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by michael hilton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 30008

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning and thank you Mike. While lifting the turret a couple of days ago, I inadvertently pulled the gun 'flash' lead out of the recoil module. As a result, and because the option modules are way down on the bowels of the M3 I just could not reconnect the plug. I was obliged to remove the rear...
by michael hilton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 30008

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning everyone, just finished reading the Forum posts...some serious technical stuff going on. Back to the more mundane, the poor guy is beginning to complain of cramp and a certain numbness in his nether regions...Obviously, the seat/frame is a means to an end...he fell between the motors ye...
by michael hilton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 30008

Re: Mick's Grant

Thank you John, I'm finding things to do at the moment. Constructing a makeshift seat for the driver, it's hidden from view and nowhere near the quality and expertise of Phil, yourself and the many other Armortek builders...I do my best....and I only have myself to please :wink: Mick
by michael hilton
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 30008

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning John, I purchased the complete kit and dive system from OTW last year. Drilled most of the flooding holes, however the Grant was forever in my mind. Eventually gave in and purchased the M3. Never looked back, a most enjoyable build. If I live long and prosper maybe revisit the X51, who ...
by michael hilton
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 30008

Re: Mick's Grant

Hello John, well spotted, hiding under my work bench...the Rolls Royce and.....a kit I purchased earlier last year, OTW Designs radio control kit of the X51 Midget Submarine. To 1/12 scale. length 54" 6.3/4 beam. Model tanks keep getting in the way :lol: Best wishes John, following you build...Mick
by michael hilton
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 130
Views: 30008

Re: Mick's Grant

Good morning everyone, well there you go....completed the Panther repaint, it's back under a dust cover for the time being, still far to 'cold' for her ladyship to transfer to the garage To continue with the M3 Grant build....mostly completed. I fired her up and happy to say, all sound and motion sy...
by michael hilton
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Hello Marco, thank you, it helps to have an understanding wife, flowers and chocolates are advisable. This is my tank workshop, presently used for the Panther tools repaint. Most of the Panther winter effect is now complete, most satisfying, We are, as requested, self isolating, the thought had cros...
by michael hilton
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Good morning everyone, posting the latest photographs of my Panther repaint. An enjoyable little exercise. Being an elderly gent, it appears we, (my wife and I) will soon be 'confined to barracks'. As a precaution of course... Last time that occurred I was doing seven days CB at the LAD REME Paderbo...
by michael hilton
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New option pack, heads up
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: New option pack, heads up

Hello Steve, I had a similar issue when setting up my new modules on the M3 Grant. Adrian pointed this 'fix' out to myself in a PM. I thought this was just my problem. Thanks for posting. Mick
by michael hilton
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Morning everyone, sunny blustery day, managed to paint one set of wheels on the side that is not visible :roll: Trying to leave some of the original camouflage visible under the 'snow effect'.
I will have to be careful this airbrush painting is addictive, ....Mick
by michael hilton
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Good morning lads and lassies, bright and breezy outside, Springtime waiting in the wings....moving on, slow progress on the Panther. Nevertheless I am enjoying the repaint. I have to say, the airbrush is a must have, who knew...Mick.
by michael hilton
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Good afternoon, made a start on the hull repaint...just have an idea in my minds eye, of a weary looking Panther driving through snow towards Strasbourg....Mick
by michael hilton
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Evening all, with some trepidation I lifted the hull in it's place for it's makeover, on the dinning room table. I am using a small motorcycle lift so the balance had to be just right. Anyway, she is in place, trembling in anticipation. I have of course, obtained all the usual permissions. Explainin...
by michael hilton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Thanks Adrian, problem solved :) Wow, so many Forum posts, what is happening... The Panther decks are painted. Thought I would see how they looked back on the tank. I need to matt varnish...I have no intention of running 'My Precious' in any other than warm sunshine so the 'finish' is safe. Made a s...
by michael hilton
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 57224

Re: Mick's Panther A

Thank you Phil and Adrian, yes, the paint is removed very quickly once the water works through. The weathering white coat is easily removed by touch, so a final seal coat is absolutely required. The paint residue is also easily cleaned from the airbrush, you can do this while the spray coat dries. I...