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by Brian Leach
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Panther Hull For sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Panther Hull For sale

Hi

Being I have NO TIME to work on my projects I am woefully selling my Panther hull available with sound and motion.

It is unbuilt.

Located in the Northwest US (Seattle), and the buyer is responsable for shipping.

Email me if interested.

Have a good day

Brian
by Brian Leach
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: Centurion References
Replies: 52
Views: 23943

Re: Centurion References

Hi Stephen

Looking at all of these pictures I cannot help but thinking
What are tanks doing in heavy jungle?!

Have you ordered yours yet?
by Brian Leach
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Kent`s Panther build
Replies: 238
Views: 164659

Re: Kent`s Panther build

Kent,

Great work as always!

Just a word about what is seen and not seen,

Is it not the journey, rather than the destination, that gives us joy?
by Brian Leach
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: mi first panzer III
Replies: 79
Views: 27346

Re: mi first panzer III

Absolutely fantastic work!

How are these cast, metal, plastic, resin?

Very nice pieces

Thank you for sharing
by Brian Leach
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola
Replies: 18
Views: 8213

Re: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola

Hello Everyone again! It has been a few weeks, I am sorry. I started in a new position and has been taking up a lot of my time. I am mostly finished with the new foundry, the sheet metal and fire bricks are cut and fitted, I have drilled the holes for the new burner and the exhaust, added the handle...
by Brian Leach
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: T34
Topic: Syrian T34
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

Re: Syrian T34

Tim,

I must say this is a great photo too!

I do not know much about the russian armor, but I am impressed by the design of the T-34 more and more. The fold down rear plate must have made maintanence comparatively easy relative to many other tanks. Maitanence crews must have loved it.

Thanks
by Brian Leach
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 222
Topic: 2cm Canon
Replies: 31
Views: 11850

Re: 2cm Canon

Bodo,

Hello agian!

I have to agree with Simon Manning: it is difficult to say anything, it is that good, I just sit and watch in awe!

Thanks for sharing!
by Brian Leach
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola
Replies: 18
Views: 8213

Re: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola

Hello everyone! It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted. If you remember, I had trouble with my foundry melting brass. I decided that I needed a new burner. The burner I had was not well designed and did not burn completely or well hence the dramatic flames out of the top. Trying to save t...
by Brian Leach
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: David grays Panzer 111 build
Replies: 142
Views: 33753

Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

David,

Beautiful work!

You and Stephen are setting the bar high, very high!

Thanks for sharing.
by Brian Leach
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Last of the spare Panther/Jagdpanther links*****SOLD OUT****
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: Last of the spare Panther/Jagdpanther links

Tim,

How can one resist!

PM sent

Have a nice day,

Brian
by Brian Leach
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Soldering tweezers
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Soldering tweezers

Hi everyone! Last year, or maybe the year before there was a lot of talk about soldering tweezers. I think David Decosta may have started it. Anyway, they looked to be the cat's meow for soldering, but cost-an-arm-and-a-leg to buy. Today I was wandering around on the web and found this guys de-solde...
by Brian Leach
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola
Replies: 18
Views: 8213

Re: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola

Hello everyone! Yesterday I finally got a test pour in. It went well though not as planned (does it ever?). My furnace had trouble coming up to the temp needed for brass, so I poured aluminum instead. I had had a long day of it with the problems with the furnace, so I didn't bother to degass or flux...
by Brian Leach
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola
Replies: 18
Views: 8213

Re: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola

Hi

I had expected to post pictures on todays castings, but I made a small (but significant) mistake which caused me to loose my waxes, and I broke my camera in a seperate incident.

Monday we will redo the waxes and castings, pictures to follow.

Sorry for the wait
by Brian Leach
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola
Replies: 18
Views: 8213

Re: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola

Jim, Thanks! Good guess : :D Actually using the weight of the wax I can calculate the volume of wax used. I than subtract that from the volume of the flask which gives me the volume of investment I need to mix up reducing waste. We are planning the pour for Sunday morning so tomorrow night we will b...
by Brian Leach
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola
Replies: 18
Views: 8213

Re: Making of the PzIII/Iv Cupola

Hi Everyone! I made a little progress this week. I made the first wax trees today. These will become the voids where the brass is poured into the flasks, creating the parts we want... http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/munstersaverphotos/Brass%20Cupola/DSCN2899.jpg http://i1011.photobucket.co...