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by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi John,

Sending a few more parts off this week to get a second mould made then going to release what we have. There will still be more to follow but a lot of the parts you really need to add while building are done.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

Couldn't get these two to attach in last post.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All, First metal mould made and been casting all the multiples today along with parts for my own build. I think once the next mould is done we will have enough parts to at least get an initial detail pack out. As I need to maximise mould usage I think the metal parts to date all need to be a sing...
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: How many shims on a UC front bogie axle.
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: How many shims on a UC front bogie axle.

Hi All,

8ba look best to replace the rivets and if you do go this route I suggest the 1 size smaller nuts. All from EKP.

Cheers

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All, Carrier vison port cover finished. I've made these so they use the two existing bolts above the vision port and they are assembled assembled in the open position. This was the only way I could easily incorporate them into the kit parts. It can be assembled as left or right hand version to su...
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All, In a lot of cases on the Carrier I'm having to stay away from our usual plasticard parts as we are keen to go straight to metal moulds with as many of the parts as we can. This means some parts that would normally be quite quick and easy are having in effect to be sculpted, hammered and bash...
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All, Very little progress today as Saturdays are always a busy metal casting day. I have sneaked a few other moulds in amongst the orders to get some more modified parts ready for the first metal production mould. Going to send these off early next week to get a mould made so it can be worked on ...
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

Radiator panel and some more detail for the seats done along with a Delco in its tray for under the radio position.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

Radiator front done to go into air intake recess and give it some detail. Half set of weapon clips done and ready to go off for moulding. A bit more detail to the towing assembly too.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

Little bit more done this evening. Added the bracket for the magazine bags by the gun shield and beside the gunners seat. Also fitted the armoured covers for the conduit and lighting conduit.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

Extended the radio side of the engine cover out with a bit of plasticard and quiksteel then added the additional top fixings and radiator filler hatch. New Gun shield cover made and added..

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

New Battery set up for the Universal Carrier. Going to mould the battery with the tray on. Battery strap from the Morris works perfectly so will add this to the metal mould.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All, As the year end draws near we finish it up with some of the new castings for the Universal Carrier. Its also when building a model like this that the sheer number of metal parts we have often turns up what I need and these are ideal for the floor linkages, gun shield hinge, Light connectors ...
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 65
Views: 4768

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Hi All,

Seat pad sets done. Just a quick finish with the sanding block once fully hardened then I plan on getting these into moulds with the camo bag etc.

Best regards

Dave
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Universal Carrier Nr 34
Replies: 35
Views: 3016

Re: Universal Carrier Nr 34

Hi Graham, I don't know fully yet what we will have as still working my way through the kit and what I want to add. As the Armortek set offers a number of parts already we will be doing these as individual bits so people can buy what they need rather than being tied into a whole set of parts. The pa...