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by Adrian Harris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 35
Replies: 63
Views: 11558

Re: Mark IV No. 35

> Now if only I had some woodworking skills....

If it's mainly made from flat sheets, I would imagine there are places online who would CNC mill or laser cut the parts for you.

Adrian.

PS: Now I understand Chris's Facebook comment about your 'pothole'.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Rivets for Tiger I Turret bin
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Rivets for Tiger I Turret bin

This is a side on view of the bin on 131.
DSCF9879a.jpg

From the overall width of the bin you should be able to extrapolate the width of the rivet heads to get the right scale size on the Armortek bin.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Painting Armortek Models / Alu
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Painting Armortek Models / Alu

I hope Michael doesn't mind me adding this on the end but I went to my local Halfords today to get some more Upol Acid #8 etch primer and it's now £20 a can!

You can get it delivered from eBay or Amazon for £13 a can, so I guess Halfords will only be used for emergency rations in future.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: The Rolls Royce met it's public today
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: The Rolls Royce met it's public today

> are the wheels built using separate spokes and rims?

Yes, Chris was trying to explain it at the show but I'm afraid I zoned out :lol: :lol: :lol:

By the time you get to the spare, you should have it down pat.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Absolutely nothing to do with tanks but...
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Absolutely nothing to do with tanks but...

watching the synchronised landing of the two Falcon Heavy boosters yesterday was simply awe inspiring.

The engineering systems, mechanics and software which must go into getting a rocket to land like that is mind boggling.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Lift table/posting pics.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Lift table/posting pics.

The lower hull floor on a Tiger is 12" (30cm) wide, and Armortek list the full kit width as 24", so something which encompasses that spread should be fine. I normally reduce pictures on here to 1024x768 pixels, and you can uploaded them directly to the forum, which saves any grief such as we all suf...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone want a second hand Leopard 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Anyone want a second hand Leopard 2?

> the loaves of bread

Are those the sort of loaves of bread which come in packs of four cylindrical metal containers with ring pulls :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost launched today
Replies: 27
Views: 2386

Re: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost launched today

I love the way the front mudguards jigsaw together but is there a relief under them or are they solid ?

Is that needed to ensure there is enough weight over the front axle for steering ?

Adrian
by Adrian Harris
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone want a second hand Leopard 2?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Anyone want a second hand Leopard 2?

This is the longest tank related article I've ever seen in the Daily Wail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332247/The-4million-German-tank-embarrassed-Syria.html I know at least one person here isn't a fan of the Leopard - seems with good reason if you accept the thrust of this article. Adr...
by Adrian Harris
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off topic 1/8th Tiger not selling
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Off topic 1/8th Tiger not selling

It's advertised as being "for sale with twin electric drive" and the photos show two motors, ESCs and batteries, but also says "sold as static model", so I'm guessing the electrics are U/S. Maybe someone needs to look into that for the seller... :wink:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off topic 1/8th Tiger not selling
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Off topic 1/8th Tiger not selling

> but not a bad price? A good price is what you're happy to pay :lol: :lol: :lol: I had one from eBay for about a third of that price back in 2013 and although it came with the petrol motor and gearbox, blank firer etc, it wasn't running or painted. I ended up part exchanging it for a 1/6th M1T King...
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2516

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Sounds good.

> It’s quite illuminating to see how far out some of the so-called original colour paints are.

I wonder if that's edging over into "scale colour" territory ?

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2516

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

> allows you to scan a chip and establish the modern colour notation, in a number of standards

Sounds like an interesting app.

As an aside, have you tried scanning the chip in different lighting types (daylight, tungsten, fluorescent) to see if it skews the results ?

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Original Limber Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Original Limber Question?

Well spotted/remembered Dave :D :D

Adrian
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Original Limber Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Original Limber Question?

If you're Googling, the best way is to put a dash in front of anything you want ignored, so search for:

"No 27" Limber -dragon -bronco -tamiya -pinterest

Adrian.