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by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 292166

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Great photograph! My question is answered by the fact that the .50cal cocking handle has been mounted on the left, a configuration I had never been aware of as it is usually on the right! Illuminating! So together with the shortened barrel, was this .50 cal RMG a special order to Browning I...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 292166

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Nice work, Stephen. I had not appreciated just how co-located the two MGs were. Surely this made for a "can o' worms" on the inside with belt feeds, brass collection and little elbow room to clear jams etc? Did the troopers like the flexibility in action, or was the .50 cal preferred and the .30 cal...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Sherman Headlamp Guards
Replies: 0
Views: 1152

Sherman Headlamp Guards

Hi M4A3/Firefly owners, I have designed a superdetailed Sherman headlamp guard set for a client. lamp-guards1.jpg There are sufficient parts for two further sets, but with enough interest a further batch is possible. Anyone interested? PM me. The guards are 1mm mild steel silver-soldered. The headla...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Bizarre event with a Sherman
Replies: 21
Views: 9399

Re: Bizarre event with a Sherman

Hey! We could call this zombie topic..
"The Walking Thread" :lol:
Hurrah for us Allied model makers, we are a minority.
Good luck with the rebuild.
cheers, Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Bizarre event with a Sherman
Replies: 21
Views: 9399

Re: Bizarre event with a Sherman

Hi Adrian,
Definitely worth the work, but I recall that I ended up countersinking the inner ring and leaving the outside proud, like the original cap screws. Old photo but worth a 1000 words:
SpocketDetailingFin1.jpg
Kind regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Maybach HL230 P30
Replies: 19
Views: 8048

Re: Maybach HL230 P30

Well done, my friend. 8)

Perhaps it will be possible to have it printed in metal, once this technology drops in price sufficiently?

Can't wait to see the master model painted and hanging from your Bergepanther's BehelfsKran 2t!

Kind regards
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: T34
Topic: Headlight / Signal Horn
Replies: 9
Views: 4273

Re: Headlight / Signal Horn

Hi William, Several good walk arounds on Prime Portal Battlefield website. The T34/85 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA has a badly damaged light, but an original trumpet style siren/horn. The T34 light is a big beastie, and you may want to consider small torch reflectors rather than miniatu...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: Using epoxy with aluminium
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Using epoxy with aluminium

Hi Adrian, Interesting process, but I can't help feeling that several different issues and their solutions are being confused in this method. The "water break free test" following cleaning (acid or alkali based) simply confirms the absence of hydrophobic films and contamination, not oxide. However t...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Stab Test
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

Re: Stab Test

Stephen, "zwei Worten: ein Bier!" my only German joke, alas. The nagging issue with Camera Stab kits is that they are designed for light loads, and the mass-effects of inertia and momentum present in a moving Armortek model may only allow an approximation of stabilization. However, that may be good ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Metric rivet snaps.
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Metric rivet snaps.

Hi Kevin, 2.5mm is the same as 1/8" in practical terms. Well done you finding 2.5mm rivets at all, as the continental suppliers don't seem to list 2.5mm as a standard size. Get a pair of 1/8th snaps for a fiver each. Any dimensional difference with vanish in a couple of gentle hammer blows :wink: . ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Suspension bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Suspension bushes

Chaps, Frankly, anything that tight benefits from a dab of washing up liquid, spit is so very in-san-itary, as they say over the Pond, :lol: It was a long time ago, but I replaced all the brass bushes in a Sherman with needle roller bearings. Rolls, minus tracks, like the world's biggest in-line ska...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 292166

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Great work! Your photos belie the effort required to setup and clamp such a large and flexible part on a modest mill bed with consistent results. 8) Looking ahead, gear backlash is one problem, so perhaps laser-cutting a finer toothed ring gear and matching a finer drive gear might address ...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 159
Views: 52964

Re: A 47 years old love

Hi Frank,
Excellent details. 3D printing is a wonderful enabling technology! 8)
Keep up the good work.
cheers
Fabrice
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Bergepanther
Topic: Bergepanther winch stop
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

Re: Bergepanther winch stop

Hi Phil, I had considered a microswitch in the roller fairlead, but thought it might spoil the detailing. Perhaps following the procedures used by the crews makes this type of damage less likely to happen. In practice the seilkopf never came that close to the fairlead as it was needed to lift and lo...
by Fabrice Le Roux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 292166

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Stephen, Lovely job. As others have said, it gets harder and harder to tell which are full scale references and what are your handiwork. Bravo. One last question, when bending the rod for the lid handles, I noticed you filed(?) small notches. Was this to assist centering or to assist bending? Did yo...