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by Robert Reid
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 249
Views: 32306

Re: Armorteks next model

I am doing some research on my 25 PDR and a little book I got from Vangard (not great.... but some useful photos) has pictures of a Sexton in it! That's an M3 Lee/Grant chassis built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and mounted with a 25 PDR. Really sexy Self-Propelled gun that could be built out o...
by Robert Reid
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 249
Views: 32306

Re: Armorteks next model

Very cool! A Monster!

IIRC, there is one of those at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Md!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 249
Views: 32306

Re: Armorteks next model

All the little counter-thingies on my computer read zero and still in the dark!

Anyone know what got revealed?

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 249
Views: 32306

Re: Armorteks next model

I just got a leaked picture of the next model from Armortek.... It is going to be a doosey! Not even sure I can classify it. And sorry to Kian and the Armortek Team for spoiling their surprise... . . . . . . . . . . . . https://i.ibb.co/1LsBym4/heliank.jpg This is the new U.S. Helitankarmoredartille...
by Robert Reid
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 249
Views: 32306

Re: Armorteks next model

I have learned that it is never possible to out-guess the minds at the Armortek Mothership. Because just when we think we have them figured out... they create something awesome! I am very looking forward to this. Not necessarily because I'll be ordering it. But because I will be so awe-struck by wha...
by Robert Reid
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Panzer IV
Topic: FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

Absolutely beautiful! Your paint and detail are amazing. I do great at machining and technical stuff of angles, fits, nuts bolts. But cannot grasp the artistry you guys have of being able to put on a paint job that just looks like the real thing! This is in an incredible job and I hope someday that ...
by Robert Reid
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: For sale Morris quad and 25Pdr field gun
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: For sale Morris quad and 25Pdr field gun

Beautiful build! Someone will be really happy with this!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 24
Views: 1728

Re: Heaven. 1944.

An interesting side-effect of some of the carpet-bombing was that large bursts could suck enough oxygen out of an area that it could suffocate folks on the ground. A crew might be safe from splinters and blast damage... and still suffocate from lack of O2. Not sure the ordnance in WW2 had enough 'oo...
by Robert Reid
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

And after that short commercial break, we are back! Another feature stolen from Jeff's build is the nuts holding on the front of the recoil mechanism. I didn't have the drive to create a whole bunch of eye bolts, so I just soldered blocks on and then radiused them and put some 'cuts' in them so that...
by Robert Reid
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

So after a long hiatus posting... not a long hiatus working... here's a few pictures from this weekend. https://i.ibb.co/PDtHdSy/cannon-8.jpg This is the new breech (The bronze piece below). At the top of the picture is my scale 25 PDR shell, which is an all-brass 28-Ga shotshell... which is an almo...
by Robert Reid
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Jeffs 25 pounder
Replies: 118
Views: 19883

Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Jeff: That ranging scale has been at the top of my list... and I have been trying to figure out how to do one with my simple 'trophy engraving' machine... but the setups were just too daunting. I want one of those for sure!!!! Do they also get used on the 17 pounder? Somehow I don't think so. But if...
by Robert Reid
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: How to decoke an L60 :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: How to decoke an L60 :-)

Also referred to as an "Italian Tune-Up!"

Cheers and great video!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Haynes RR Workshop book
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Haynes RR Workshop book

The Haynes book is a gem! Lots of great pictures and details for the model builder. There are actually a number of small errors in the text, but if you did not work on the 1:1 versions every day, you would not notice, nor would it matter. The author from the Tank Museum did a phenomenal job on it. A...
by Robert Reid
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Not hijacking at all! Artillery is artillery!

I didn't get anything done on the 25 pdr this weekend and won't get back to it before Mid-August. But I did almost finish the Armstrong. Just needs assembly.

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

HI Marcus: Was doing a bit more looking... and these (from Traditions) are available in 1:6th scale! the 14.5" barrel would translate to roughly a 7 foot long Napoleon cannon https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/3030/category_id/541/product_name/MC0615+Traditions+Napoleon+Cann...