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by Pete Mallett
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Is there any merit in....

Let's keep it civil.
Apologies Kian, I get a bit thin-skinned when I'm being condescended to. I'll try to keep it in check buddy!

Pete
by Pete Mallett
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Is there any merit in....

Well Stephen, I'm not sure you actually answered my question there, which was "is there anyone here who'd be interested in such an offering?", but you certainly take the prize for smug arrogance, so well done there! I will say this though, Laurels do have a tendency to wilt over time and as such the...
by Pete Mallett
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Is there any merit in....
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Is there any merit in....

...Armortek producing a metal chassis and set of wheel hubs to replace those in the DML 1/6th Plastic Jeep Kit. A cheaper alternative to making a full vehicle and a solid way of making the DML Jeep a runner. I know some people have already RC'd one or two DML Jeeps but the kits, as they stand, don't...
by Pete Mallett
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: What tank would you like Armortek to make?
Replies: 60
Views: 16365

Re: What tank would you like Armortek to make?

Not a tank, but how about a functional Schwimmwagen! You'd need to make the tub out of press steel to get it to float and then you'd need to work out the dual control for the drop-down propeller but it shouldn't be too difficult. Imagine a big swimming pool at Tankfest full of 1/6th scale schwimmers...
by Pete Mallett
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost launched today
Replies: 33
Views: 16725

Re: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost launched today

One of the legs on the Vickers in on back to front, which is why it doesn't splay so well. it's not enough to reverse it you've also got to do a little bit of dismantling to put it right. It's not a big job abd let's face it, if you're building Armortek tanks you're more than capable of removing a p...
by Pete Mallett
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost launched today
Replies: 33
Views: 16725

Re: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost launched today

Those of you thinking of buying one of these should now be thinking of hitting the bay and getting hold of the DiD John Coleman Vickers MG before the sellers began to realise their desirability for these models and up the prices. The DiD Vickers is a wee work of art (if you can get past the badly as...
by Pete Mallett
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 313
Views: 52305

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: 3490

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: 3490

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: 16365

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: 5948

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: 16365

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: 1353

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: 1353

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: 291669

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...