Comet

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Nick Farrugia
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Re: Comet

Post by Nick Farrugia » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:12 pm

Hi mick
all the modifications look great, the search light especialy.I find the sound and the movement realy makes these models
special,people always seem suprised when the engine sound starts ,its always a pleasure to see peoples faces and reactions .Great work mick and good to see it.
best wishes
nick

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Re: Comet

Post by robert michael hilton » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:50 am

Thanks Nick.

I have added the deflection plates and welds
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Re: Comet

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:06 am

Looking Good Mick

Your driver is looking bored he wants to get the IRON DUKE out in the mud :lol:

Cheers
Phil

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Re: Comet

Post by Nick Farrugia » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:23 pm

Hi mick
just keeps looking better and better well done and good to see it
all the best nick

Paul Fairlamb

Re: Comet

Post by Paul Fairlamb » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:54 am


Driver!!

Is this one of those rare lefthand drive models?

A fine job Mick, but I would comment on the strap holding the gunner's hatch open, have a look at
http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/de_cra ... walk_4.htm page 4, picture 3.

I think the handle provided is curved the wrong way and have remodelled mine. This would make it possible for the driver or gunner to reach up from a secure position to release the hatch retaining clip without exposing more than a few fingers.

It seems very much a grey area here, but we need to add small extensions to the ends of the glacis plate to interlock with the retaining clip.

Greetings

Paul

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Re: Comet

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:04 pm

:oops: I will have to watch which side of the car I get
into tomorrow :lol:

Phil

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Re: Comet

Post by michael hilton » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:46 am

Well spotted Paul, my regular driver was on a tea break. I know what you mean regarding the door. I added the straps to stop the hatches swinging about.
I will be making these and other changes/additions over the winter months.

Phil, no chance of a 'drive' out especially in this weather, I get paranoid with the dust that appears out of nowhere.
You T34 is looking superb.
I spend many happy hours following the various 'builds' on the Forum.....quite taken over my life.....Mick

P S had a brief hic-cup with my access to the Forum...all okay now.

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Re: Comet

Post by michael hilton » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:43 pm

Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

My Comet is guarding the Christmas Tree,......at least that's what told my wife.
She just 'tut tuted' and muttered something about big boys toys.

I will be serving Christmas lunch to the crew....after all I am their Commanding Officer.



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Re: Comet

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:01 pm

Very nice Mick :)
You look well on the way to being ready for Christmas and your
Comet is the perfect decoration.
The Comet goes wth the Tree and your Tank Lift goes with your presents,are
they all for the wife for bribery :?:
Happy Christmas to you both
and the Comet crew
Cheers
Phil

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Re: Comet

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:47 am

Michael,
what could be better than a tank under the Christmas tree? I very BIG tank under the Christmas tree! Great looking Comet! Best regards,
Bob

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Re: Comet

Post by michael hilton » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:31 pm

Many thanks Robert and Phil, with Christmas on the doorstep I will leave well alone....and pamper the wife.
May need a new tank next year, one never knows what Armortek have in the pipeline.

It's an addictive hobby.....best wishes all, eat and be merry.....Mick.

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Re: Comet

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:34 pm

Merry Christmas Michael. Might sneek my Tiger in under the tree tonoght. :)
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
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Re: Comet

Post by michael hilton » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:24 pm

Hello, just a note to say that, having had a 'glitch' with my account, Gill has kindly 'reset' my details.
I now use the member name 'Michael Hilton', instead of 'Robert Michael Hilton'.

This means I can no longer access my PM box, under my previous registration name.
If any member needs to PM me, kindly use the 'Michael Hilton' membership name.

Regards...Mick. :)

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Re: Comet

Post by michael hilton » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:26 pm

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Re: Comet

Post by michael hilton » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:28 pm

Hello John, hope these photo's are helpful, it's a simple structure...Regards, Mick

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