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by Chris Hall
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Doing more for the environment
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Doing more for the environment

Don't mind sorting out different sized fasteners .... that's quite therapeutic ! But I am slightly concerned about the manuals. Colour me strange :shock: but I like to keep the manual pages pristine in plastic sleeves in a binder - I see it as an integral part of the product, like the model itself a...
by Chris Hall
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May
Replies: 23
Views: 1643

Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

For those of us in the South and West, Dover - Dunkirk looks the optimum. Last time I looked, it was slightly cheaper than the Calais crossing, about half hour more boat time (enough for a decent meal and a rest) and, of course, slightly less driving at t'other end ..... Our plan is to travel on Fri...
by Chris Hall
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What a way to propose...
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: What a way to propose...

Not much of an idea about security either. Allowing a civilian in the middle of a military exercise .... :roll:

But, on the other hand .... Aaw, that's so sweet ! :lol:
by Chris Hall
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

Well, we survived everything Storm Dennis could throw at us, and still managed to have a good time ! Thanks to the 'usual suspects' for turning up - Stephen, Adrian, Simon Manning and Dave Battson, and particular thanks to Steve Norris and Peter Quambusch for travelling such long distances in shocki...
by Chris Hall
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

Hopefully they have put us together as previous events.
Dave -

I've specifically asked that we're all together ..... here's hoping.

Chris
by Chris Hall
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: SW Model Show, Tank Museum, UK. 15/16 Feb

I've just had a bit more information from Bovington, who are delighted that we'll have a presence on both days. We are definitely in the Tank Story Hall, so please follow Stephen's instructions above. I'm told we've been given a larger running area :D but, given the redesign of the WW2 Hall and the ...
by Chris Hall
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Quad No. 34 – new owner, new identity
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Quad No. 34 – new owner, new identity

Praise indeed - thanks, Chaps !

And 45RA were indeed the 'West Yorkshire Gunners'. Given the Yorkshire propensity for putting an extra 'e' in everything :oops: ..... Put it down to ignorance, as I never touch the stuff (I'm an Armagnac man myself).

Apologetically,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Quad No. 34 – new owner, new identity
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Quad No. 34 – new owner, new identity

Well, it's been a bad year on the personal front (they don't teach 'Dealing with aged and dying parents 101' at school so you have to make it up on the fly when the time comes :cry:) so progress on my Quad hasn't gone nearly as quickly as I intended. But, as seems to be the way with these things, it...
by Chris Hall
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Universal carrier at Pozieeres
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Universal carrier at Pozieeres

It's been too long since I visited the Tank Corps Memorial at Pozieres, but there are certainly a few 'impact marks' (for want of a better term) - on the Mark V, if memory serves. I've heard variations on this story, but there's a pretty common consensus that any such action would have occurred in 1...
by Chris Hall
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: UK Events 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 688

SW Model Show 15-16 Feb

Now that the excitement over the new releases has died down a bit ...... :) Sadly, I haven't had a lot of interest in the forthcoming Model Show at Bovington. It's always good to keep 'in' with our spiritual home, especially with all the goodies they've promised us. Some people are prepared to trave...
by Chris Hall
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Member - Future Builder
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: New Member - Future Builder

Brian Ostlind wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:08 am
Even though historical accuracy is important...I like to design my model primarily with my imagination with historical reference as more of a suggestion than law.
:shock: :shock: :shock: I hear Heresy - Burn the Warlock !

:wink:
by Chris Hall
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Historical note: Sergeant Maurice Albert Wyndham Rogers VC
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Historical note: Sergeant Maurice Albert Wyndham Rogers VC

War Office, l0th August, 1944 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: No. 5568932 Sergeant Maurice Albert Wyndham Rogers, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) (Plaistow) In Italy a Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment was ordered to attac...
by Chris Hall
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6372

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Well, all I can say is ..... the guests on 'Through the Keyhole' didn't often get it right either ! :oops: Nice ones, Armortek - I'll particularly look forward to seeing the Universal Carrier 'in the flesh'. And, as Stephen probably knows, there's a Hamilcar frame on display at Bovington (well, assu...
by Chris Hall
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6372

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

{Puts on Lloyd Grossman voice impression} Let's look at the clues ........... 1 Allied, 1 German Both WW2 Both tracked Allied one has rear final drives 1 new (with difficult tracks), 1 re-release And, from a previous conversation, they're going to be smaller that a JT :lol:. One can guess a lot smal...
by Chris Hall
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6372

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Allied - Matilda II or Sherman 'Easy 8'

German - Leopard ? To keep the Post-WW2 theme going ............

Just a punt ......... :wink:
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