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by simon_manning
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3733

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

Another superb 25 pdr Robert, interesting to follow and great detail, regards simon manning.
by simon_manning
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Renault FT17
Replies: 17
Views: 3647

Re: Renault FT17

A lovely model gunter, regards simon manning.
by simon_manning
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Fitted the main drive motor's and front suspension, made two leaf spring clamps and finished of the bump stops, all for now regards simon.
by simon_manning
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 258
Views: 33012

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Good build thread to follow, even though i dont have a Chieftain, a complex Tank to make, real or 1/6, Heavy Armor, regards simon manning.
by simon_manning
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4136

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

Hello Patrik, John, recently i was given an original copy of a model magazine article published in 1991 concerning the E 100, in the text it does state the vehicle was aquired by some scrap dealer's in Southampton, proberbly there are relatives who remeber this vehicle local to me. Further interest ...
by simon_manning
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Telford model show, some photo's.
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Telford model show, some photo's.

just a few more.
by simon_manning
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Telford model show, some photo's.
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Telford model show, some photo's.

I attended the Telford I.P.M.S. Model show, Saturday, Not stricly this Forum's area but paintwork idea's and Material's a must if your not that far away, my camera does not show the level and skill attained by these builder's, there is every type of paintwork tecnique on display, worth a look next y...
by simon_manning
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4136

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

There are a couple of older model builder's at the club i attend that can remember the E 100 when it was "Resting" at Bovington, Late 60s early 70s, and as a coinsidence a relative of mine knew the scrap people who bought it, and then "resting" in thier yard not a mile from my home, this all took pl...
by simon_manning
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

A small update on the build for some winter interest. i made the front axle bump stops and trial fitted the wheels, i will get the chassis running first with the motor's and basic electrics, to see what adjustments are needed, regards simon.
by simon_manning
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 4136

Re: Jagdtiger prototype

Great photo's, thanks for sharing these, who owns per's Jagdtiger now, is it finished? such a superb builder, regards simon.
by simon_manning
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

These Halftracks are a great build, simple but you have to be precise, the wheel clearence is close, i used some 7ba bolts to fix the wheels on for a more realistic bolt size, i never changed the bolt pattern at this stage, it might tempt me later, applied some base color on those hard to reach area...
by simon_manning
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1042
Views: 118284

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

If Kent see's this post he might answer your queries, regards simon.
by simon_manning
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: Florians FAMO build
Replies: 195
Views: 44954

Re: Florians FAMO build

Starting to look good Florian, not enough Famo's on here, thanks for posting, regards simon.
by simon_manning
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted, Flak 88, kit or built.
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Wanted, Flak 88, kit or built.

Hi All, wanted Flak 88 kit or built model, anyone interested in selling please contact me, P.M. or Phone me 07514 772 775 Regards simon.
by simon_manning
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Nice to hear from you Paul, i think they are cast aluminium, new drill bit's 3mm, oil, on my proxxon drill stand, one wheel a night, about 1 hour per wheel, then some hand fileing, helped with a small beer. i am enjoying the build a lot, it's different from a tank, and lighter. get your sdkfz 7 on t...