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by Adrian Harris
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: Old 222 in the garden !!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 921

Re: Old 222 in the garden !!!!

The diffs are all from the Hobao Hyper 8.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Fascine width
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Fascine width

I'm about to prune some Forsythia and there look to be a lot of nice straight branches, so what length would I need to create a fascine ? In the pictures of the tanks awaiting unloading before Cambrai, the fascines look to be barely wider than the tanks, which must have made driving over them somewh...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Wooden Ribands
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Wooden Ribands

I've put out a couple of feelers to see if I can get trapezoidal wooden ribands machined from Sapale - the wood used for the chesses. If I do find a supplier, would anyone else be interested ? I'm anticipating that these would be supplied on packs of 10, with 8 to replace the original kit parts and ...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 21
Views: 2965

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Definitely aiming for Amiens 100, doubtful she'll be a runner for TankFest but maybe static. 1) I've received the tiny square brass section for the centre detail on the gearbox covers, so they should be complete soon. 2) I'm going to get some new strips laser cut and will fill the old holes on the a...
by Adrian Harris
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Port Meadow's WW2 Bailey Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Port Meadow's WW2 Bailey Bridge

Yes please, though you knew that anyway :wink:

> Fiona took some pictures of me taking pictures of the bridge.

Probably hoping you'd fall in :lol: :lol:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 - 2003 vintage - turret deck bend
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Early Tiger 1 - 2003 vintage - turret deck bend

> Do you think the 3mm alu will be tough to bend? Depends what alloy you have. The 5000 series are the easiest to bend without it cracking. I used something similar to one of these to bend the ends of a replacement 3mm aluminium Sherman floor: http://www.sealey.co.uk/PLPageBuilder.asp?id=20&method=m...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 21
Views: 2965

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Time to tackle the dreaded track plates.

The centre detail screws were added a while ago, so today I gave them a quick flash of etch primer before the red oxide goes on.

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Once that has dried it will be time to mount them to the chains and give them their final coats.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Mick's Roller
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Mick's Roller

Glad to see you've started another project, but I can't read that Subject line without thinking of the lead singer of a certain beat combo...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

UPS are due here tomorrow, but with something a little less exotic :)

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 21
Views: 2965

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Back to spraying the various armour panels this evening and something was bugging me. Why are these rivets not lined up in pairs as on all the other armour plates ? P1020764a.jpg A quick look through my various other pictures and it turns out they should be lined up, and there should be a gap above ...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Is there any merit in....

> would any of you be interested in replacing the chassis and wheel hubs on the DML Jeep kits you have sitting around? When I get round to it, I'll use the tried and tested method of fitting the running gear from a Maverick Scout, which only costs £120, including radio gear, and appears to result in...
by Adrian Harris
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: MK IV Tank
Topic: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"
Replies: 21
Views: 2965

Re: Mark IV No. 01 - "Kathleen"

Been getting a bit bored with all the painting so thought I'd have a crack at some detailing. When you start to look, there's an awful lot more detail to a Mark IV than just the rivets. These armoured covers for instance: DSC_5173a.jpg The model parts are fixed on with M3x16 hex head bolts and nuts....
by Adrian Harris
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 179
Views: 7966

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

IMHO, your hull to idler weld is near enough, but the hull plate weld is too thick.

These are similar welds from the front of Tiger 131.

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This is the hull fillet from Tiger 131 - the weld is only about half the thickness of the fillet itself.

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Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pounder tooling mark's
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Yes :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My latest Sherman acquisition...
Replies: 1
Views: 162

My latest Sherman acquisition...

And, unlike Andy's 222, this one is designed to go in the garden :lol: :lol:

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Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pounder tooling mark's
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

The problem is you have 1:1 tooling marks on a 1:6 model.

Adrian.