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by Chris Hall
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Stu's Grant.
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Stu's Grant.

Welcome to the gang, Stuart ! You'll find us a friendly, helpful group (everyone, not just the M3 owners).

For a first model, the M3 will be a challenge, so don't hesitate to ask for help. After all, we all started somewhere .....

Best wishes,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Fri May 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Peter Curran wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:55 pm
Trun , near Falaise .

Thought it would be somewhere around Falaise. Not so heavenly for the Germans, then ..... :?
by Chris Hall
Sun May 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Painting your Chieftains (and other post-WW2 vehicles)
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Painting your Chieftains (and other post-WW2 vehicles)

I'm not personally doing a Chieftain, but while researching paint schemes for my Korean War Quad, limber and 25-pdr I came across this document on t'interweb that seems authoritative: http://www.warwheels.net/images/BritishArmyGreenPaintsElliott1.pdf (also available on other sites). It certainly hel...
by Chris Hall
Sun May 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Fascinating Video of M3 Production
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Fascinating Video of M3 Production

Gotta love 1940's propaganda ...... never knowingly undersold ! I love the description of the M3 as "a fortress able to fight a small battle by itself" :lol:

Thanks, Adrian !
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

I think that's the difference. In Burma, the tank wasn't an assault weapon by itself, but was very much a support weapon for shooting in infantry attacks. I don't believe (but would be happy to be corrected !) that the VC were as fanatical as the Japanese. As Slim said (I think I've got it right), i...
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Stephen - I haven't dug too deeply into it (yet !) but I suspect the thinking was that jungle warfare was too 'closed in' to use an external m/g mount. In 1942 the general view was that tanks couldn't fight in the jungle at all ! And the Japanese used lots of snipers, specifically targeting tank com...
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

It's not just the lack of room in that silly top turret ..... have you considered the fumes, and the vibration ? Not a good 'office'. That's one of the reasons why the British in Burma took them off and replaced them with Grant cupolas. The Brownings were more useful to the infantry.

Chris
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RE PANZER AUSF G
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: RE PANZER AUSF G

Some professional builders do charge as much as the cost of the kit to assemble and finish the model. Which is about the only way to make money on a model ! The ones I know of are very good and quite quick. But, as you say, it's a very small marketplace. And anyway, building them yourself is a larg...
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RE PANZER AUSF G
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: RE PANZER AUSF G

How long is a piece of string ? Firstly, I'm not sure what model you're talking about - a Panther G, or a Panzer IV G ? The main thing, though, is how well you build and paint it, and any extras you add to it. Personally, I doubt that many Armortek kits, once built, are worth anywhere near their ori...
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Six Spoke Grant Wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Six Spoke Grant Wheels

Pete - I think it's a pretty complex question ...... I've just looked through Chamberlain / Ellis, Gander, and the Zaloga Osprey. The pictures are low-res, but they seem to show a confusion of 5 spokes, 6 spokes and 6 spoke solids across the whole range M3 to M3A5. Of course the Grant turret was onl...
by Chris Hall
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Grant - Bovington Images
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: M3 Grant - Bovington Images

Got 'em ! But only by waiting for that quiet time between America going to bed and the UK waking up .......... :D Thanks for putting them up. Extremely useful stuff, especially the top shots which you obviously got special permission for. Angles seldom seen. It has alerted me, though, to a vital his...
by Chris Hall
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Grant - Bovington Images
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: M3 Grant - Bovington Images

Wish I could download it - broadband is rubbish round here :cry:. But Bovington is only 60 miles away ..... :D
by Chris Hall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2869

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Pete - Better now than later :wink:. Not being up to milling, I've ordered a couple of M2 bolts and nuts from a well-known auction website (alternatives are available). As for sealant, I'd thought of doing that as well, for two reasons. It'll certainly protect the electricals. But, for me, it's also...
by Chris Hall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Pete's Grant No.9
Replies: 35
Views: 4684

Re: Pete's Grant No.9

Looking way ahead have you or Chris tried fitting the 37mm gun tube (EN0458) into the inner mantlet (EN0457)? Nige - Slow and steady ..... we've only had these things a few days ! I'll be months with this one - that way, you maximise the enjoyment :). The only thing I would say is that Kian said th...
by Chris Hall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2869

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Stage 3 - the Diff case. Another therapeutic job with musical accompaniment, but with a couple of twists ........... When fitting the Motor Mounts (EN0106, although that's not what it says on the parts list !), make sure to fit them the right way round, or they'll be wrong for the motors. From the l...