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Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Armortek » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:14 pm

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Lots of discussion since the exclusive launch
on Saturday, at the Armortek Show of the new
Kompact Kit 25 PDR field gun!

Follow the link for more details and to order:

http://www.armortek.co.uk/html/KompactK ... tkit1.html
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby John Fitzsimons » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:19 pm

Very impressive kit in the flesh. Very nice components. Pity it's not a german gun. Are these kits to be produced in limited numbers like the vehicles?
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Armortek » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi John,

Maybe a German one could follow!

The concept here is a straight forward kit in a box, low cost, (relative to the Armortek products) so not limited and numbered. We have manufactured an initial batch of 100 kits. We really do not know what the potential market for a kit at this price is, at this stage. With this uncertainty we can not say what the final number will be so early after launching this new concept in all metal modelling.

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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Tim Bowman » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:43 pm

That is cool!

Look forward to seeing some of these completed on the forum.

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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Kent Wiik » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:00 pm

n/t
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Paul Morris » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:22 pm

Hi Kent.
I am with you on that one .. .. .. already started twisting Marks arm on Sturday :D
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Pete Mallett » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:29 pm

Any chance of a better, overhead view of the carriage, especially the angled areas at the back. I assume that this is a MkII gun on a MkI carriage?

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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby John Fitzsimons » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:50 pm

I got some close ups ov the Pak 43 while in the workshop
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Paul Morris » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:53 pm

Hi John.
Me too guess we are on the same wish list then eh :wink:
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Pete Mallett » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:40 pm

Y'know if you happen to be a collector of Allied Kit, and especially WWII Allied kit, it is difficult to sit by and watch as every piece of German kit gets manufactured whilst the allied stuff gets ignored. Yeah, maybe the German stuff is more popular, and I can accept that. But, it's particularly galling to find that you've finally been graced with a nice bit of allied kit only to have your discussions of that kit hijacked by the German hordes who want to discuss some piece of German kit that they think should have been made instead :roll: By all means start your own thread on what you'd like to see made but, for once, let the allied collectors have their moment in the sun, let us please discuss this fine piece of British kit without you people showing up to tell us how it should be a German gun instead! :evil:
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Paul Morris » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:04 pm

Lol.

Very sorry not trying to take anything from the fine model Armortek has produced, I did in fact tell Gill I was going to buy one on Saturday, but discussion of what people would like is one of the ways this forum has worked for a very long time, asking for another model to be produced will not stop the 25 pounder being a great kit nor will it stop anyone from ordering one, as one of the long term members of this forum this is exciting news for all, that Mark and Gill are possibly doing a new range of kits, and I would imagine that rather than "Hijack" a post, the fact that people are openly discussing what they hope will follow in what will hopefully be a great new series of kits, would be deemed a positive thing?
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby John Fitzsimons » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:28 pm

As Paul says. I did mention before what an excellent kit this was. I was impressed by the quality and finish. So nicely packaged also. Shame to take it out of the box.
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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Ian Rodney » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:48 am

Hi Folks,

Nice 25 pounder gun Mark. Great details and lot's of lovely wee rivets to get stuck into. This gun would go nicely with a Morris Field Quid Artillery Tractor etc, from the Allied side. "HINT HINT"

But meanwhile here's a few pics I had taken like others on the tours of The Tank Museum Work shops to wet the appetite for future Armortek artillery guns like the mighty Pak43 with it's 88 gun.

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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Tim Bowman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:53 pm

I have to agree with Pete

For years, the new releases from Mark and Gil have done a good job of keeping us all guessing. "What could be next?" I too am guilty of this. But I can't help but feel for Gil and Mark when they release an exciting new kit, in this case, a beautiful British gun kit all in one box! Only to have us all wish for a Pak 43. Would that be cool and would I like to see a German piece? Yes.

But since the surprise release, and this thread,is a 25 Pounder, Let's focus on what we have and not what we don't have. Maybe start a Pak43 thread(or other wish-list piece) thread on the owners forum.

Maybe a Morris Quad gun tractor and ammo limber is next? oops..there I go speculating again. :)

Keep surprising us Mark and Gil.

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Re: Kompact Kit - 25 PDR Field Gun

Postby Marcel de Groene » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:57 pm

Tim Bowman wrote:I have to agree with Pete

Maybe a Morris Quad gun tractor and ammo limber is next? oops..there I go speculating again. :)

Keep surprising us Mark and Gil.

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Just my thought Tim. Forgot to ask Mark, but I guess he his answer would be a mistery.
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