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by michael hilton
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Good morning everyone, all quiet on the western front. Christmas not quite the same this year. More progress on the StuG, set the suspension arm angles and tightened the grub screws, very tightly. How tight is 'very tight' we will see when she is on the ground and running. Thick carpet ain't the sam...
by michael hilton
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)
Replies: 130
Views: 7164

Re: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)

Hello Roy, with reference to the fixed end. Before you make these changes, in my experience and for what it's worth. Unless you are going to run your precious StuG beyond reason...then the fixed end will do just what it says on the tin...remain fixed. Again, and this is only my opinion, these models...
by michael hilton
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)
Replies: 130
Views: 7164

Re: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)

Hello Roy, my hinges or hinge, on previous models, broke with use. If the pin is forced into the softer metal, as Tom said, it binds solid. The cover or door can be opened and will remain closed or open however, with continual usage the weaker part of the hinge, will break. I cheat, by using a sligh...
by michael hilton
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)
Replies: 130
Views: 7164

Re: Roy's StuG III (no. 2020/10)

Hello chaps, with all my hinges I run a drill through the hinge first, making sure that the steel pins fit smoothly and are not tight. You will destroy the aluminium hinge so easily otherwise. They are expensive to replace, how do I know, have a guess....Mick
by michael hilton
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

How time flies...all set and ready to install the StuG suspension ....
by michael hilton
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Lack of drive when on the floor
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Lack of drive when on the floor

Hello Tony. like yourselves I built the Rolls Royce. There is a build log on the Forum. From memory you do have to locate the drive train axles with pins, smoothly into the cups, out to the wheels and all the way through to the motor. The axle pins, both sides, should locate fully into the different...
by michael hilton
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Good morning chaps, reorganised the workshop making ready to fit the Stug suspension. Most Stug builds on the Forum are way ahead, and following some of the issues raised I am fortunate, all my Armortek tank builds are for the pleasure I get from building....No hard running, carpet, manicured grass,...
by michael hilton
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Steen's StuG 3 build thread
Replies: 61
Views: 4130

Re: Steen's StuG 3 build thread

Nice work Steen, thanks for your tips, Mick.
by michael hilton
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

How are you all ?.... it's as black as black can be...outside. Preparing to isolate...one member of our family only, for Christmas, our youngest son. Thought you may enjoy a tour of my workshop, ( third Bedroom ). Making ready for paint, I decided on PanzerGrau,,,,,overall, with light weathering. Pl...
by michael hilton
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Morning all, lashing down here in Mid Wales...'lockdown' has it's advantages...Mick
by michael hilton
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armortek forerunner
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Armortek forerunner

Most enjoyable John, crisp dialog and time for a fag and cuppa....Mick
by michael hilton
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Hello everyone, I have...by devious means....quietly, transferred my spray booth into my 'workshop'. No mean feat...my wife has the eyes of a hawk. To be fair, it's far too cold in the garage, for a person of age. I am making progress although slow and somewhat laboured. The StuG is coming along nic...
by michael hilton
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Good morning everyone, absolutely perishing in the garage over the weekend, nevertheless, ''needs must when the devil drives''. Managed to lay down the Acid Etch in the shortest time possible. Just to say, the parts for painting are at room temperature, masked and otherwise ready. I have the sprayin...
by michael hilton
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

Thank you Florian, I should have purchased a bigger box :) Once more into the breach dear friends...once more...and so on. The breach in this instance is 'the garage' ..... brass monkey this morning...must remember to wear the mask...Mick
by michael hilton
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Mick's StuG 111
Replies: 41
Views: 2673

Re: Mick's StuG 111

I am just going outside, I may be some time, Lord it's cold in the garage, careful use of the dear wife's hair drier...what on earth :roll: I'll buy a new one for Christmas...Mick
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