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by Robert Reid
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

Rate of rotation for most artillery (large bore guns) is 1:15 - 1:20 calibers.... So if you have a 100 mm gun, you are looking at a twist rate of 1 turn in 1500 MM to 1 turn in 2000 mm. Tends to be a slower twist rate with larger bores. So if you are trying to do a large-bore 128mm PAK-type Maus can...
by Robert Reid
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Haven't been completely idle...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Haven't been completely idle...

Pierse, spoke to Mike, who has a friend who manufactures flintlocks, who recommended this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6y78unkSRo All the best. Stephen By coincidence, I watched that last night before bed. It helped some. But I e-mailed Swallow Forge asking them about how it scales down.... 1/...
by Robert Reid
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Haven't been completely idle...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Haven't been completely idle...

Hi Stephen: Most excellent and I have done the same thing with some springs and piano wire. I even have some lathe mandrels to 'space' the coils. Beautiful work!!! This is the kind of spring I am trying to replicate... Musket lock spring (of sorts), which is flat steel, bent back on itself. https://...
by Robert Reid
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Haven't been completely idle...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Haven't been completely idle...

As it's summer and farm work has been occupying most of my time, I have not made much Armortek progress. But that doesn't mean I have been completely idle1 For example, finished my Amusette Cart for the Wall Gun... https://i.ibb.co/8KWKCpB/wall-gun-carriage-2.jpg And have been restoring a 1/6th scal...
by Robert Reid
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The V2 project
Replies: 110
Views: 22924

Re: The V2 project

Based on the table lamp behind that... it's more than 7 feet tall???

Holy smokes!!!

Can't wait to see a 'full picture' of it!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 36
Views: 3527

Re: Barrel Stabilization

Beer mugs ordered, gentlemen....

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 36
Views: 3527

Re: Barrel Stabilization

I will make this pledge... For everyone who ends up with Barrel Stabilization on their tank... I will send you, gratis, a 1/6th scale Beer Mug so you can demonstrate this! I know you will pull it off!!! And it will be my pleasure to send the beer mugs, just to see your stabilized tanks in action! C...
by Robert Reid
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Rifling simulation and scopes
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Rifling simulation and scopes

Is there a supplier for AFV optical equipment or is each up their own design? I've simulated these in smaller scale but here more detail in needed Jerry Carducci https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=7752&hilit=mirbat&start=30 I did my own optics, simulating the lenses with German...
by Robert Reid
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Sd.Kfz.222 perfect scale wheels and tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Sd.Kfz.222 perfect scale wheels and tyres

As I have a 222 sitting idle (bought partially built... sitting waiting attention) I find this amazing!

Thanks for posting!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman - a 14 year project
Replies: 18
Views: 1984

Re: My Sherman - a 14 year project

Hi Vince, I printed your Sherman rifling inert. It printed ok, except the rifling detail is barely visible. I would recommend exaggerating the rifling a bit. Perhaps twice as deep as you have it now. Maybe a little bit wider on each ridge as well. I think the rifling detail was right at the accurac...
by Robert Reid
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The V2 project
Replies: 110
Views: 22924

Re: The V2 project

Image

Amazing build. This is so next level model building that I am simply in awe!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: What's all this about colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: What's all this about colour?

Great Read! BTW, had never heard of AK paints, until I was restoring a Sokolov mount for a 1910 Imperial Maxim gun and needed the 'soviet' green for WW2. AK had some aerosol that I bought from a hobby shop in Texas via eBay... and it looks dead nuts! Applies well and is just right. Really quality pa...
by Robert Reid
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Wasp

Christoffer Ahlfors wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:10 pm
"...mop up any survivors". Not much left of them, I guess. :shock:
Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again. Then burned.

I like it!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Wasp

Oh... Daddy like!

Cheers,

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Thu May 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Solid wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Solid wheels

I found that I can get the wheels seated on the tapers ok, but the kit-supplied bearings have a lot of radial runout (aka... they allow wobble!). I have not solved it yet and may not as both of my kits are going to be static. And it may not matter at RC speeds and 'handling.' But I don't think the p...