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by Chris Hall
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 135
Views: 23228

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Kevin Hunter wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:43 am
Stephen White wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:29 am
If you need to know what a shovel recce is, please don't PM me.
I suspect us civvies could hazard an educated guess. :D :D
One of my favourite WW2 war films is "Ice Cold in Alex", when Harry Andrews says something like "never ask a man with a spade where he's going" :lol:.
by Chris Hall
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 81
Views: 7036

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Don't let unreasonable criticism get you down, Dave - the vast majority of us appreciate your output and attention to detail.

And, on that topic, any update on Lee / Grant bits ? Cash waiting ...... :)

Keeping smiling,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: buckles for holding down tools, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: buckles for holding down tools, etc.

Robert - Tony Barton's site (www.antheads.co.uk) is a Mecca for 1/6th scale uniform bits. The buckles he recommends are in etched brass from Rich Elbourne. Details can be found half-way down this link: http://www.antheads.co.uk/catguide/webbing I've got a set, and they're great ! Hope this helps, Ch...
by Chris Hall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Stu's Grant.#35
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: Stu's Grant.#35

Cossack is a Lee, used in Burma. Hence the lack of the 'silly top turret' (TM) :wink:. So not at all what a Desert Grant would look like ......
by Chris Hall
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 29
Views: 5114

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Ye Gods, but it's been a long time since I devoted any thought to the poor old Lee ! Real Life is exceptionally difficult this year :( I use Loctite 638, the old green faithful. But, as I mentioned earlier, I'm minded to lightly tap the shanks with a punch to mushroom them out for tightness. Given a...
by Chris Hall
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch

...... apart from the Union Flag being back-to-front :roll:
by Chris Hall
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK

It's the first time the REME Museum has done such a thing, but it certainly won't be the last ! I genuinely think that our turnout was the 'icing on the cake' for them - the Education Officer patted me on the shoulder everytime he walked past ! It really is a nice little Museum, with two Halls of ve...
by Chris Hall
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 248
Views: 32009

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I know that SPTA insists that all brass is picked up and returned for recycling , back in the day no one cared and millions of rnds were just left in the mud, as kids we would sort through the piles and remove the blanks that did not get fired, I must have clipped tens of thousands to extract the c...
by Chris Hall
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 2667

Re: counter balance weight size

It's not going well ...... :cry: I wrote to IWM Duxford asking if they could take some simple measurements of the counterweight. I've just had a reply. Not only can't they provide the measurements, but they won't allow anyone near enough to do it themselves ! Then, to add insult to injury, they sent...
by Chris Hall
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stats n' stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Stats n' stuff

Most Human beings like flattery especially if it is sincere. :D John, I'm certainly not looking to disagree with you ! I just see it from a somewhat different perspective ...... I'm sure that Kian, Monique, Chris and the rest of the team get a warm fuzzy feeling when they read good reviews. And I, ...
by Chris Hall
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stats n' stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Stats n' stuff

I'm with John Clarke, but from a less sycophantic perspective..... :lol: We all know who the Chinese Opposition are. Their quality looks superficially good, but their electronics are questionable, as is their self-build ability, and their pricing is off the scale :shock:. So the only advantage I can...
by Chris Hall
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 135
Views: 23228

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Commander: myself Loader: L/CPL Colin Clarke Gunner: Tpr "Fletch" Fletcher Driver: Tpr Gordon Irvine. I never served, so I don't want to appear either stupid or elitist, but this made me wonder if there's any relative seniority in tank roles which defines rank ? For instance, I'd imagine that an NC...
by Chris Hall
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 2667

Re: counter balance weight size

Derek - I've been through all my M3 books (a lot more than just one :)) and, while I can find loads of pictures and a description of why it was there, I can't find any actual dimensions ! So its a trip to Duxford I'm afraid, although you could write to them first and ask if they'd kindly do it for y...
by Chris Hall
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: South West Model Show, Bovington, 28 September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 912

South West Model Show, Bovington, 28 September 2019

Well, that's another one ticked off, at pretty well the end of the Show Season ......... Despite the fact that we all felt the show is waning in popularity, it's always good to get together and run our toys at Bovington. They give us a prime pitch in the Tank Story Hall (between the Cromwell and the...
by Chris Hall
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: The Reality of Fighting (in an M3)
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: The Reality of Fighting (in an M3)

Stephen White wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Out popped one of my contact lenses.
Ahh, the perils of the modern battlefield ........... :lol:

And I heartily agree about the Render book - a good account of 'sharp end' tank warfare, and good general tips about Management.

All the best,

Chris