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by Robert Reid
Wed May 29, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 17 Pounder
Topic: 17PDR / 25 PDR "Pheasant"
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Re: 17PDR / 25 PDR "Pheasant"

When I was recently at the conflict archaeology trip to San Pietro/Monte Cassino, we came upon a small military museum near the memorial at Mt. Longo... and there is a Sherman Firefly turret in the museum. Could note get closer than about 100 yards, but the bulbous brake from the Pheasant/17 PDR was...
by Robert Reid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Mick's Grant

That's the spirit!

Can't wait to see the build!

Cheers,

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: Old 222 in the garden !!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 9327

Re: Old 222 in the garden !!!!

Any updates on this great restoration?

Cheers,

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: M3 Production Validation Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2012

Re: M3 Production Validation Build

One can do amazing things with a ball-nose end mill and the right programming!

Cheers and beautiful job right there!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: RR Armoured car at the TEL symposium
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: RR Armoured car at the TEL symposium

With some amazing reviews worldwide and a lot of reader support, Jim's book received the Silver Award for military history book of the year by MHM magazine! He got the word today and is pretty excited! He beat out Mark Bodwen's "Hue" and Chernow's bestselling book on Grant to win the silver medal! J...
by Robert Reid
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge in the Central African Republic
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Bailey Bridge in the Central African Republic

Curious about the context of this? Was it just a nicely-sized and accessible model of a bridge for the display? Are they going to put the full-size Bailey back into production for use in developing nations (a good idea, actually!) Was there some significance to the model or Armortek? Just interested...
by Robert Reid
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Solid wheels for the RR Armoured Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: Solid wheels for the RR Armoured Car

Beautiful!!!!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Some Future Armortek Customers? We can hope!
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Some Future Armortek Customers? We can hope!

So for those of us who built models while kids... anyone ever envision making a 1/8th scale Submarine???? The kids in Powell, Wyoming USA's high school brought together numerous disciplines from art class to their welding shop to create a 30+ foot submarine! https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...
by Robert Reid
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 178
Views: 23018

Re: Armorteks next model

....*Luckily it wasn't a Pershing, M60 or another Sherman variant" my bank account will be ok... for now :lol: Chieftain is the coming next. Maybe the following next is M60A1(3) for John's bank account? :idea: M60A3.jpg Wonder, though, in this day and age if there is not a good demand out there for...
by Robert Reid
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 178
Views: 23018

Re: Armorteks next model

Stephen... an interesting observation about the IDF. How and when did the Merkava play into their plans as a 'homegrown' tank? Did that base off a western platform? Or was it totally homegrown? Did they do it after they were refused Chieftains? Gotta be some interesting history there and as I am an ...
by Robert Reid
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Painting the M3
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Painting the M3

I like Adrian's idea... because that covers a lot of 'ground' when it comes to weathering for desert climates.

And a lot of our kits are 'at home' in the desert, so to speak!

Will this be an online class or does one have to come to Armortek to participate???

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 178
Views: 23018

Re: Armorteks next model

Seems like there are a lot of happy Chieftian fans here this morning! Which is a very good thing! As long as I can remember... the drum has been banged loudly for a Chieftain! And since the folks at Armortek listen, your prayers have been answered! Beautiful-looking kit! Hope all the fans are going ...
by Robert Reid
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 178
Views: 23018

Re: Armorteks next model

I am willing to bet you guys money (or Armorpax parts) that the new model falls somewhere between these two armoured vehicle classes.... https://i.ibb.co/3MxTK3L/strange-tank-2.jpg And this: https://i.ibb.co/yFL4kMF/strange-tank-1.jpg Though I bet the FAMO owners would really jump all over option 2!...
by Robert Reid
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 178
Views: 23018

Re: Armorteks next model

It's official!!

Feb. 11th, the next model gets announced according to the FB page!

So we have between now and Monday to guess what the next awesome kit will be!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: And so it begins... RPR's Engine Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3863

Re: And so it begins... RPR's Engine Build

Wow... thanks for the great shout-out from the folks at Armortek on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/Armortek/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARDVBzMz41QdYXRfwlUOxMUiP2ibDSDW3rSQp5R3nnREZjnAu6Q3BR_PRcG8SPK7GpACoZK4BOvBuCT5&hc_ref=ARS-WnTUYs_YushTENymUt1sL74Fo-pzFQF9uiHGVYc-Uz-Lb-z64HRZ_HWqUudb56A&fref=n...