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by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RE PANZER AUSF G
Replies: 3
Views: 184

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: 134

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: 4
Views: 315

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: 4
Views: 315

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: 2228

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: 30
Views: 2744

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: 2228

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...
by Chris Hall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2228

Re: Chris’s M3 project

'Gluing' the rivets before rounding off the insides sounds like a great idea as it solves the problem of holding the rivets against the Snap while rounding off the other end. Pete - Gluing the rivets is the only real solution, as nothing sticks out to round off ! My idea was to tap the end of the c...
by Chris Hall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Pete's Grant No.9
Replies: 30
Views: 2744

Re: Pete's Grant No.9

Pete - I've just finished the Diff case too. You're right about that last hole - I'd be interested to hear how Chris Fry did it on the prototypes. I can think of two possible solutions: (a) I think an M2 bolt might just fit, or (b) leave it blank, and just fill the hole. It's right underneath, so no...
by Chris Hall
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2228

Re: Chris’s M3 project

So that's at least three M3's out there, then. Better get cracking - can't leave all those boxes just standing there ........ :wink: The first job is, of course, to get rid of all those bits of packing (which Jill used to call "Angel poo" :lol:). Then you can see what you've got - and there's a lot ...
by Chris Hall
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2228

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Pete - So you're not going to get a radio in there then :lol:. You should have gone for the Lee - so much sleeker and more aerodynamic :wink:. Glad to see the M3 has now escaped into the wild ! You should start your own build thread, though, so we can see different perspectives. All the best, Chris
by Chris Hall
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2228

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Pete -

Robert and I have been chatting about this all afternoon. The P38 is one of the names for my second-generation Range Rover, which is what all the boxes are loaded into ....... :lol:

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 25
Views: 2228

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Well, I picked up my Lee yesterday, directly from the factory (which is only about an hours drive away). It was very kind of Kian and Monique to let me do it, what with all the other things they've got on (packaging, posting, Chieftain, King Tiger, normal everyday orders, planning for the 2020 relea...
by Chris Hall
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: From Design to Manufacture
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: From Design to Manufacture

I said to Mark a long time ago that, like the Royal Family, it "doesn't do to shine too bright a light on magic" :wink: It's all beyond me - I just love that you do it ! Having said that, what has always fascinated me is how you actually design a 1/6th scale model. It's not just measure the Real Thi...
by Chris Hall
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 178
Views: 19474

Re: Armorteks next model

How about a comprehensive upgrade/enhancement line for older models? That's already there to some degree, with the Spare Parts service. As for upgrades (ie. things that weren't made at the time) it could be something for the Kompact Kit line, ie. not number limited. I can't see it being a great mon...