
Views: 6956

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Stephen White wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am
Paint, external stowage of kit, a few oil leaks and job done.
So this one's going to take you a lot less than 4 years, then ...... :lol:
by Chris Hall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New releases
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: New releases

Remember that Armortek 'now' is different to Armortek 'then'. New owners (Kian and Monique rather than Mark and Gill) but, most importantly, new technology and procedures. I'm reliably informed that the most recent Pz.III was a completely new model from the previous incarnation, as was Tiger 1. The ...
by Chris Hall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New releases
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: New releases

:roll: There are probably a couple of hundred different tanks in the Museum, the VCC, and scattered around outside ....... Why shouldn't it be something last released years ago, like a Sherman or a Pz. IV ? I'll go along with the 'obscure' guess, though - the company needs to stay profitable by sell...
by Chris Hall
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In Memoriam for a tankie
Replies: 1
Views: 285

In Memoriam for a tankie

A friend of mine in the village, Bill Elliott, went to the Green Fields Beyond yesterday. I think he was 93, but had been ill for a long time. He went peacefully in his sleep, as we'd all wish to. He served in the Guards Armoured Division, landing post D-Day and serving throughout Northen France and...
by Chris Hall
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2699

Re: TankFest 2019

And now I'm Really, Really sorry I couldn't make it ...... :cry:

(Although the furnace that was Saturday must have been a trial).

See you next year,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 31
Views: 2043

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Roll out the barrel ?

The tracks of my tears ?

Can the Can ?

I'll get my coat ....... :oops: