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by Pete Nash
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: LOWMEX 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 28

LOWMEX 2019

While Stephen Adrian Chris and Denny et al were playing with their tanks at the REME musem, I was playing with mine at LOWMEX 2019. LOWMEX is a modelling and engineering exhibition held annually at this time of the year at The Ormiston Denes Academy, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. It is a Big boys and ki...
by Pete Nash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renault FT17
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

Re: Renault FT17

Be careful Gunter, you may be starting your own business. :D
Looking forward to more updates, you are credible.
by Pete Nash
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renault FT17
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

Re: Renault FT17

Be careful Gunter, you may be starting your own business. :D
Looking forward to more updates, you are credible.
by Pete Nash
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: counter balance weight size
Replies: 16
Views: 1245

Re: counter balance weight size

"Also why would you want to do a standard american Lee with the MG Cupola but with British markings? The Grant 1 has a more stylish turret." Well Mark 'ol Chap, we did have them you know :P (now say it with a posh voice :lol: ) It would make an interesting alternative to a 'standard' British Grant a...
by Pete Nash
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 2414

Re: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

Cor blimey.....tanks are more complicated than hairyplanes. :lol: :lol: :lol: To harmonise the guns we aligned a board up 83 feet 4 inches from the hairyplane and boresighted the gun, adjusting it in the vertical and horizontal planes until it pointed at the target. If it missed it was the pilot's f...
by Pete Nash
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Stow Maries Large Model Display
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Stow Maries Large Model Display

Here are some of the Model aircraft that were there.
It was sad that the HP.42 didn't fly as I thought it was far and above the best aircraft there.
by Pete Nash
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Stow Maries Large Model Display
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Stow Maries Large Model Display

While lots of you were at the Armortek Open day Myself and a couple of others were at Stow Maries great War Aerodrome for their first Large Model day. It was originally billed as a Large Aircraft Display but through the contacts of garry Coomber 'we' got an invite as well. We had lots of interest on...
by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Nice one, like the Officers mattress :P
by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: A novices guide to looking after an Armortek
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: A novices guide to looking after an Armortek

Quite a few of us use these Quad Bike loading ramps. Advantages are that they are reasonably light to handle, easy to unfold (mind fingers :twisted: ) and will take the weight of any tank. disadvantage if you can call it that, they do take up a bit of room, though with a KT in the back of an estate ...
by Pete Nash
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

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: 2309

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: 2309

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: 567

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: 689

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: 7747

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