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by Robert Reid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: My Sherman - a 14 year project
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

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: 107
Views: 21703

Re: The V2 project

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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: 827

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: 475

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: 475

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: 501

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...
by Robert Reid
Thu May 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Mice in a Tiger
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Mice in a Tiger

I hear they are really tough on Elefant's! Ah haa ha hahah ah ahaa.... I crack myself up. Sorry to hear about your Tiger. There was an interesting story in the Automotive press here recently about new cars that (to help meet green standards) are using soy-based plastic in wiring harnesses. And the r...
by Robert Reid
Sat May 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Lecture, London. Next week
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Lecture, London. Next week

https://coldwarconversations.com/episode120/ Just in case anyone wants an amazing podcast to listen to... this is my friend Jim Stejskal, author of Masters of Mayhem about T.E. Lawrence. Kian met him when he brought an Armoured Car to the TEL Symposium a couple of years ago. Some amazing Cold War Be...
by Robert Reid
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: 25 pounder identification plaques
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: 25 pounder identification plaques

Now I wish I had not spent all the time hand-engraving mine!

Beautiful work, Jeff! Just stunning! And a bargain for anyone building a 25 PDR!

Amazing kits deserve amazing jewelery!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Fitting & Filing....
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: Fitting & Filing....

Fitting and Fettling are great British Traditions!

Fitters were considered some of the masters at the old factories.

"Parts that almost fit" become "Parts that fit perfectly" when finished by masters with files!

It's part of the fun!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Fitting tyres to solid wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

The hot water works slicker than goose-doo-doo on linoleum!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renault FT17
Replies: 27
Views: 6864

Re: Renault FT17

I am with Dave! That FT17 is an amazing tank.

Your scratch build is remarkable! If Armortek were to make one, I'd be on it in a second. But I think the Chinese ones are going to kill that market, even for an affordable version.

Cheers and thanks for the great build log!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 49
Views: 4770

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

Just a bit of Sunday work before Easter Lamb... Polished the radiator shell after fitting the front grill. Polished with sandpaper up to 1,000 then buffed. Then hand polished. It came out rather well! https://i.ibb.co/WnHhS7X/polish-1.jpg After painting and applying the emblem. This is a Tie Tack fr...
by Robert Reid
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 49
Views: 4770

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

One of the things that I loved about building wood ship models is that each 'thing' was like its own kit. Lifeboat... its own kit. Sternhouse... own kit. Each mast was its own kit. So it is with an Armortek RR chassis! The transmission, today's big project, is like it's own kit! I wanted to add deta...
by Robert Reid
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Coming soon Phil Dawe's RR build

Here are a few I dug up. Mostly post-war. One of the challenges with RR Armoured car pictures is that many (if not most) are mis-captioned. They were "All" used by T.E. Lawrence. And one desert looks like another. So over the years, there is a massive amount of historical bovine scatology about what...