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by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 291760

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Hi,
Lovely job Stephen. Dapping will rapidly work-harden the annealed blank, so worth annealing at each stage to reduce risk of splitting the edge.
Simon, disc-cutters and dapping/doming sets can be found at jewelry suppliers rather than from the usual model engineering bods.
cheers
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri May 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Steel 'Dolls House' hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Re: Steel 'Dolls House' hinges

Hi Adrian, If you put into Ebay/Google "brass plated dolls house hinges" you should be looking at steel products. The plating can be cleaned off with a steel rotary tool, or grit blaster or (if you are careful) Ferric Chloride etchant. If a brass hinge has distorted then it is worth heating it up an...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun May 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cheap rotary tool for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: Cheap rotary tool for sale

Thanks Stephen.
Pistol grip is a very handy add on.
Anyone seen a similar accessory for either Dremel or Proxxon mains powered units?
Or may just have to make one up from scratch...
cheers, Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: WW2 Tank Sim
Replies: 10
Views: 3176

Re: WW2 Tank Sim

Hi Mick,
As an existing user, might you qualify for a discount on an upgrade? If you don't ask you don't get!
cheers, Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: WW2 Tank Sim
Replies: 10
Views: 3176

Re: WW2 Tank Sim

Hi Graham, Steel Beasts Pro PE (Personal Edition)is the de-classified version of the full sim. It supports, depending on vehicle, TC, Gunner and Driver, and is used by various Armies as a networked virtual vehicle crew trainer. So three people could either be in the same vehicle developing teamwork ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: WW2 Tank Sim
Replies: 10
Views: 3176

Re: WW2 Tank Sim

Hello Mick, While not a WWII product, I agree with Stephen, Steel Beasts Pro is a great sim. WOT is more of a game as it mixes up anything and everything on tracks. However by the time you have built up/purchased bonuses to get to a survivable level, you may as well take SB for a while. Steel Beasts...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther
Replies: 50
Views: 18880

Re: Bergepanther

Guenter, Lovely work. The crew compartment rain cover was held closed by two small bolts with wing-nuts. I have a close up photo somewhere if you need it. As you are moving to a lakeside location, perhaps your next model might be a 1/6th Gepanzerte Landwasserschlepper? You could use an Armortek Pz.I...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 159
Views: 52835

Re: A 47 years old love

Hi Frank, Just spent a few minutes catching up with your thread. Fantastic work! Apologies for not being more supportive, but I have been unwell so have not been able to do much modelling since Easter. There is a fairly new product which may save you time cleaning up your 3D prints. https://www.smoo...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther
Replies: 50
Views: 18880

Re: Bergepanther

Guenter,
Super parts! Well done again. 8)
cheers
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 159
Views: 52835

Re: A 47 years old love

Hi Frank,
Lovely work!
By all means give yourself a cup of coffee :D :D
regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed May 25, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 159
Views: 52835

Re: A 47 years old love

Frank,
Check your email.
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed May 25, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 159
Views: 52835

Re: A 47 years old love

Hi Frank, Great job! I think the dozer blade kit was the same on the gun tanks as on the AVRE. If so the angle of the blade in the travelling/raised position is fractionally steeper than shown in your drawing. I hope this photo explains this better. 1866166_orig.jpg A small change in the length of t...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue May 03, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Machine guns proper names
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Machine guns proper names

Sam,

Armortek-Induced-OCD. Hmmm. I don't think you are alone with that diagnosis... :)

cheers
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon May 02, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Machine guns proper names
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Machine guns proper names

Hi Sam, re your 17pdr question. The gun tube/barrel sits/slides on a "cradle", often containing the recoil mechanism. The cradle is pivoted via the trunnions. The recoil mechanism in tanks is more compact to fit in the turret, but also more of the recoil can be tranmitted to the tank structure. This...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 291760

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Hi Stephen, Re circular marks on Paul's Cent mantlet. Very mysterious. And we do love a mystery! Looking back at all the photos of ARN 169064's mantlet, it seems a bit of an oddity. I have pored over all the photos I can find (mostly your reference shots!)and compared them with other examples. Some ...