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by Allan Richards
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Snow in South East England
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Snow in South East England

Well its been the deepest recorded snowfall in our area (North Kent) since 1964 with some 14 inches lying in the garden. I couldn't resist the chance to get the tanks out and started with the Tiger. Unfortunately it was usless as the tracks just completely bunged up with snow and were causing the dr...
by Allan Richards
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tiger 066 Construction
Replies: 79
Views: 31458

John, Thats a good video of the tank running. The running of the tracks will improve a lot with a bit of use. I think that the KT ran with the tracks looking a little slacker than you have them after taking the two links out. When you have completed the model and it is at its fighting weight the sus...
by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: M7 Priest
Replies: 108
Views: 30363

I've got to agree, a superbly detailed model. Surely that "dash is real? I can't wait to see it finished and running.
by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman
Replies: 38
Views: 13169

Robert,

I didn't realise that there was supposed to be a plank of wood between the uprights on the mud guards. I presume its for wading to keep the water from flowing up the front. I just thought that the flanges of metal were stiffners.
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman
Replies: 38
Views: 13169

Adrian, The panier bottoms stay with the lower hull and the 4QD's are mounted on them. There are two struts that go across the top of the lower hull to hold the panier bottoms firm and stop them drooping. The upper hull has clips to locate it on the edges of the panier bottoms and the only thing scu...
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Ideas for Tank weathering etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

I think that as well as the living model factor there is a scaling effect in play also. I am sure that the 1/35 scale models can take much heavier weathering than the 1/6th without looking too over done. To me painting these 1/35 models is about enhancing the 3D effect, hence the use of washes and d...
by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Slide pad, springs and other questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Dave, I am surprissed you have the time to think about these models at the moment, mind you they are also a welcome escape at times. If I understand Your M7 will be static? If so it will be way lighter than the all metal model and you won't need the extra coil springs. If you do fit them you need to...
by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman
Replies: 38
Views: 13169

Robert, I made the whole top of my Sherman removable with the top sides, so the hull is left the track level. This makes everything accessible, an essential thing I learnt from the Tiger where the whole top is also removable. I realise that the Sherman wasn't the best of tanks from a fighting and pe...
by Allan Richards
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorpax new addition
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Great news congratulations.
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: M7 Priest
Replies: 108
Views: 30363

Dave,

This is one stunning model that is really coming alive with the adding of the detail, you must be proud of it. Keep the build photos coming.
by Allan Richards
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman
Replies: 38
Views: 13169

Robert, Your Sherman is looking really good. You've mde a nice job of the new hull top and everything fits really well. There is a ton of detail that can be added to these kits and I think they run really well when adjusted properly and run in a bit. They are also lighter than the Tiger and easier t...
by Allan Richards
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Visit to the Isle of Wight Military History Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Visit to the Isle of Wight Military History Museum

Whilst you were all enjoying what looked like a very good open day at Armortek my wife and I were holidaying for a week on the IOW. Having seen the tank overhaul programmes on TV one of the high priority places to visit was the IOW Military History museum just inland from Cowes. I must say I was qui...
by Allan Richards
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Sagging suspension on my PZ111
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Denis, You can buy cup head grub screws. If you do a google image search you will see that these screws have a chamfered end with a relieved centre, or cup so that they grip on the circumference of the screw. There is also a serated cup head grub screw so the serations bite into the metal better. I ...
by Allan Richards
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Panzer III at the War & Peace show @ Beltring
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

I spent Friday at the W&P show and was amazed at the price of everythng. The Sexton self propelled gun was for sale, it was in good running condition and had been restored but I think they wanted £78000 for it!! About 15 years ago I remember an Abbot being auctioned at Hollycombe steam which went f...
by Allan Richards
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: How hot and how noisy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1763

Steve, A simple way to tell if there is anything thight in the drive train is by the way the tank moves with very little control stick movement. A tank with everything working well will move as soon as the control stick is moved. If you have one tight track then the tank will turn towards the tight ...