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by Chris Hall
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: How to avoid the stall?
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: How to avoid the stall?

I need to add something to my comments above about historical research and reproducing a particular tank. If you look at the Forum lists for each of the models that Armortek has produced, you'll see a plethora of threads about which particular historical tank each owner intends to build (not everyon...
by Chris Hall
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 374
Views: 59038

Re: Armorteks next model

Pete - There's another company supposedly making a Renault Ft17 :?, although Armortek could 'steal a march' by bring theirs to market sooner ...... :wink: It's a tank with an enormous amount of history, though. The question for Armortek, of course, is whether it would sell in sufficient numbers to j...
by Chris Hall
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: How to avoid the stall?
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: How to avoid the stall?

Don - Firstly, welcome to the Crazy Gang ! On the whole we're a friendly, helpful bunch, so never be afraid to ask a question. And, as for this one, it's an issue that we'll all face at one time or another, so it's well worth debating. Robert has highlighted most of the issues very well. I'd particu...
by Chris Hall
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier

:twisted: On the line drawing of the Universal Carrier No.II.Mk.2* (Welsh Guard version) I think I see a Thompson Sub Machine Gun on the left side wall. Was that special for UCs with the Welsh Guards ? No. Sergeant Maurice Rogers (Wiltshire Regiment) was carrying a Thompson when he won his VC (see m...
by Chris Hall
Fri May 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: New book by David Doyle on the M3
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: New book by David Doyle on the M3

Wow, that’s expensive 😳. But it looks like a must have, and I’m currently in funds, so ..... 😃

Thanks for the notice, Adrian ! Now I have a problem in finding bookcase space 🤔

Best wishes, and stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Video of 14th Army in Burma

Sorted ! It was a BBC clipshow cut from various Pathe newsreels. The lady who saw it just grabbed her mobile and filmed it, then she put it on a Special Interest Group on Facebook that you have to be a member of. She's now uploaded it to YouTube. So it's not fantastic quality but, unless and until t...
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Video of 14th Army in Burma

I suspect you have to be logged in to Facebook. I'll have a look around and see if it's on something more general, eg. YouTube.
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Brilliant Birthday card !
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Brilliant Birthday card !

As well as 'Captain Tom', it's my birthday as well (and, No, I'm not 100 years old like him :shock:). Amongst my plethora of good wishes and cards I got this one, which is too good not to share:

Birthday Card.jpg


Keep smiling, and stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Video of 14th Army in Burma

In the UK, the media are busy celebrating the 100th Birthday of 'Captain Tom', a Burma Veteran who, by walking around his garden, has raised nearly £30 MILLION for the National Health Service - a worthy cause, especially at this time. The BBC ran an article about it this morning, which some clever s...
by Chris Hall
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Fitting tyres to solid wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Tony - Firstly, welcome to the game ! If you look at Robert Reid's thread on the Rolls-Royce, he gives advice on how to do it (that's on the spoked wheels, but the principle is the same). I haven't done it myself (yet !), but you need to boil the tyres in a pan to soften them. It's not possible othe...
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 49
Views: 5207

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Ever thought of marketing these ? (he said, pleadingly)
by Chris Hall
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

Phil - As said above, the RAF in Iraq used the 1920 Pattern, so you can forget the 1924 ones. The Bovington A/C is a good model to follow (this particular car forms a large part of the Haynes Guide, with plenty of internal detail shots). But for the RAF you need to fit a spotlight and Lewis gun on t...
by Chris Hall
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 29207

Re: Mick's Grant

Mick -

A useful tip, although personally I can't apply it ..... I'm welding the side doors up ! That's what they did in the jungle in 1944 ............ :lol: so I'll be reliant on that top hatch.

All the best, and stay well,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

Phil - I’ve started digging ! The first thing I found is that the RAF probably never used the 1924 pattern :oops:. They would have started with ex-WW1 1914 patterns, which would have been very quickly upgraded with new chassis (known as Type A). The main type, however, would have been the 1920 patte...
by Chris Hall
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

So I'm guessing that will be a 1924 pattern ? There are significant differences between that and the 1914 kit ..... it'll be interesting to see how it turns out !

All the best,

Chris