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by Will Roberts
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier

Hello Pieter, From Page 101 of Universal Carriers Volume 1 there is a stowage diagram for the Carrier Universal Mark 1 (Scout Role). In the front compartment to the left of the Gunner there is an ammunition bin that contains 6 Utility pouches. Behind the driver in the rear compartment there is anoth...
by Will Roberts
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 19
Views: 3587

Re: counter balance weight size

Hello Adrian, I too have looked through my books but have drawn a blank. I know Bovington do have tank plans but don't know if they have any of a Grant\Lee with the M2 counter-weighted barrel. I have found this clip of the holy Grant which does show some details of the counter-weight and may suffice...
by Will Roberts
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: WANTED T34 or Panzer III
Replies: 0
Views: 786

WANTED T34 or Panzer III

Hello,

A friend of mine wishes to purchase either a Panzer III or a T34 built or boxed with motion kit from the UK only. Please send me any details of models available.

Many thanks,

Will.
by Will Roberts
Thu May 15, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: British tanks internal colouring
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: British tanks internal colouring

Hello Derek, By the time the comet was produced turret interiors were Gloss White. Here is a thread in which Mike Starmer has comments and he is the authority on this subject. http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/thread/1055211501/1055372628/Interior+color+for+British+tanks... Kind regards, Will.
by Will Roberts
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: BergePanther (Universal Hull) for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: BergePanther (Universal Hull) for sale

Hello Fabrice,

I have sent you a PM.

Kind regards,

Will.
by Will Roberts
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Are there any builds out there with the Mk IV Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: Are there any builds out there with the Mk IV Tank

Hello again,

Just got home and it is the French that had the scheme I like :-(.The Brits are extremely plain in comparison. I suppose a Mark IV in French service is a bit too far fetched. Green, Brown or Grey it is then.

Regards,

Will.
by Will Roberts
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Are there any builds out there with the Mk IV Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: Are there any builds out there with the Mk IV Tank

Hello Stuart, Very few definitive books published on the Mark IV but Profile publications did this one and they have colour profiles in the centre pages. I have a copy at home but here is a link. http://www.abebooks.com/Armour-Profile-Tank-Mark-Foley-John/11229065271/bd Also the Bovington tank museu...
by Will Roberts
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Armortek Panther For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1689

Armortek Panther For Sale

Hello I have a partial built Armortek Panther for sale. Gun Mantlet has been professionally de-chinned to represent early G variant. Pack 3 Suspension Pack has been assembled. Wheels have tyres fitted and some painted. Includes : Option Pack 1 (Electronics and Motors) Bob Morey Early Panther G Idler...
by Will Roberts
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: help needed paint supply (spray can form) uk
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Afrika Corps Sand Colour

Hello Sean, Depending on how pedantic you are on the correct colour for your 222 there are a number of routes you can take from the Tamiya spray cans which have a general German yellow to a correct RAL colour match from some of these advertisers on Milweb. The trouble with this is the amounts and th...
by Will Roberts
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Paint Supply

Hello Graham, I see that nobody has replied to your thread yet and that maybe because this question is raised so many times and we all have our own preference on type of paint and colour. I assume from the fact that you model 1/16th tanks that you know the colour you need and that it is likely to be...
by Will Roberts
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: new to forum but not to tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

New King Tiger

Hello Martin, I hope the new job is going well and welcome to the Forum. I could have saved you a lot of bother over this Dunkelgelb issue. The correct colour is RAL 7028 Dunkelgelb nach Munster and as others have already stated this no longer appears on the RAL chart which in any case has been modi...
by Will Roberts
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: 50 Cal for the Firefly
Replies: 4
Views: 3856

50 Cal and the Firefly (British Tanks in General)

Hello Allan and Rob, That is a very nice 50 Cal !! and I can see why you want to fit it but many British Shermans (especially the valuable Firefly) were fitted with an all round vision cupola and when that was fitted the .50 Cal was removed and fitted with a .30 cal in lieu. The British crews with t...
by Will Roberts
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Firefly Radio Box Details
Replies: 17
Views: 8814

Firefly Radio Box

Hello Allan and Tim, According to David Fletcher in Military Ordnance Special Number 19 about the Firefly he says that the designers of the Firefly turret originally intended the armoured box to counterbalance the weight of the 17 pdr Gun and only later was it decide to mount the radio in it. The li...
by Will Roberts
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The South West model engineering exhibition 18th/19th April
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

South West Modelling Show 12/13th April

Hello Dave,

I will be there again and as you say hopefully there will be something to do and somewhere to go ! in the evenings. The Sherman should have a new coat of paint by then.

Regards,

Will.
by Will Roberts
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman 17pdr Recoil Distance
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

Sherman 17pdr Recoil Distance

Hello fellow Shermanholics, Sometime ago somebody asked what was the Recoil distance of the 17pdr Gun and now thanks to Terry Gander in Ian Allans Tanks in Detail Medium Tanks M4 (76mm an 105mm) Page 89 I can tell you that the answer is :.................................Drumroll please.................