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by davidwilkins
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1113
Views: 131972

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince,

Congratulations on a job well done, l have really enjoyed following your build and it has been very inspiring for me to get on with own tiger build.

On to your next project until the tiger calls you back to have a tinker with it.

Regards David
by davidwilkins
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Sdkfz 7 Half Track
Topic: sdkfz 7 build log.
Replies: 52
Views: 9385

Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Simon,

That is absolutely stunning work, well done.

Regards David
by davidwilkins
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Simon, Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. I did say only a few more pieces to make and then it's ready for painting but the more I look at it the more I see there is make and do and that's just looking at the outside of the hatch. I think I will finish the outside and inside of the hatch ...
by davidwilkins
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi Vince, Thanks for your comment. No it's not completely from scratch some parts have been heavily machined from the original parts other parts have been made from scratch. I think only 1 hinge (that might be re machined a little bit before it's finished) and the 2 extension pieces to the hinge are...
by davidwilkins
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi, It's been a while since my last update, most of the time I have just been tinkering with the cupola hatch trying to make work properly because the hatch is 5mm smaller in diameter than the original armortek part. It has taken me a long time to make the new hatch and this has given me new prospec...
by davidwilkins
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Tanks for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Re: Tanks for sale

Hi,

Thanks for all the enquiries I can now confirm that the Centurion and the Panther tanks are now SOLD

Regards, David
by davidwilkins
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, Still working on the cupola but have hit a bit of a problem when I made a new roof plate to fit inside the cupola to take the hatch, nothing seemed to line up properly. I have been using the 5 bolt location points on the cupola and roof as my starting position but this puts the vision ports ...
by davidwilkins
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 104
Views: 14427

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Hi John, I have to say I have missed my Centurion but seeing some photos of her again and knowing that she has gone to a good home does relive the pain a bit of not seeing her in my workshop. She's a big beast with the fuel tank on the rear end, I believe she's about the same size as a chieftain wit...
by davidwilkins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, I have made the decision to try and upgrade the cupola as I know it would annoy me everytime I look at it if didn't. So using the two main parts from the kit as the starting point then first thing to do was to reduce the diameter by 7mm for the main body from 152mm to 145mm and the upper rin...
by davidwilkins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 153
Views: 20421

Re: Tiger build

Mark, Stunning work I am looking forward to seeing how you get on with the Feifel filters.

David
by davidwilkins
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1113
Views: 131972

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Vince, That is one very nice tiger that you have built there. I cannot offer any advice on painting but I do prefer the blended look with the different colours as this gives a bit more flexibility with the finish rather than a defined line finish. Just my thoughts from someone that has no experience...
by davidwilkins
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4551

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

Very sad to hear this news. Myself and my wife had met Gill at shows and she was always smiling. She will be missed.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.

Regards David and Lisa
by davidwilkins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Thanks Simon, it does look better with the turret on.

Cheers, David
by davidwilkins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Vince, thanks for your comment.

David
by davidwilkins
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 48709

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, Have managed to do the shell damage under the mantlet and turret ring it just needs to be painted now. I have upgraded the escape hatch locking mechanism but I have to be honest as I have copied this from other forum members builds. The base coat of paint is now on the turret so I am now loo...
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