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by Chris Hall
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK

It's the first time the REME Museum has done such a thing, but it certainly won't be the last ! I genuinely think that our turnout was the 'icing on the cake' for them - the Education Officer patted me on the shoulder everytime he walked past ! It really is a nice little Museum, with two Halls of ve...
by Chris Hall
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 161
Views: 19692

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I know that SPTA insists that all brass is picked up and returned for recycling , back in the day no one cared and millions of rnds were just left in the mud, as kids we would sort through the piles and remove the blanks that did not get fired, I must have clipped tens of thousands to extract the c...
by Chris Hall
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: counter balance weight size

It's not going well ...... :cry: I wrote to IWM Duxford asking if they could take some simple measurements of the counterweight. I've just had a reply. Not only can't they provide the measurements, but they won't allow anyone near enough to do it themselves ! Then, to add insult to injury, they sent...
by Chris Hall
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stats n' stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Stats n' stuff

Most Human beings like flattery especially if it is sincere. :D John, I'm certainly not looking to disagree with you ! I just see it from a somewhat different perspective ...... I'm sure that Kian, Monique, Chris and the rest of the team get a warm fuzzy feeling when they read good reviews. And I, ...
by Chris Hall
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stats n' stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Stats n' stuff

I'm with John Clarke, but from a less sycophantic perspective..... :lol: We all know who the Chinese Opposition are. Their quality looks superficially good, but their electronics are questionable, as is their self-build ability, and their pricing is off the scale :shock:. So the only advantage I can...
by Chris Hall
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 118
Views: 16418

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Commander: myself Loader: L/CPL Colin Clarke Gunner: Tpr "Fletch" Fletcher Driver: Tpr Gordon Irvine. I never served, so I don't want to appear either stupid or elitist, but this made me wonder if there's any relative seniority in tank roles which defines rank ? For instance, I'd imagine that an NC...
by Chris Hall
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: counter balance weight size

Derek - I've been through all my M3 books (a lot more than just one :)) and, while I can find loads of pictures and a description of why it was there, I can't find any actual dimensions ! So its a trip to Duxford I'm afraid, although you could write to them first and ask if they'd kindly do it for y...
by Chris Hall
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: South West Model Show, Bovington, 28 September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 368

South West Model Show, Bovington, 28 September 2019

Well, that's another one ticked off, at pretty well the end of the Show Season ......... Despite the fact that we all felt the show is waning in popularity, it's always good to get together and run our toys at Bovington. They give us a prime pitch in the Tank Story Hall (between the Cromwell and the...
by Chris Hall
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: The Reality of Fighting (in an M3)
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: The Reality of Fighting (in an M3)

Stephen White wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Out popped one of my contact lenses.
Ahh, the perils of the modern battlefield ........... :lol:

And I heartily agree about the Render book - a good account of 'sharp end' tank warfare, and good general tips about Management.

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: The Reality of Fighting (in an M3)
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

The Reality of Fighting (in an M3)

Just seen this on Facebook. It can only be an M3 ..............

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It also serves to demonstrate that those who fight in wars to defend us are a special breed !

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Does size matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Does size matter?

Of course size matters ! That's why we build 1/6th scale, and not 1/16th ............. :lol: Some people just like big things. It's probably a compensation thing :P. But Armortek have produced a whole range of smaller things, like the PzIII, the M3 Medium (hardly a giant), and the Quad. And, of cour...
by Chris Hall
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Armortek Open Day 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 8433

Re: Armortek Open Day 2019

Well, that was a GREAT day ............ Interesting speakers / demonstrators (thanks to Dave, David Fletcher, Lee and Stephen), lots of old (and new) friends to see (sorry if I didn't get to you all !), loads of food and constant drinks (well, it was a very hot day), goodies to buy / collect (includ...
by Chris Hall
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: SOLD Armortek ammunition lumber and Armorpax
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: SOLD Armortek ammunition lumber and Armorpax

Wael -

I dealt with him via PM. I'll send him a note to ask him to contact you.

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: SOLD Armortek ammunition lumber and Armorpax
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Feedback on a good trade: Armortek limber and Armorpax

Well, I'm the new owner of Andy's limber, which turned up today. A very easy and quick transaction, and an excellent quality build. It also came with loads of 'Gucci' - shells, shell cases and ammo boxes. So I'm very pleased, and all credit to Andy - a great bloke to deal with. I've now got two limb...
by Chris Hall
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38856

Re: Armorteks next model

Not exactly developing a new marketplace though, is it ? A limited production run of 50 (?) (assuming one per Famo owner), or even less if it's only attractive to someone with both a Famo and a German tank to put on it ................. :roll: No, Kian will be looking for something more exciting tha...