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by David M Wilks
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47

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by David M Wilks
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detail set
Replies: 63
Views: 4642

Re: Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detail set

Thanks for your hard work to give our models some bling .Dave W
by David M Wilks
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47

As with other builders, slow progress on the Chieftain, but I thought sharing a method of turning the rivets supplied in the kit to something more representative would be useful, as the thought of mutilating expensive tiny bolts to be glued in ,is madness . Drilling and tapping M3 in a piece of scra...
by David M Wilks
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 137
Views: 17481

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Thanks for all your research and hard work Ivano, deposit sent .Dave W
by David M Wilks
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detail set
Replies: 63
Views: 4642

Re: Chieftain Commanders Cupola Detail set

Put me down for a full set of Chieftain goodies ,if you need deposits just shout ,cheers Dave.
by David M Wilks
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 9910

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

To put my twopeneth in the pot, I reckon a Churchill or Matilda for the allied choice ( both been in pieces at Bovington recently) and a Marder or a panzer IV for the German contenders. Whatever the choices are they will far superior to the fibre glass contenders out there ( don’t mention oil soaked...
by David M Wilks
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 7343

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

They say great things come in small packages, what a star ! who made us all feel special, condolences to Mark and family .Dave & Janet Wilks
by David M Wilks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Dave’s Borrowed Chieftain #47

Chieftain no 47 arrived today after pacing up down like an expectant father . I hope to research and build Chieftain 02EB71 Mk6/2 built 1966 assigned to the QMT Bovington Armour centre in Sept 1979. In 1982 ish the tank Museum arranged for a mate and myself to play tank crew for a day for services o...
by David M Wilks
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 2003 Blank Firer wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: 2003 Blank Firer wanted

PM sent Peter. Dave W
by David M Wilks
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: various 1/6 items,
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Re: various 1/6 items,

I will take the gurtsach and ammo please, pm sent Dave W
by David M Wilks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Special Fasteners M3 x 8 Hex with 7ba Head
Replies: 15
Views: 3580

Re: Special Fasteners M3 x 8 Hex with 7ba Head

High David, please could I have 100, and your bank Details, sent you a pm must have got lost DW
by David M Wilks
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 396
Views: 63043

Re: Armorteks next model

Shoutout for the scammel pioneer ,a superb off road gun tractor, recovery vehicle, and tank Transporter . Used in most theatres of WW2, prized by axis & allied forces, so can utilise the full range of Armortek artillery, shorter in length than most tank transporters. Would appeal to all the Scammel ...
by David M Wilks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Armortek Open Day 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 13120

Re: Armortek Open Day 2019

An excellent record of a great day, many thanks to all those who made it happen, Dave W
by David M Wilks
Sun May 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 113708

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Found this lovely old driver training film whilst researching the old girl. Take a look at the driver training ground including the simulator and the Tank Museum itself back in the 60's, that sure has changed a bit! https://youtu.be/3sklkqjZ8KU The driver is an expert for sure just listen to those ...