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by Tim Page
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?
Replies: 41
Views: 878

Re: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?

A 1/6 scale Goliath would be pretty small - about the size of a 1/16 tank at a guess. Ive seen 3d print files for them in various scales but a 1:1 working version in metal interests me. Id say it would be fairly straight forward to build once you have the sprockets and track links figured out. The o...
by Tim Page
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cast Texture
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Cast Texture

I have used a product called Mr Surfacer. It is pretty good but dont breath the fumes so plenty of ventilation required. I now make my own because it is a lot cheaper and easier to get. Get a tube of Humbrol plastic model filler and some Humbrol liquid poly glue. Empty the contents of the tube into ...
by Tim Page
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?
Replies: 41
Views: 878

Re: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?

I have to agree with you Stephen. As far as a model tank is concerned it is pretty boring and the majority of existing Armortek owners would not be interested. However, as a re-enactor who has an interest in such things i would like to own one to be operated at events to demonstrate how it worked. I...
by Tim Page
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?
Replies: 41
Views: 878

Re: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?

Hi Gerhard, I remember seeing that Leopard 1 at Munster a few years ago.
I took LOTS of pix of it.
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It was incredible to see, but dont think I'd shell out 50,000 Euro for it.

Tim
by Tim Page
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?
Replies: 41
Views: 878

Re: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?

I have also been surprised that it has received this much traction Jack. Don't despair tho about your cast hull m4A1 Sherman and remember the Famo. This was a beast that was muttered for a good number of years and the reply from Armortek at that time was always a firm NO. However, persistence paid o...
by Tim Page
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Hetzer
Topic: Steen's Hetzer
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Steen's Hetzer

The Stug 3 was on my wish list but then i also wanted a Panzer III and there were no Stugs available when i wanted one. Having spent the last couple of years rebuilding my Panzer III, i don't really want to do most of that work again to build a Stug. So, the plan is to try and sell the Panzer III in...
by Tim Page
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Universal Carrier Ambulance
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Id really like to see a Wasp flamethrower variant.
Those look very cool.

Tim
by Tim Page
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: show your Warrooms and workshop 1/6
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: show your Warrooms and workshop 1/6

I must admit that my garage looks like a bombs gone off after a its been used as a fly tippers dumping ground. Over the years ive found it almost impossible to keep tidy and is stuffed full of 1/6 and 1/16 tanks, bikes, workshop equipment and all my re-enacting gear. I am very impressed by some of t...
by Tim Page
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?
Replies: 41
Views: 878

Re: Goliath Thread -- Who wants one?

Hi all, I put the full sized Goliath as a request on my on my survey. Dont know if anyone else added it but for me it would be a great addition to the Armortek range. Firstly it is a 1:1 scale model which would be a first for them and secondly, i am a WW2 re-enactor who would love to have one of the...
by Tim Page
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Two new UC builds
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

Re: Two new UC builds

It was a superb win over the Old Enemy Dennis. Controversial maybe, but a win all the same. It almost makes up for that other French Ref who destroyed our World Cup dreams back in 2011. Nice to see you progressing with the UC and also nice to see some shots of the electrics and control components. I...
by Tim Page
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Tim's Panzer 111 project
Replies: 49
Views: 9270

Re: Tim's Panzer 111 project

Had a few productive hours in the garage today. I now have, at long last, noises coming from my Panzer3 speaker. The original Armortek TBS5 & Amp that came with the tank continues to defy my and refuses to make any noise.It did work when i first got it but stopped when i tried to change it to Encode...
by Tim Page
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Video of the Universal Carrier running
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Video of the Universal Carrier running

Could UCs really turn that sharply? It looks a bit like some of those Chinese Heng Long 1/16 tanks the way it turns. I would expect this to be less severe in mud or grass but I think i would be wanting to turn down the rates a bit to make the turns less sharp otherwise the crew would be thrown overb...
by Tim Page
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Lifepo4 Battery
Replies: 19
Views: 2151

Re: Lifepo4 Battery

Is it recommended to go for a single 24v pack or 2 12v packs. I can see that the single 24v pack will be cheaper and easier to manage. I assume that the principles remain the same as with lead-acid batteries in that a pair of 12v/20ah batteries will give 24v/20ah when paired. Obviously the Lifepo4 p...
by Tim Page
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Tim's Panzer 111 project
Replies: 49
Views: 9270

Re: Tim's Panzer 111 project

Thanks Marco.
I am hoping to have a play with the Mini tonight.

Cheers
Tim
by Tim Page
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Tim's Panzer 111 project
Replies: 49
Views: 9270

Re: Tim's Panzer 111 project

I have been doing a bit of work on the wiring inside the tank this week but no pix with this post. The front headlights have been wired in with a simple on/off switch mounted inside behind the Radio Operators hull escape hatch. The Drivers escape hatch has been fastened shut but can be opened from t...