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by Chris Hall
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 77
Views: 2200

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: 77
Views: 2200

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: 245

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: 665

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: 665

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: 165
Views: 27522

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: 94
Views: 9231

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: 419

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: 2568

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 ......
by Chris Hall
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Chris’s M3 project
Replies: 29
Views: 5497

Re: Chris’s M3 project

Ye Gods, but it's been a long time since I devoted any thought to the poor old Lee ! Real Life is exceptionally difficult this year :( I use Loctite 638, the old green faithful. But, as I mentioned earlier, I'm minded to lightly tap the shanks with a punch to mushroom them out for tightness. Given a...
by Chris Hall
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch

...... apart from the Union Flag being back-to-front :roll:
by Chris Hall
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum Show, Lyneham UK
Replies: 5
Views: 729

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: 323
Views: 39832

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: 19
Views: 2890

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: 1709

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, ...