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by Pete Mallett
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 287
Views: 46444

Re: Armorteks next model

It actually looks like the hub for a wheel of a Dingo Scout car! Although, there should be nine holes, (rather than eight) with a space between number nine and number one and the holes should go all the way through the hub!
by Pete Mallett
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Churchill one year in
Replies: 15
Views: 3371

Re: Churchill one year in

Hi Richard, thanks for the speedy reply. So did you print the turret on the Ultimakers? it looks very smooth, especially on the curved areas, did you have much 'ridging' on the finished parts? Always looking for good references for a 3D printer :D It might be an idea to get in touch with the Library...
by Pete Mallett
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Churchill one year in
Replies: 15
Views: 3371

Re: Churchill one year in

Stunning and it looks as though you're really paying attention to the detail as well and trying to make it as accurate as possible. I dabble in scratch building myself (1/6th scale and in Styrene) but it takes me a long time because I'm more interested in the research than the completed model...the ...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: What tank would you like Armortek to make?
Replies: 60
Views: 15334

Re: What tank would you like Armortek to make?

Sorry mate! Had I but known I would have aided you in your very clever deception! Always up for a wee bit of craic!
by Pete Mallett
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Firefly commission build project
Replies: 14
Views: 5690

Re: Firefly commission build project

Stunning Firefly, absolutely stunning! I've got a DML kit languishing in my office that I hope to, one day, convert to a British configuration and looking over your build has laready given me a few ideas! I do wish DML would release their Firefly model though!

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by Pete Mallett
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: What tank would you like Armortek to make?
Replies: 60
Views: 15334

Re: What tank would you like Armortek to make?

How about this one... model already built and stored at the Tank Museum, a great base to copy. I think I may have the original RE Pamphlets for the Churchill mounted SBG...if not I have very good contacts at the RE Museum who will be able to get me copies!

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by Pete Mallett
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Tank Riders / Action Figures
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Tank Riders / Action Figures

Christian,

I'm getting a lot of requests for tankers and theur gear, (obviously). But will keep an eye out for what you need when I sort that box and will let you know.

Pete
by Pete Mallett
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Tank Riders / Action Figures
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Tank Riders / Action Figures

Over the years my sons and I have picked-up up several Action Figure collections (from people getting out of the hobby) which we have never really made use of. My area of interest is mostly WWII British and the boys long ago diverged to Star Wars and Marvel. These 'redundant' figures, and loose gear...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 282959

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

An outstanding piece of work on the Mantlet cover, kudos to your better half for the sewing skills, it does not look like an easy job and the shoe cream colouring came out rather well, it's wax based so will tolerate getting wet without the colours running (which is why it's a shoe cream)! Zips seem...
by Pete Mallett
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Have a look at this auction, for what purports to be an original Bassett-Lowke Bailey bridge Model Training Set. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWII-M-O-D-Bailey-Bridge-Training-Model-1-6-scale-Antique-Vintage-RARE-/222668311995 Sadly, there's not a single part of this which is in any way relatedd to the...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Thanks Pete - have edited my message accordingly.
Nicely caught mate! :D
by Pete Mallett
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Hi MIke, thanks for the offer, but I've got them all. The EWBB pam's are still held in the battlebox in digital format so are easily accessible, the rest I've picked up here there and everywhere. I even have the 1942 pam and very many of the 'Provisional Working Instructions' which preceded the offi...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Adrian, I think it's a Mabey Compact 200 based on the pics and what you've told me about its load bearing abilities. IIRC the Compact 200, as it names suggests, was used for lighter loads. The Bridge that came after the Compact 200 was the Mabey Logisitcs Support Bridge and the two look very similar...
by Pete Mallett
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Aha, I see! Your knowledge of all things Oz led me to assume otherwise, that'll teach me to make hasty assumptions!
by Pete Mallett
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Group Build
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Re: Bailey Bridge Group Build

Hi Mike, yeah already been through the NAA and the AWM, and other Australian resources. His service records for the period haven't turned up and I rather suspect that they are buried deep in the colonial records from Singpaore and Egypt which are located in the bowels of the ever unhelpful British L...