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by Peter Silcock
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1661

Re: New Transmitters

John, I'm with you - I thought I was the only one left who believed in the KISS principle. All these new fangled widgets leave me cold. :D
by Peter Silcock
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 2003 Blank Firer wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: 2003 Blank Firer wanted

Very many thanks for the responses received. Just to clarify, I am after the 2003 version of the blank firer, not the later rotary one which is totally different (and better!).
by Peter Silcock
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: 2003 Blank Firer wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 350

2003 Blank Firer wanted

A bit of a long shot this one! According to a 2003 Armortek catalogue I found on the Wayback Machine a blank firer was offered containing a "mechanism" ( :wink: ). Did anyone buy one and want to sell?
by Peter Silcock
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: First Tiger kit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Re: First Tiger kit for sale

Drew pm sent.
by Peter Silcock
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Metal Filler Material
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Metal Filler Material

Not sure if available in UK, but I use JB-Weld or JB-Kwik. It's a metal-filled epoxy. In larger quantities, there is a bodyworking product called "Metal-to-Metal" which is like Bondo, but uses colloidal aluminum for the 'filler' instead of talc (which is what is in Bondo). The stuff is tougher than...
by Peter Silcock
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 1:6 scale Battlefield area in Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Re: 1:6 scale Battlefield area in Denmark

A fantastic start to your battlefield there! Look forward to some more pictures. So much better than running around on a flat field.
by Peter Silcock
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: ferdinand
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: ferdinand

A fantastic model there Chris - you should be very proud of it. I think its great that people build these models how they want them to be, despite the hand wringing of the "experts".
by Peter Silcock
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Mick's Roller
Replies: 116
Views: 23535

Re: Mick's Roller

Always like your builds Michael - so methodical and well thought out. Glad you decided to persevere with it. Nothing wrong with out of the box builds in my view :D
by Peter Silcock
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Armortek KingTiger for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3072

Re: Armortek KingTiger for sale

Can't believe that this model has not sold - it's a bargain for someone.
by Peter Silcock
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Media blasting
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: Media blasting

Mr Hall may be interested to know that the job which followed my parts through the booth was the complete chassis from a Land Rover, which was a lot more curvaceous than I expected, for such a box on wheels :lol: :lol: Adrian. Lets hope the owner ended up with more metal than holes - I've seen a co...
by Peter Silcock
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Media blasting
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: Media blasting

The only time I have needed blast cleaning on a tank was a Tiger which had been left outside for years and my local blaster charged £30 to do the whole job and turned it round the same day. Peter, did you strip the Tiger down beforehand ? The quotes I've had range between £64 and £180, but I'm not ...
by Peter Silcock
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Media blasting
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: Media blasting

I've considered buying a cabinet over the years Adrian, but came to the conclusion that it was not worthwhile. Reasons being that large items (in my case car panels and other parts are too big to fit in) and I tend to prefer chemical dipping now. If you're looking only at tank parts then it depends ...
by Peter Silcock
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A Warning.
Replies: 35
Views: 4654

Re: A Warning.

Nice :D :D Adrian. Adrian, having attended the scene of many hundred fires and inspected thousands of fire damaged items, I would strongly suggest that you have the whole thing bead (or something similar) blasted. Contaminants can remain even after scrubbing or sanding and will come out to spoil yo...
by Peter Silcock
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Pak 43/41
Topic: New build.
Replies: 34
Views: 8018

Re: New build.

Love the chopper. Is that a Harley motor on a custom frame?
by Peter Silcock
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Real or fake
Replies: 457
Views: 92768

Re: Real or fake

As we are on the subject of wizbangs. Phil , on the subject of whizbangs, have you seen the latest video from Flitetest on You Tube? May interest you. Shows a Warthog attacking a tank. They have used a system of very rapid fire biodegradable BBs firing through a special light which illuminates the ...