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by Robert Reid
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 529
Views: 71738

Re: Armorteks next model

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If Armortek makes a run of these, I'll never ask for anything else ever again...

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 529
Views: 71738

Re: Armorteks next model

I actually have a 1:1 scale Polish Pattern Armoured car on a 1915 Model T Ford Chassis just awaiting paint.

Not as fun as an FT17 full size. But runs and drives.

Will be on the road (and for sale, probably) this spring.

It is pretty cool!

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 66
Views: 10104

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

When last we left our intrepid Silver Ghost... the tank was full of holes. I spent Christmas week working on a history book I am writing and resisting the urge to work on model. Book has been stalled for some time and I owe the family some time on it. So for Jan and part of Feb, at least, I will pro...
by Robert Reid
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 529
Views: 71738

Re: Armorteks next model

For many years I have been fascinated by the schwerer panzerspähwagen acht-rad (8 wheel heavy armoured car) predominantly operated by the Panzer aufklärungs abteilung from the early Sd.Kfz.231/232 to the later more advanced Sd.Kfz.234 series the latter has lead to the development of most modern day...
by Robert Reid
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Something with 406mm main armament
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Something with 406mm main armament

Incredible work. Your decking is amazing!

Beautiful!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 529
Views: 71738

Re: Armorteks next model

The FT17 was also America's first tank (or a variant of it.) Patton... Eisenhower... both were part of the early Tank Corps. So it's a tank that appeals a lot to Americans! That said, there is one made in China. It is a stunning model but incredibly expensive and I have a thing about buying stuff ma...
by Robert Reid
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 529
Views: 71738

Re: Armorteks next model

In case this helps...

https://www.ebay.com/c/2126877828

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 529
Views: 71738

Re: Armorteks next model

I'd second that!

And a Kompact Kit of a French 75.

Need some Great War love as we head into 2021!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and that 2021 is not an even worse sequal...

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Hex Head Bolts - Source in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Hex Head Bolts - Source in USA

If you are looking for small sizes... like BA sizes... then you are going to have a tough time finding anything. Model engineering companies are few and far-between here. And, sadly, the best place in the UK refuses to ship to the USA! Which is pretty sad. I could understand if it was a L10 order. B...
by Robert Reid
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Bobs RR silver Ghost Chassis progress
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Bobs RR silver Ghost Chassis progress

Beautiful work, Bob!

Always nice to see another chassis coming together! Outstanding job on the mudguards!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 66
Views: 10104

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

Not much done last few weeks. Been working on a HMMWV project. 1:1. It's a fun rig. Repels Hybrids! Anyhoo... I did take a bit of time before the Christmas break starts to work on the gas tank. I've mulled this over a lot, ranging from making a new on out of sheetmetal to hollowing it out for lightn...
by Robert Reid
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Barrel Stabilization
Replies: 44
Views: 5955

Re: Barrel Stabilization

So I am sitting here drinking tiny shots of beer out of these little 1/6th scale mugs...

It's really hard to have a pint at this rate.

Is anyone ready for me to ship them some mugs? Contest is still on!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The V2 project
Replies: 125
Views: 29181

Re: The V2 project

Space-X called.... they want their rocket back!

Amazing work!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 66
Views: 10104

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

Just so noone thinks I've been idle... this was one of my summer projects... https://i.ibb.co/YNrNn6j/raj-cannon-1.jpg Restored barrel and interrupted-screw breech. Built the entire rampart mount from scratch. Built trailer and Walnut bed to hold it. One of my better 1:1 models, I think! And, yes, i...
by Robert Reid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: S-Mine System
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: S-Mine System

Beautiful work... Can someone explain to this Edwardian-era technologist how this system was deployed? I see how it works as a launcher. But what would be the tactical use? Be able to surround a tank with anti-personnel mines in case they were trying to swarm a tank? Sow minefields? Or were they lau...