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by Robert Reid
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Hi Chris: Well, my plan for my armoured car (separate from the chassis) is to do an out-of-the-box chassis for that. But to do a fully-detailed interior. I 'might' leave off the top armour from the turret as they did in the Hejaz. No shell splinter concerns from the Turks... they lacked heavy guns o...
by Robert Reid
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 70
Views: 11240

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Marvellous!!!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Sort of a short day today... finished the shock links and put in all the bolts, etc. in the chassis. And made up the coilbox. https://i.ibb.co/GxgsKWN/box-5.jpg The shock links all together and note the little hex bolts in the front chassis rails. Added a bunch of square heads, too. You can just see...
by Robert Reid
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

WIth the axle together and the mounts done, time to go forward with the shock links. But first, a helpful photo for my fellow builders, here is a copy of the GA drawing showing the chassis. You can see the shocks and also the position of a lot of other bolts. I actually drilled the chassis for some ...
by Robert Reid
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

And we have sort of an impromptu three-day weekend, and I spent Friday doing the shock links and axle mounting bits. Some of the most challenging brasswork I've ever done! Little holes, balls, sheetmetal... Then again, this is relaxing, right? First, some helpful photos for my fellow builders. In ca...
by Robert Reid
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Chris's Rolls-Royce project - late to the party .....
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Chris's Rolls-Royce project - late to the party .....

Hey Chris.... Don't fear the Rolls! The wheels are actually a piece of cake. Check my build thread. They have got this air of mystery and scary... but they are easy! Your build looks great and keep the faith! As with anything Rolls-Royce, including kits, hand fitting is required, but it's not hard. ...
by Robert Reid
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 70
Views: 11240

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Not sure how Simon did those... but very timely question! I just picked up this gem and can't wait to try it out! Vintage Holdridge ball cutter that will work like a charm on the Monarch. Unused condition... so all the bushes, tools, etc. are just mint! Not sure what I'll use it for first... but it ...
by Robert Reid
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Thanks, Simon. As I look to distract myself from an appallingly pathetic news industry... I find that making insanely small parts to a high-standard keeps me sane! Or as sane as can be expected! And on that note, spent a bit of time today playing, having decided that the chassis needed shock absorbe...
by Robert Reid
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Thanks Kevin and Marcus! Just trying to keep up a tradition around here of sharing interesting techniques and ideas and modifications... I am finding that the RR chassis is really one of the most amazing kits as far as having potential to turn it into a blank canvas! So much fun detailing one can do...
by Robert Reid
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

Thanks, Simon... and as the weekend is here and it's too cold to farm and are being urged to stay at our houses and build Armortek kits... I channeled the efforts into a couple of fun little projects today. As the Ghost chassis would be a bit 'bare' without a self-starter and Lucas Generator, it was...
by Robert Reid
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: COVID19

I have to come clean... I have been hoarding Armortek kits! For all my EU friends... stay safe. Lots of urban insanity on this side of the pond, but here at Schloss Nitrocellulose... business as usual, lots of protein on the hoof in the pastures and rural tranquility. That said, the only easy day wa...
by Robert Reid
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

So today was all about the steering box and steering, even though I had sort of been hoping to get to the rear springs. I ended up doing the quadrant and, really, finishing the whole column except for detailing and painting the steering wheel. Ultimately, it was quite a bit of interesting engineerin...
by Robert Reid
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

With the weekend here, it is time for the insanity to begin again. Though I just saw a red robin in my yard... an early harbinger of spring. So before long, it will be farm work and mowing and shooting cannons... and Armortek will hibernate for a while. Except on the days too hot to be outside. Mode...
by Robert Reid
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lancaster bomber
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Lancaster bomber

Now that looks SO COOL! Is there a huge 1:6 battlefield somewhere out there were it would fit? :mrgreen: He can put it over a Normal 1/6th battlefield... just twice as close! Let's see... They flew at about 24,000... so that means 12,000 feet because it's 12th scale, not 1/6th. And divide that by 6...
by Robert Reid
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

I don't usually have time for Armortek during the week... but I was running some machine operations that largely required monitoring machines and making adjustments... so played a little in the background! Working on the new firewall and on a bonnet. As the chassis will be a parallel bonnet car, it ...