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by Pete Mallett
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Comet
Topic: Protorype bell cranks - apologies large pics attached
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Protorype bell cranks - apologies large pics attached

And maybe you might think I'm being a bit fussy, especially for a piece that won't be seen too often, but the bell cranks (axle arms) seem wrong to me. AFAIK those on the Comet are essentially the same as those on the Cromwell Mk IV. Have a look at the attached. Rgds Pete http://www.btinternet.com/~...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Comet
Topic: Comet Variants
Replies: 3
Views: 2594

The comet service manuals can be had as reprints from the MLRS, I find these invaluable, although it must be said that some of the pics in the reprints can be a bit hard to discern. The erprint costs are about the same as those for an original copy of the manuals on Evilbay but the pro's are that yo...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Besa MG
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

It isn't that complicated! it's mostly all right angles. even the barrel is mostly squared on the Mk II's and Mk III's. But Yes I agree armorpax is probably the best route for this, although I have been trying to talk him into it for a couple of years now... perhaps the Comet is all the incentive he...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Besa MG
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Besa MG

Will Armortek be making a full BESA MG for the comet or just the barrel? A full Besa MG in this scale is sadly lacking so it might be a good idea to run up a few hundred for the tanks and for "extras"
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: British Tanker Dollies
Replies: 20
Views: 11222

Ah, the old HMCE... every now and again I get hit by that but not always. Not to encourage you to break the law or anything but I've know guys ask the shipper to mark it as a Gift, business sample or as a "Historical Collectible Item" which under HMCE guide lines makes it exempt from import duties! ...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: British Tanker Dollies
Replies: 20
Views: 11222

Here's a couple of links to Fred Upton figures on Evilbay... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dragon-1-6-Desert-Rats-Tank-Crew-Fred-7th-Armoured-Div_W0QQitemZ150385211607QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2303a838d7 and here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dragon-73099-British-Tanker-Fred-El-Alamein-NIB-RARE...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: British Tanker Dollies
Replies: 20
Views: 11222

The Douglas Kay figure comes with the Winter Pixie suit and whilst not perfect is the best we've got at present. It did not have a hood on the Pixie suit and so folks perfer to go with the Camo one and then repaint it. Alternatively, find some one handy with a sewing machine and use the camo one as ...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: Reference Material
Replies: 13
Views: 5716

A Cracking picture of the suspension system!
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: The new Armortek model kit has been announced!
Replies: 31
Views: 6064

WooHoo! Finally some British Armour... I'm in for one for sure. haven't bought an Armortek vehicle since the original Tiger I but I'm in for a Comet for sure, just show me where to sign up! As a side note is there any chance that you'll be selling the road wheels, idler, sprockets and track links se...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Model - Important Information
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

WooHoo! Finally some British Armour... I'm in for one for sure. haven't bought an Armortek vehicle since the original Tiger I but I'm in for a Comet for sure, just show me where to sign up! As a side note is there any chance that you'll be selling the road wheels, idler, sprockets and track links se...
by Pete Mallett
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Gill, can you tell us what's the next model?
Replies: 46
Views: 9829

Haven't been here for a long time, sort of lost my access when they switched over to the new forum but Gill has kindly sorted me out...thanks Gill! Just to add to the calls for a Comet or Cromwell...although I'm half-way through buidling my own Cromwell out of sheet styrene at the moment. As always ...