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by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Lazy Susan - turntable

Hi Alastair I would think its not so much the bearing in the middle you want to worry about, its the weight bearing on the periphery that does. The Tiger is a heavy bit of machinery, more so once the motors and batteries are fitted, so I would suggest you add rollers around the circumference of the ...
by Pete Nash
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 1222

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Gents Can we get away from the Iraq wars, Depleted Uranium, and the legacy of that and other modern conflicts. The subject is going to stir up a lot of controversy and blaming that is the Provence of politicians and campaigners. This is a discussion Forum on Heaven 1944, possible reasons why the tan...
by Pete Nash
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 1222

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Mark and Chris are both right. The 3 inch rocket with 60lb head was not an accurate weapon and was largely innefective against armoured targets. In a post Falaise survey the RAF Operational Research branch came to that conclusion, plus that the 20mm Cannon was more effective against practically ever...
by Pete Nash
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Headcorn Combined Ops
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Headcorn Combined Ops

Headcorn Combined Ops, 10/11 August 2019 with the UK Tank Club. Along with my Mk.IV and Panzer III we had a Panzer IV, Hetzer and Sturm Tiger From Dave Dibbs, A Morris Quad Limber and 25 Pdr from Armourtek and a Panther and Tiger in 1/4 scale from you know who. It was VERY windy, my motorhome moved ...
by Pete Nash
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Gary Coomber's Early Armortek Tiger
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Gary Coomber's Early Armortek Tiger

Images of Gary's Early Armortek Early production Tiger 1 taken at the Gipping Valley Model Boat Club, Needham Market, Suffolk.

Photos taken by Craig Robotham
by Pete Nash
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Pete's Grant No.9
Replies: 39
Views: 6406

Re: Pete's Grant No.9

Forgot to mention the front end mods:

Bevelled transmission case ow rounded courtesy of Plastic Metal
Front and rear tow points courtesy of East Coast Armoury
M3 castle nuts courtesy of Mark Lawson
M4 grub screws from my stock
by Pete Nash
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Pete's Grant No.9
Replies: 39
Views: 6406

Re: Pete's Grant No.9

After seeing Michaels' progress I thought I'd bring you up to date on mine. Started making the sand shields. Used 2mm Aluminium Checker plate as it was easier to get than plain sheet and also easier to cut on my band saw than steel. Using M2.5 button heads throughout instead of Rivets for uniformity...
by Pete Nash
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Panzer III ausf L
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Panzer III ausf L

Tom As you're in the US of A you might want to look up Field Of Armour. They do excellent after market additions for the Panzer III. I would suggest you get their Turret Loading Doors. The Armourtek ones are way too big and wrong shape. It will mean some filling in but the end effect is worth it. Th...
by Pete Nash
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Panzer III ausf L
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Panzer III ausf L

Hi Tom Welcome to the Forum and Armortek builder fraternity. Firsrst question I ask is Why? Why will you want to remove the top deck? Lead Acid Gel batteries are reliable and will last a long time before you will need to replace them. There is no need to remove them for charging as one can easily ad...
by Pete Nash
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Panzer III, hull #23 build.
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Panzer III, hull #23 build.

Hi Stuart. Can I give you some advice; Buy 12 off M5 X 12 bolts. Pages 6 and 11. Assemble the suspension as in Page 6 but BEFORE permanently fixing the torsion bars into position at the swing arm angle of 20 degrees, increase the angle to about 30 to 35 degrees and tighten the M5 x 8 grub screw onto...
by Pete Nash
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Stow Maries Large Model Show
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Stow Maries Large Model Show

The Historic World War One Aerodrome at Stow Maries, near Maldon, Essex, is holding a Large Model Show on Saturday and Sunday 14/15th September. Camping is available on site, water will also be available from taps but no electricity, and Portaloos will also be available. The 'main attraction' will b...
by Pete Nash
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: At Flying Legends
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: At Flying Legends

Yes, it one of Mark One's 1/4 scale machines.
by Pete Nash
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: At Flying Legends
Replies: 8
Views: 412

At Flying Legends

The UK Tank Club had an invite to join the large scale flying modellers at this years Flying Legends. Myself and Gary Coomber represented Armortekhe with his early Armortk Tiger and myself with my Panzer III and Mk.IV Tank. Lyndon Whittaker took along his Marl 1 (I've washed my mouth with soap and w...
by Pete Nash
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 36
Views: 3900

Re: Mick's Grant

Nice Going Michael. However.......Before you go much further, and If you are going to motorise your Grant you could well remove the centre section of the transmission. As I pointed out on my thread it is impossible to fit the motors without removing some of the centre section web, and then you have ...
by Pete Nash
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2719

Re: TankFest 2019

Two Mk.IV's definitely not enough amongst all that WW 2 German stuff! :P