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by Gerhard Michel
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther William
Replies: 56
Views: 19193

Re: Bergepanther William

Hi William, sad to read, but also my decision to go back to the originals. I had two severe stops when track links were jammed with bended guide teeth. Worse however was that the track links didn't follow the roadwheels when curving on rough grounds. Olaf grinded his chevrons down to 1 mm but they d...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther William
Replies: 56
Views: 19193

Re: Bergepanther William

Hi William,

nice details, indeed!

Just a question: did you already get first knowledge with the steel track links when driving?
by Gerhard Michel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38949

Re: Armorteks next model

In my proposal I meant the model type, not the scale.......... :wink:

For myself I can't use 1/4 scale because those models wouldn't pass the window of my basement, the only possibility for my tanks to enter or leave the room.

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by Gerhard Michel
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38949

Re: Armorteks next model

Hi guys,

the camouflaged cat is Reinholds Leopard II A7 in 1/4 scale, the other pussy is Peti, his tank commander. :mrgreen:

Peti is the only cat I know with its own tank crew beret (sorry for the blurry photo).


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by Gerhard Michel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38949

Re: Armorteks next model

Hi John,

ok; may I make another proposal...?



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(cat not included......)
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38949

Re: Armorteks next model

An airplane- (or perhaps tank-) -engine may be nice, but it's higher if it is able to run, like a running tank model is much higher than a static display. My avatar shows a life running 14 cylinder double radial engine that fits an 1/6 scale airplane model. I intended to build a Gee Bee with it, but...
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stats n' stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Stats n' stuff

In Germany we sometimes are surprised a little at the attention that german WW II vehicles are treated with in the whole world. Some comrades here would prefer to get a modern german tank like Leopard II with its varieties like Büffel, Keiler and so on. Generally a non-combat vehicle like a bridge-l...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

Well, I think that the most important requirement for rocking is a very smooth-running bearing of the swing arms (using needle bearings or so). You can test it putting a bottle of beer or so onto a corner of the hull. When the hull sinks a little AND raises back when the beer is removed then the dri...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 282
Views: 38949

Re: Armorteks next model

Too bad! Now my Jagdtiger will loose its unique characteristic to be the one and only in Germany........ :twisted:
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Does size matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Does size matter?

If size would really matter, we all would build full scale (a StuG III presented in Stammheim, Germany, 1/1 scale, R/C, roadworthy, with hydraulic powertrain). So we have to be content with 1/6 scale..... :twisted: :

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by Gerhard Michel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: 2019 King Tiger
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: 2019 King Tiger

With only one AT model till today I am not at all the specialist for these models, but my fellow seemed to have some wearout at his models according to rough operating conditions, and he thought that a lower weight could help to minimize wearing out of the drive train. Meanwhile he has other trouble...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 107
Views: 16094

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Just some thoughts about tank engine sounds and their reproduction in models like 1/6 scale: 1. A real tank sounds very differently at front, side or rear view when passing a person. A model with its sound source down below cannot reproduce these different sounds for a listener. Therefore it is a li...
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: 2019 King Tiger
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: 2019 King Tiger

Just funny, but not everyone is excited to get his tank model in original thickness of its armor plates. In past a fellow of mine wrote a programm for his CNC milling machine to thin out the thick plates of his King Tiger at the inner side. He told me that he so could spare over 10 kilograms!
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:10 pm
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

Hello Florian, found actually in german Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/SMX-Motorradheber-Motorradst%C3%A4nder-RicambiWeiss-Scherenlift/dp/B0144SGVY2/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=scherenlift+motorrad&qid=1567084039&s=gateway&sr=8-1 There are much more offers.............
by Gerhard Michel
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: eight years, four owners, no mile
Replies: 59
Views: 15810

Re: eight years, four owners, no mile

Hi Christoffer, the chevrons of the Armortek tracks are not half as tall as the ones of the steel track links, and the original tracks are not half as heavy as the steel ones. I think that these both characteristics cause that Armortek tracks don't have the same issue, but depending on their true sc...