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by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Firefly completed at last
Replies: 11
Views: 4781

Firefly completed at last

I have finally gone as far as want to go at the moment with the Firefly, but I doubt if any models like these are really completed. The tank runs really well and I am pleased with it. I learnt a lot of things building the early Tiger which I incorporated in this build, leading to better accessabilit...
by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman's new wingman
Replies: 5
Views: 3696

A superb set of models, I missed these first time around. I like the extensions on the track, they look really good. You have put in a lot of work on these models
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther Progress!
Replies: 176
Views: 55375

If not got the Panther so I haven't come across this problem, but I certainly agree with the field repair box of tools. I have the early Tiger with the original unplated track pins, which have now become quite difficult to remove without some tools and a little heat. I once broke a track with the ta...
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armortek in Aussie Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Thats a good looking article and a good bit of publication for Armortek.
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: What magazines do you read ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

I am not sure if you are just interested in militarty mags or general interest stuff. I used to take Classic military vehicle and even got an article published on my 1/16th Diamond T transporter. I also read Classic American on American cars and like reading either Fly Past on "classic" aircraft or ...
by Allan Richards
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: parking problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3021

This looks like it could be something out of Thunderbirds. These models do take up some space, especially when you acquire a few.
by Allan Richards
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Detail shots from the cupola
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

This is truely amazing stuff, there is such a high level of detail. I also admire the amount of reseach that has gone into this work and I wish you success in marketing and selling these top calss items.
by Allan Richards
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Swing-Arms and guides
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Jeff, Sorry to hear about the probems with the mill, perhaps its a duff motor taking out the speed controller. I had that with a washing machine once. The motor had failed and I thought it was worth replacing, so after struggling with that I then found that the speed controller had also blown. with ...
by Allan Richards
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A couple of ideas for the future
Replies: 48
Views: 8988

Brown, That is a superb looking model and a nice large scale. I wonder if anyone does a sond module for the old Ricardo engine these things had. It must have been unbearable inside them but a lot more secure than outside!! I have had a close look at the one in the Imperial War Museam and the tracks ...
by Allan Richards
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Cone nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

You should have gone for some piercing, you might have go 100 then!! I hear the one through the end of the old man is quite painless, you could fit a cone then for a bit of streamlining!!
by Allan Richards
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Swing-Arms and guides
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Your swing arms are going to look really good. Are you going to make this a static or RC model?
by Allan Richards
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: King Tiger Build
Replies: 244
Views: 76433

I must say your finishing looks superb. The shot across the rear deck looks like a real tank. I've used rust paint myself before which I found quite difficult to use toget a realistic finish like you have.
by Allan Richards
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman
Replies: 38
Views: 12780

Bob,

Good videos. I noticed that the track starts to tuck under behind the sprocket, so I think it would be good to tighten the track a little. The barrel lock looks reay good, it will be a superb model when its finished.
by Allan Richards
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther Progress!
Replies: 176
Views: 55375

The Panther looks superb, you'll have to get a miniture fir tree to use for camo. Its good to see dirt on the tracks, and the dirt stuck on the wheel rims looks good.
by Allan Richards
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman
Replies: 38
Views: 12780

Robert, Don't be afraid to tighten the tracks up because all you will do is to compress the suspension a little which is what you want to do to prevent the bogie tucking under. Run the model a little more to bed the tracks in, as I found mine slackened quite a bit initially, then adjust them to be t...