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by Stephen White
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Prototype Build
Replies: 74
Views: 9678

Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

It’s impressive, superb even. Looking forward to seeing it, if not hearing it at the Open Day. Some hull back bins would fill a space or two.
by Stephen White
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A New and Useful Material
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: A New and Useful Material

Vince, certainly. The product sheet for UV625 does say: The gel-like viscosity and good depth of cure make it ideal for use on vertical surfaces or where large gaps are involved. There is a large range of viscosities and I chose this gel specifically for that reason. There may be other, better choic...
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: A New and Useful Material
Replies: 5
Views: 386

A New and Useful Material

I don't think I've seen anything on the Forum about UV sensitive adhesives, so here goes. I've been looking for an alternative to Milliput for welds. I currently use fabric paint and although it can give results which are significantly more refined and realistic than Millimess, it isn't very robust....
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 120
Views: 14107

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, always delighted to help. Great work you're doing on the Tiger 1. Now, if you promise to stop calling the small engine a "donkey engine" and refer to it as the GUE or "genny", we can do business..... Then I've just got to stop the media person at the Tank Museum referring to tank crewmen as "t...
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2909

Re: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019

With one exception, I have had total silence on Tiger Day so I will be telling the Tank Museum that they don't need to allocate any space to Armortek Customers. We'll keep the option open for the Model Show but if you do want to attend that, please let me or Chris Hall know as soon as you can. These...
by Stephen White
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 120
Views: 14107

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Accurate Armour 1/35th.
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Lazy Susan - turntable
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Lazy Susan - turntable

John, you need the 9" round: lsr.jpg Bolt the lazy susan to the underside of the motor-cycle lift and bolt a suitable piece of MDF to the top. That's designed to spread the load on the hull undersurface. I drilled the two base flanges of the motor cycle lift with corresponding holes in the lift tabl...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2909

Re: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019

There are two remaining shows at the Tank Museum this year, Tiger Day 12 on Sat, 14th Sep and the SW Model Show on 28-29 Sep. Earlier in the year, I registered the Armortek community for all the shows and space will be available for us. We now need to let the Museum know if we have anyone interested...
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 71
Views: 7819

Re: Chieftain info and banter

John, another word for sloppy, much used amongst Guardsmen, is "idle" as in "Sir, you're boots are f.....ing idle, I can't see myself in them and that disappoints me". Or "Sir, your hair is idle, I'm treading on it - get it cut". Sandhurst leaves an indelible print...... I can think of at least thre...
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 71
Views: 7819

Re: Chieftain info and banter

I wouldn't presume to comment on another regiment's standards. The object beside the shelter is the vehicle camouflage net, wrapped in hessian. It was a bugger to stow. The box leaguer was a hang-over from WW2. It was a way of maximising all-round protection for squadrons having to stop in the open ...
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 88
Views: 11337

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

With Centurion under my belt and Chieftain imminent, I thought I'd do some research into the transition between the MBTs in the British Army. I've been digging in the National Archives to find out what the Army Board was thinking at the time it was considering how and when to replace Centurion, whic...
by Stephen White
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Comparing Heights of the M3 & M4A3
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Comparing Heights of the M3 & M4A3

Very interesting comparison Mike, great photos. Mark, quite right about effective height. It's even less in the M3s favour because in a hull down fire position, the M3 is exposing a significant area of hull armour, which, if penetrated, would usually result in the catastrophic detonation of ammuniti...
by Stephen White
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: New electronics in August
Replies: 29
Views: 3463

Re: New electronics in August

A major enhancement, very welcome. Looking forward to running it with the more powerful power train in the Chieftain. The increased memory in the Bendini TBS Mini V2 sound card will be especially useful. Thanks Kian.
by Stephen White
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Nice job Tom, especially the paint and markings. Now if you could only get it together with my old Pz III Ausf N, you'd have a pair of 8 Pz Regt tanks. It's a long way though to Hong Kong. Pz Regt 8 had by far the most unusual markings in the Wehrmacht, all the work of one man, Hauptmann Hans Guenth...
by Stephen White
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Alastair, sounds as though you're enjoying getting to grips with deciding what F01 looked like in Apr 45. Where there is scant photographic evidence, extrapolation from known build standards provides the most likely answers but it leaves room for some imaginative decisions. There were three standard...