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by Allan Richards
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4158

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Oh dear me how sad. I have not been active with Armortek for some years now but I bought an Early Tiger 1 and a Sherman tank from Armortek. I made a visit to the open day many years ago when Mark and Gill were in charge. In those times I spoke a lot to Gill and Mark. I really enjoyed building and ow...
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Horrible Damp Weather and Models
Replies: 31
Views: 6875

Stephen, I think you might find that the problem with your model could just be temperature related. I am not sure of the temperature range specifications for the electronics in our models but I certainly had a fault develop whist the Tiger was in the hot sun at Peter Shaw's one day. I had parked it ...
by Allan Richards
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Horrible Damp Weather and Models
Replies: 31
Views: 6875

Phil,

Fortunately the tank was ok. It has the first generation 4QD's which have their own cases but the rest of the electronics was fitted into plastic boxes. The Tx was laying on top of the tank. I will keep it indoors from now on.
by Allan Richards
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Horrible Damp Weather and Models
Replies: 31
Views: 6875

Horrible Damp Weather and Models

Just a word of warning to those of you who Keep your models in sheds and garages over cold and damp winters. I keep mine in a precast concrete garage which does tend to get a little damp in this cold wet weather, and then quite hot if we ever get a summer. I wanted to give the Tiger a run as it hasn...
by Allan Richards
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tiger 066 Construction
Replies: 79
Views: 36418

John,

I've watched this build with interest and I must say the model has turned out top class, its really stunning looking. Fitting the tools and detail is the bit I like as it brings the model to life.
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: To much smoke
Replies: 132
Views: 29468

Hi, when building my Sherman I designed a smoker which would put out a trickle of smoke then a belch as the throttle was opened. You can see that the design is base on a rotating air valve worked by a servo in parallel with the throttle. At "idle there is just a 3mm hole from the fan through into th...
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Surrey/West Sussex
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Hi,

I live in Hawley near Dartford, not too far.
by Allan Richards
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Gun Barrel Recoil
Replies: 100
Views: 19236

The cam idea is certainly a good idea to get the different speeds for recoil and recuperation but there are two problems to overcome with the larger and heavier metal barrels, one is that a strong spring will be needed to move the barrel quickly and also the motor must be strong enough to wind the c...
by Allan Richards
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Gun Barrel Recoil
Replies: 100
Views: 19236

Hi, Here is my attempt at a recoil system with smoke. http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb155/Allan-Richards/Arm%20Tiger%20Build/Turret1.jpg The main gun recoils on a cross head assembly you can see and the servo to the rear with the crank assembly is a sail winch servo, which rotates 360 degrees o...
by Allan Richards
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A Slight Deviation from Tanks and Armour
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Robert, Thanks for the kind comments. I did think about addng copper to the tips but I decided against it because I couldn't find detils of how it was done. Also many WWI props were fabric covered which I didn't want to do as it looks a rather rough finish. SE5 or Fokker props are really quite expen...
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A Slight Deviation from Tanks and Armour
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Thanks guys. It was quite e bit of work but I did most of the carving with a spoke shave - a rather old fashioned wood working tool nowadays. I tried a surform but it created such a rough surface it made finish sanding a nightmare. The prop is made from mahogany which is a very easy wood to work wit...
by Allan Richards
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A Slight Deviation from Tanks and Armour
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Thanks guys. It was quite e bit of work but I did most of the carving with a spoke shave - a rather old fashioned wood working tool nowadays. I tried a surform but it created such a rough surface it made finish sanding a nightmare. The prop is made from mahogany which is a very easy wood to work wit...
by Allan Richards
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A Slight Deviation from Tanks and Armour
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

A Slight Deviation from Tanks and Armour

At War and Peace last year I saw a wooden propeller for sale which I really liked, but it was a little too expensive. Surfing the net showed that propellers were expensive so I decided to carve a 1:1 scale one myself.. I found a rough set of plans on the internet as a starter. http://i206.photobucke...
by Allan Richards
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Are colds complusory for Brits at Xmas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Gill Sounds like you and I have the same affliction, it "got" me on Chrismas Eve too and has been a most persistent basket, not letting up at all. Its the cough stopping me sleeping that is most irritating. Lets hope for some relief for the New Year celebrations. If not then I'll definately be bette...
by Allan Richards
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Are colds complusory for Brits at Xmas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Are colds complusory for Brits at Xmas?

I'm sitting here monitoring the progress of various builds through eyes like P*^s holes in the snow, a hanky under my nose, a throat like a bottom of a parrot's cage and the worst cough I've ever had. This is the fifth year in a run I've had a cold when off over Xmas, its got to be something to do w...