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by Allan Richards
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: radio control on tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3193

Jeff, I definately agree that you need all the sticks to be self centre but on the older 4QD speed controller the DMR 203 interface unit can be set up in two ways. It has a 100% mixing option enabled by simply moving a jumper on the circuit board. Without the mixer the motors move on two sticks both...
by Allan Richards
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: I need to rob a bank!
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

One definition of concourse that I once heard was "as the manufacturer would have liked the machine to have left the factory" I was into restoring old stationary engine, what our US friends would call barn engines, and there was endless debate on restorations and what should and shouldn't be done. A...
by Allan Richards
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman prototype recoil
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Adrian, Thats a nice little recoil unit, if you connect the servo to a non proportional channel it won't be difficult to manually synchronise the sound and movement if you fit either the Benedini unit system or a Tamiya system. For my Sherman I bought a Tamia Sherman kit and used the electronics the...
by Allan Richards
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Kent`s Panther build
Replies: 238
Views: 153601

Superb work and also superb research.
by Allan Richards
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Panzer III build
Replies: 185
Views: 42890

Brian, I think $5700 is a very good price for that engine. Check out his update sheets for some good photos of the parts, they are phenominal. An engine model like that can only go up in price buy now while stocks last!! As for running internal combustion tanks it has been done before. Modelworks ha...
by Allan Richards
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Panzer III build
Replies: 185
Views: 42890

Brian,

Thats awesome, I wonder how it would go in a 1/6th tank?
by Allan Richards
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Panzer III build
Replies: 185
Views: 42890

I agree that you can only concentrate on one aspect or piece at the time otherwise you would never finish the project. The only other thing I would say is to try and do something (however small) at regular intervals, say each night otherwise there is a danger of putting the project down and then nev...
by Allan Richards
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Panzer III build
Replies: 185
Views: 42890

Jeff,

This is coming along really nicely and you've done a lot of work on the rear deck. I am not too familiar with this model but what you have done certainly seems to bring the model to life.. when are you going to get back to the 222, if it was me I would be progressing both models together?
by Allan Richards
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: My Stug conversion
Replies: 249
Views: 60189

Derek, I wish this exhibition would be on for longer than a couple of days, I would love to come and meet you and look at the Stug in the flesh but I've been away on business all week and cannot make it this weekend. Three days is not long enough for these sorts of maor exhibitions. I am glad the St...
by Allan Richards
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: My Stug conversion
Replies: 249
Views: 60189

Derek, First off superb work on the Stug and getting the gun together. Its looking a really solid job. I was wondering about the amount of traverse you have on the gun, I thought that the Stug gun could only move about 10 degrees either side of straight ahead. No doubt someone reading this will have...
by Allan Richards
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: PTFE as a bearing surface
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Adrian, PTFE is a low friction material that is good for bearings. Bearings made from it can also be lubricated with water. If I understand right you want to move the sprockets out a little on the Sherman for the tooth ring bolts to clear the gear housing, but in that application a brass washer woul...
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Time for some paint
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Excellent paint job and its really brought the model to life. Its made the 12 months of work worth all the tme and energy
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Older Women - Older Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Older Women - Older Models

Like older women I reckon older models can teach us a thing or two. Also just like women these models need a fair amount of TLC to get the best out of them. I built my Tiger a few years ago and its been run quite hard however, over the last year or so its only been used a few times and pretty well i...
by Allan Richards
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: My Stug conversion
Replies: 249
Views: 60189

Derek, As said a very nice piece of work. I don't suppose it applies to a Stug but the only minor nuisance I have found with my Tiger and Sherman is that the elevation motor hangs below the turret ring making it difficult to put the removed turret on the ground. If I were to re-build one of my tanks...
by Allan Richards
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armortek Tanks in even more snow
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Anthony,

It looks as if you had a good time and the photos look really good. i'm glad you had some positive interest from the dog walkers, and being that cold the "mines" are less effective!!