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by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!
Replies: 9
Views: 929

The Time has Arrived... RPR's Rolls-Royce Build(s)!

So having now finished the 25 PDR and finished the limber enough to prepare it for its life... eventually. It's time to get to what I have thought of as the main event now for some two years! That is to tackle the Rolls-Royce chassis and the Rolls-Royce armoured car. And I will be doing them togethe...
by Robert Reid
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Milling Machine
Replies: 15
Views: 2666

Re: Milling Machine

Or you could get one of these see below! 8) we have to be careful talking about the need for machine tools as we could put potential customers off the brand, I do use them but it's all possible without and a whole lot cheaper. 8) We do seminars at the shop all the time... and we get asked "what too...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 50
Views: 7252

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

And the last set... https://i.ibb.co/f8NjnGf/finished-9c.jpg https://i.ibb.co/4FjmYrF/finished-9d.jpg https://i.ibb.co/5sFsgYg/finished-9e.jpg https://i.ibb.co/C0yxHJf/finished-9f.jpg https://i.ibb.co/f4WgMN4/finished-9g.jpg https://i.ibb.co/B3nYj6B/finished-9h.jpg A few more hours and I think I'll ...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 50
Views: 7252

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Here are detail photos... I still need to spend some time with dust doing some additional weathering and the muzzle needs more 'smudge.' But pretty much there as far as what I wanted to achieve! https://i.ibb.co/8NFY7qK/finished-5.jpg https://i.ibb.co/T8fntP9/finished-6.jpg https://i.ibb.co/6yzsCQv/...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 50
Views: 7252

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

So today I put on the last few bits (handles, mainly) and started the final painting. Here is what I started with this morning. The idea was to make it look as close to the Mirbat gun as I could based on B&W photos... which show a bronze-green paintjob with the dust and grime of a major battle. Not ...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Quad No. 34 – new owner, new identity
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Quad No. 34 – new owner, new identity

Loving the bronze green!

Well done!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6434

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

That's why I keep a Fiat 500 in the trunk of my Bentley. In case I get a flat, it's easier than changing the tire!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 180
Views: 21807

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Don't forget that they had gun stabilization on the Stuart in 1940... using Sperry gyros! But, that said, if you guys can pull off gun stabilization on a 1/6th model in 2020... it will be like a bunch of modelers who can send a 1/6th scale rocket to the moon. That it's even being considered is remar...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 50
Views: 7252

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

A very wintery Saturday let me get some final paint on major components and, since it drys quick, get some big assemblies together. Not all of them. But most. Traverse/trunnions, barrel/recoil, wheels, base plate. Still need to get the armor on, but that will be tomorrow. Had to do some final settin...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6434

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Here is one of the best Universal Carrier Scenes ever! From one of my favorite movies of all time!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eCzEnuzB_k

Cheers,

Sirhr
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 50
Views: 7252

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

The 1919 is a work in progress... A restoration. I have a couple done already. Restored as semi-automatics. But fully live. Also done two brens, an MG42, Two Vickers, a SAW, an Imperial Maxim, a Gatling... the list goes on... It's fun stuff to take up the space between the live artillery.... 'Merika...
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6434

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Seems like the UC's are popular down under!

Big new market for Armortek?

https://youtu.be/9M8ELV0Fa_0

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Member - Future Builder
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: New Member - Future Builder

Welcome aboard! From not too far north and east of you in Vermont. There are more and more of us 'Colonial" builders... which is good for Armortek and the hobby! Look forward to your build and there are lots of awesome people, techniques, resources and (yes) encouragement here! I daresay the most ch...
by Robert Reid
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6434

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

I put in an order as well. Just so many customizing possibilities. My first track.... BTW, there were a couple of these tested with Rolls-Royce 20/25 engines. They ran like gangbusters, but were too complex and expensive for production. But I just might have to make a one-off small hp static motor f...
by Robert Reid
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6434

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

There was a flamethrower version of a Universal carrier. And I am thinking that with some creativity and one of the fancy new mini flamethrowers you can get on Amazon... it could be a very fun kit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MNmico78I Of course, these are probably banned in the UK. But if not...