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by Adrian Harris
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman Repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Allan > a two track horn layout trapping the stones in the tracks. The Sherman does have an advantage over the Tiger in that the inherent strength of both the tracks and idlers means if a stone makes it to the end of the track run then it usually get crushed to dust :!: > doing the guide plate modif...
by Adrian Harris
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman Repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Sherman Repairs

A while ago I broke my Sherman down into its component parts, ready for a complete rebuild. Today I have been cleaning up some of the bogies and identified a few parts which required some attention: The first was a severely bent spring: spring.jpg This was repaired by tapping it back into shape arou...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Bump stops.
Replies: 21
Views: 6966

You have a PM :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman drivers hatch linner
Replies: 13
Views: 4227

> then the gun hits the hatch when the turret is turned I have to say it is one of the little things which tickles me when I see a modern MBT spinning on the spot but with the turret counter-rotating to maintain a fix and the gun bounces up when the engine deck passes underneath :lol: :lol: Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Spare track link
Replies: 18
Views: 9573

Truly awesome parts Tim :!: :!:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman drivers hatch linner
Replies: 13
Views: 4227

Excellent looking parts Dale :D I was looking at the periscope protectors on the Armorpax stand at the War & Peace show. How do you intend to retain them - epoxy, superglue or something else :?: I did wonder about shaving off the bolthead and using proper nuts and bolts but I'm not sure anyone makes...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armortek Owners club
Replies: 36
Views: 8993

Perhaps Armortek could create an Events Topic on this forum where owners could arrange and discuss meetings, such as the highly successful ones the Northern chaps have been enjoying at Leighton Hall :?:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VINCE ABBOTT?
Replies: 11
Views: 3583

Vince was at Stoneleigh in February but I didn't get much chance to chat to him.

Last time I did speak to him he was heavily engrossed with his Schwimmwagen so maybe full-size engineering has taken over from 1/6th :?:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early tiger1of the 502 finished
Replies: 23
Views: 8202

Dale, that truly is an incredible model :!: :!:

Congratulations on your vision from the outset of the build and your patience and skill in seeing it through to such an outstanding conclusion.

I don't think this Tiger raises the bar so much as launches it :!: :!:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Any Chance Of an update
Replies: 7
Views: 3332

> better looking than the pzr4 in my view i dont know its the wheels they just look better

My thoughts exactly :D

When I first bought the Pz III and Pz IV Tamiya kits, I was amazed at how close in size the two tanks are. I had always thought the III was much smaller.

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: tiger suspension
Replies: 33
Views: 11776

I realise this is a little late but this is an enduring subject :D

Below is a shot of the belly of the Bovington Tiger, showing the positions of the swing arms in relation ot the hull floor.

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Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Correct shade of OD
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Hi Ad. The paint arrived today and, after a trail spray on some scrap material, I'm very happy with RAL 6031 as a good dark, not-too-green Olive Drab. The other paints I ordered were completely wrong though :cry: , so I've ordered a RAL swatch as using the PC screen is obviously hopeless :evil: Havi...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Correct shade of OD
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

I'm trying to order some OD for my Sherman and am having problems arriving at a RAL number for the supplier to work to. The thread here, and my friend Google, gives Humbrol 75 as the correct shade. The problem is that I've only found one comparison site which includes Humbrol 75 and it equates it to...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Help with Command tanks antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5923

I stand (well sit) by my explanation :D All Tigers have an antenna at that hull position, with standard tanks being the usual whip antenna. The Panzerbefehlswagen had the stenantenna mounted on the hull and the whip moved to the turret. Anyhow, Mike diagram is a much simpler explanation :wink: As an...
by Adrian Harris
Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Help with Command tanks antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 5923

Mike Stannard has it shown as being on the right rear chassis, in the triangle between the engine grill and the turret ring: http://www.afceremonials.com/catalog-pages/03.TigerB.pdf A couple of photos in "Tigers At The Front" seem to bear this out, with the whip antenna being moved on to the turret ...