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by Chris Hall
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Jerry and the M3
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Jerry and the M3

Jerry -

Interesting stuff. Can you post up (or PM me) more information on your ‘rivet squeezer’ ? Like you I’m not a fan of glued rivets (with a Mark IV under my belt), and I’ve got both the M3 Lee and a Rolls-Royce Armoured Car to deal with ..... :D

Thanks, in hope,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 530
Views: 71998

Re: Armorteks next model

Jerry Carducci wrote:Ohhhhhhhhhhh Puma, let it be a Puma.....puuuuuhleeeeaaase let it be a Puma.....

Jerry
I agree ! It’ll give me longer to save up for something decent ..... 😉
by Chris Hall
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Pads on side of UC
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Pads on side of UC

I’ve got a feeling it was for flotation tanks ..... but were they ever used in action ?
by Chris Hall
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 530
Views: 71998

Re: Armorteks next model

Not sure the FT-17 would sell well. Certainly would not be on my shopping list. I personally think it looks rather ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. Personally I think the FT-17 has shape and style, whereas the Tiger 1 has all the attractiveness of a house brick. To each his ...
by Chris Hall
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Any chance of an MIB Centurion ?
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Any chance of an MIB Centurion ?

It's the time of year to go looking for the Holy Grail ...... oh wait, hang on, that's Easter :lol:. Does anyone have an unloved and unwanted Armortek Centurion that they wish to part with ? I'm minded to do a Korean War Mark 3. My preference would be for a completely new and unstarted one in the or...
by Chris Hall
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Memorial
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Bailey Bridge Memorial

Stephen - Thanks for the clarification as to location. I shall make a visit there sometime. It's obviously been moved, though, since my photo ........ my parents moved to Christchurch in the late 1980's, and I'd date my picture to sometime in the 1990's. It's a shame the bridge has been repainted, a...
by Chris Hall
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Memorial
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Bailey Bridge Memorial

Sorting through my mother's effects :cry: I came across these photos. I'm guessing that this memorial is somewhere in Christchurch, Dorset, UK, which is where my parents used to live. The chaps in the second photo are my Uncles, long since departed for the Elysian Fields. Bailey 1a.png Bailey 2a.png...
by Chris Hall
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Looking for a gift for yourself or a fellow modeller?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Looking for a gift for yourself or a fellow modeller?

Dave - Helen has her own sources of paint-drying books :lol: . But this one is entirely for me - I’m in serious need of retail therapy right now. And the seller is known to me :wink: . My real interest is in the British section. I’m not going to get involved in the ongoing punch-up about German Sand...
by Chris Hall
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Looking for a gift for yourself or a fellow modeller?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Looking for a gift for yourself or a fellow modeller?

Sold ! Please PM me with payment details.

Thanks,

Chris
by Chris Hall
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Owner Saying Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: New Owner Saying Hello

Liam - Welcome to the gang ! You've scored off the first basic requirement - you've got a sympathetic wife :wink:. You're going in at the deep end, aren't you ? The biggest kit Armortek have ever made (the JT) AND an Easy 8 ? Good luck, enjoy yourself and, if you get stuck or confused, just ask - so...
by Chris Hall
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 40
Views: 8924

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Christoffer Ahlfors wrote:We are your friends, and we are here to help... :wink:
From a member of our happy band of pilgrims, friendly advice is always welcome. But, from the Great Unwashed who march up to you at shows to tell you your build is rubbish in World of Tanks ...... :roll: :wink: :lol:
by Chris Hall
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 18
Views: 1937

Re: Cambrai

And here we are again - the eve of Cambrai, the first massed tank attack in history. Despite us all having suffered an horrendous year, we owe it to our forebears to remember their, much greater, sacrifices.

Fear Naught.
by Chris Hall
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 40
Views: 8924

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Jerry - Firstly, welcome to the M3 builders ! You've obviously been trawling though the build threads - I hope you've found it useful. The M3, be it Lee or Grant, is proving to be more fascinating the more I get into it ......... The issue (it's not a problem) with the M3 is the sheer diversity of f...
by Chris Hall
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 530
Views: 71998

Re: Armorteks next model

Serried ranks of Fury builds would be even more boring than wall-to-wall Tigers .......... :roll: Think outside the box, chaps ! If I had money and time (both in short supply right now, regrettably) I'd do an Easy Eight from the Korean War. Operations 'Killer' and 'Ripper' in 1951 introduced some in...
by Chris Hall
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 40
Views: 8924

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Another good day in the build shed. Working on Stage 10 - the front glacis plate. There's a lot going on here, with lots of brackets holding the various armour plates together at some very strange angles - the hallmark of the M3 ! I've made a decision that I will only use the glued 2.5mm rivets wher...