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by Chris Hall
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 43
Views: 5903

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

On the subject of paint, I did manage to secure a supply of Land Rover Bronze Green aerosol, which is pretty close to the post-war paint scheme. But there will still be traces of red primer, tan and other 'earlier' schemes underneath and in the hard-to-paint areas. I am betting that the repaints we...
by Chris Hall
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Unit / Tactical Markings
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Tiger Unit / Tactical Markings

You're pulling my leg Adrian? I haven't seen anybody using that colour for the markings.
A bit vivid, perhaps, but not far off. Just needs to be faded a bit. Really !
by Chris Hall
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Unit / Tactical Markings
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Tiger Unit / Tactical Markings

That looks too flesh-coloured to me. You still need to go the Full Barbie :lol:. Don't be shy - blush !
by Chris Hall
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Unit / Tactical Markings
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Tiger Unit / Tactical Markings

My source for such things is "Tank and AFV crew uniforms since 1916" by Martin Windrow. Pink was certainly the Arm of Service piping for Panzer crews. It was officially discontinued in 1942, although the need to use up old uniform stocks, together with a degree of nostalgia from the 'old sweats' mea...
by Chris Hall
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 43
Views: 5903

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Robert - Just caught up with your thread, and noted your questions. Dave and Adrian seemed to have answered the question on the wedge - my 25pdr (built by Phil Woollard) has a tiny sticker on it, which I assumed was something like a ranging chart. Or possibly the canteens menu for the week :lol:. As...
by Chris Hall
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4142

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

For those who couldn't make the funeral yesterday ........ well, it was Standing Room Only. Family and friends, with the Armortek crowd standing at the rear and sides (I like to think of it as an Honour Guard). And even some well-behaved dogs. The service was non-religious, with a reading and a coup...
by Chris Hall
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4142

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Stephen White wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Just to bump this thread.
..... which, out of respect, should be at least Pinned if not made a permanent Announcement. Can this be done ?
by Chris Hall
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4142

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

I knew Gill ..... and she was lovely. Of course it started with Liesel , my first Armortek purchase. I spoke to her on the phone on a Friday, placing the order (with some trepidation !) and cheekily asking for the last one (50 of 50), at Helen's (my wife) prompting. She rang back on Monday to confir...
by Chris Hall
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 17 Pounder
Topic: 17 Pounder Limber??
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: 17 Pounder Limber??

I have been told, but haven't checked or received any corroborative evidence, that the Quads pulling the 17pdr's retained the 25pdr limber purely for braking and balance. The 17pdr shells were presumably carried in the Quad.

A question for research, though !

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Cambrai

Kevin Hunter wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:24 am
Gunfire - cup of black tea with a shot of rum.
I always thought there was a sprinkle of gunpowder in there as well :oops: - but, never having served, how would I know ?
by Chris Hall
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Cambrai

Thank you, Stephen - this was on my 'To Do' list as well :D

Happy Cambrai Day, fellow tankies worldwide ! It is fit and proper to remember the events of 102 years ago - with Gunfire, if legally available ..... :wink:

All the best,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 177
Views: 31849

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Kevin Hunter wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:43 am
Stephen White wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:29 am
If you need to know what a shovel recce is, please don't PM me.
I suspect us civvies could hazard an educated guess. :D :D
One of my favourite WW2 war films is "Ice Cold in Alex", when Harry Andrews says something like "never ask a man with a spade where he's going" :lol:.
by Chris Hall
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 105
Views: 11813

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Don't let unreasonable criticism get you down, Dave - the vast majority of us appreciate your output and attention to detail.

And, on that topic, any update on Lee / Grant bits ? Cash waiting ...... :)

Keeping smiling,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: buckles for holding down tools, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: buckles for holding down tools, etc.

Robert - Tony Barton's site (www.antheads.co.uk) is a Mecca for 1/6th scale uniform bits. The buckles he recommends are in etched brass from Rich Elbourne. Details can be found half-way down this link: http://www.antheads.co.uk/catguide/webbing I've got a set, and they're great ! Hope this helps, Ch...
by Chris Hall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Stu's Grant.#35
Replies: 15
Views: 2746

Re: Stu's Grant.#35

Cossack is a Lee, used in Burma. Hence the lack of the 'silly top turret' (TM) :wink:. So not at all what a Desert Grant would look like ......