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by Armortek
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Turn up sound. Click play.

https://youtu.be/7JNikhZWgQE
by Armortek
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Painting the Elefant
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Painting the Elefant

Next step has been to add some texture to the metal. This has been done with a fine car filler. To get the right consistency, the filler is left to dry out a bit to give it a "tacky" texture. It is then applied with a brush by dabbing it on. The filler can also be used to fill in any holes. It will ...
by Armortek
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Painting the Elefant
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Painting the Elefant

To officially launch our in-house painting service, over the next few weeks we will be painting the Elefant Heavy Tank Destroyer. We will document progress along with notes on the techniques used. You will see that in this case we are starting with the already-assembled model. Step 1 has been etch p...
by Armortek
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Romsey Model Show 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Romsey Model Show 2019

Armortek will be displaying at our local model show on the 14th July - the Romsey Scale model show 2019. Now in its 4th year, the event has been going from strength to strength. If you are in the area, stop by and see some fantastic models. https://www.romseymodellers.co.uk/the-romsey-scale-model-sh...
by Armortek
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

We have made some good progress on the prototype over the last couple of days. Turret has been machined as well as the front armour. Pretty pleased with how it has all turned out so far. 0. Front view Armortek Chieftain.JPG 2. Front Armour Armortek Chieftain.JPG 2. Lights Armortek Chieftain.JPG 3. S...
by Armortek
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2042

Re: TankFest 2019

Many thanks to all of you who attend TankFest and helped make it a enjoyable event. Hopefully you all make it home without incident. Next year we hope they try to "up" the level of entertainment .. that grill fire on Saturday along with the fire engines was just not enough - although it will now app...
by Armortek
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Machining of the turret has started. First op has been to mill a flat surface and a recess for the turret ring to eventually fit.

Ruler is just there to give a size comparison .. that is not really how we measure :-)
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by Armortek
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Since we can't really show any progress on the turret yet .. how about the rear deck:
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by Armortek
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Kevin Hunter wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 pm
..... why not a 1/6 gantry crane.......? Just a thought :D :D
Actually It has been discussed Kevin. :)
We have no plans at the moment though as there will not be one version that suits all, but we are looking at ways to make handling and building heavy kits easier.
by Armortek
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

FINALLY IN ....

In the blue corner and weighing in at 16.95 kg, the prototype Chieftain Turret.
Now for a quick whirl on the 5 axis and then we are all done :-)
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by Armortek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 4756

Re: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019

https://youtu.be/YMH2ktES-lU

A bit more work to do before it is finalised
Available as standard on the 2019 King Tiger and available as an upgrade for earlier versions.
by Armortek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 4756

Re: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019

Behind the scenes we have been working on something special for the upcoming King Tiger release. We are very excited about it and I think we can safely say that this will be a world first for a 1:6 scale model kit manufacturer. Of course it helps that there are not many of us out there :wink: More d...
by Armortek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 53
Views: 5664

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Cast parts did not arrive on Friday as we had expected - looking like it will be this week though. Unfortunately that very likely does not give us quite enough time to get the parts scheduled for machining and built onto the prototype, so at this stage we are no longer planning to have the prototype...
by Armortek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: New event in Germany - Wheels & Tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 421

New event in Germany - Wheels & Tracks

Armortek have been invited to attend a new event in Germany called Wheels and Tracks - Living Legends https://www.wheels-tracks.com/en/ Event is on the 17th and 18th August and is North of Frankfurt near Limburg. The organisers have kindly offered a running area for Armortek next to the area where W...
by Armortek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Tiger Day - (27 April 19) & TankFest (28/30 June 19)
Replies: 11
Views: 3367

Re: Tiger Day - (27 April 19) & TankFest (28/30 June 19)

Registration for TankFest is now closed and the list has been provided to the Tank Museum.
We will be getting in touch with everyone who is down to attend in the next week or so to confirm the details.
Kian