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by Gerhard Michel
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: How to avoid driving gear problems....
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: How to avoid driving gear problems....

Hello Peter! Well, I think that a tank is a tank and must be able to be driven like a tank, also if being 1/6 scale: logging small trees up to 2 m of height, crushing hedges and so on. This may cause some smaller damages, which may be repaired. That's real live of a tank driver (also full scale) :tw...
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Japanese Half scale king tiger build
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Japanese Half scale king tiger build

The StuG uses a special RC equipment designed for industrial purposes like cranes. I hope the King Tiger will use similar equipment.... :roll:
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Japanese Half scale king tiger build
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Japanese Half scale king tiger build

Nice build!


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A German manufacturer offers a radio controlled StuG in full scale:

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by Gerhard Michel
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Realistic Muzzle Flash Feature
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Realistic Muzzle Flash Feature

My M48 firing at dusk. At the left side you can see the tracer:


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by Gerhard Michel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Moving - how to lift, rotate, transport the model - BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Moving - how to lift, rotate, transport the model - BASIC

Well, I don't know Tracey Island, but a suitable air raid shelter is a good thing, I mean....... :twisted: :mrgreen:
by Gerhard Michel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Moving - how to lift, rotate, transport the model - BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Moving - how to lift, rotate, transport the model - BASIC

My tanks rest in the basement on hydraulic car lifters; their tracks free in the air. To use a model, I lift it up until the wooden blocks fit under the tracks and the car lifter gets free when sink it. Then I can tow or drive the model to my lifting carriage, move it to a ramp at the basement windo...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Video of 14th Army in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Video of 14th Army in Burma

Winston Churchill: "first of all: never social media!"..... (or was it "sports".....?) :twisted:
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Hull construction problems of king tiger
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Hull construction problems of king tiger

Hi John, I think you should upload some pics that show your problems to a file hoster and put the links here to the forum that we can see your specific difficulties. This is very easy to do and would help a lot. Similarly you could make a short video, upload it to youtube or so and give us the link....
by Gerhard Michel
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Geared motor repair
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Geared motor repair

Hi all,

I am not sure that hot soldering flux in the slide bearing of the motor is a good thing...... :roll:
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: blank firer, Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: blank firer, Advice please

I think legal use of a blank firer may be different from country to country. In Germany e.g. it is not allowed to adapt a blank firer to a barrel, because this would be an illegal alteration of this 'weapon'. But there exists an electric firing machine gun with 6 mm blank cartridges (originally desi...
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: blank firer, Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: blank firer, Advice please

Hi John,

I don't know which kind of blank firer was used in this Tiger, but you can see that there is la little risk when using....... :twisted:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFigCJhcv1U
by Gerhard Michel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lancaster bomber
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Lancaster bomber

Once we organized a 'combined arms meeting' with rolling tanks and flying warbirds at our model airfield. So we had a lot of fun looking at a Spit attacking a King TIger! :mrgreen:
by Gerhard Michel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Weathering tracks - Not the ones you drive on, but the extra's (for example on the turret or the sides)
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Weathering tracks - Not the ones you drive on, but the extra's (for example on the turret or the sides)

If you are using steel track links, you don't have any problem with weathering. Simply put them into the garden for a month or so, and the weathering is complete....... :twisted:

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by Gerhard Michel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: 20 Tonne jack King Tiger/Jagdtiger/Panther
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: 20 Tonne jack King Tiger/Jagdtiger/Panther

Hello Mark, very nice work, indeed. But are you sure that the labelling is correct? In German 20 tons would be named as '20 Tonnen'. All pics I found about this jack, in German named '20 Tonnen - Stockwinde', look like this: http://www.fahrzeuge-der-wehrmacht.de/Bilder/Stahlwinde_20t_Ch_01-1.jpg htt...
by Gerhard Michel
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Big Scale RC Tanks crushing boats, cars and more! (and updates to my Youtube channel)
Replies: 9
Views: 1410

Re: Big Scale RC Tanks crushing boats, cars and more!

Well, not everybody will be amused to see his model being crushed by such a monster...........

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