1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

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1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Armortek » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:40 pm

Come and see the M3 Lee, M3 Grant and the Famo in person !
On the 1st of December (Saturday) we will open the factory from 10am to 2pm to visitors.

This will not be an "open day" as such as we will not have a running area and sales area, but you are welcome to come along for a cup of tea/ coffee and biscuits !

If you would like to attend, please let us know in advance either in the comments below, or by email to sales@armortek.co.uk
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Dave Jones » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:28 pm

Hi, two planning to attend.

Looking forward to seeing the factory and new kits.

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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Please take pix/video for those who cannot attend. Would love to see the factory!
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Armortek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:42 am

Thanks to everyone who has responded that they are able to attend on the 1st.

Please remember - if you would like to come along on the day let us know in advance.

Monique & Kian
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Tim Page » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:24 pm

Hi, I would like to attend the open day.
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Armortek » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:46 am

Look forward to welcoming you to the factory today!
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Marco Peter » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:30 am

Have fun today everybody! :-)
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Andy Walker » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:39 am

Hopefully loads of photos in here later ;-)

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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Steve Lewington » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:19 pm

Hi all
Sadly I will not be able to make it today but have a wonderful day everyone.
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Chris Hall » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks to Kian and Monique for throwing open the factory today. The weather was pretty poor and the M3 (the motorway, not the tank !) was a complete nightmare, but the welcome made it all worth while.

Always nice to catch up with friends old and new. Indeed, I was so busy there were people I never got around to ! (sorry, Simon :oops:).

The main objective, though, was to see the new Lee / Grant. I have to say they're beauties - Armortek raising the bar yet again. I particularly noted the brass hinges, the fuel caps, and the opening panniers / storage boxes at the rear where the switches can go. Kian let me drive the Grant (the Lee is currently wearing Sherman tracks) which moves very briskly (when compared to a Mark IV :lol:) - in fact, on the polished concrete floor of the factory, it's very easy to do power slides ! Kian tells me they're both selling well but, perhaps surprisingly, the Lee is a lot more popular than the Grant (which may be an engineering blessing, as each Grant turret takes 4 hours to machine :shock: due to that lump at the back).

My wife (Helen) and dog (Mia) were also made welcome. Helen's objective was to sound Kian out about the possibility of a Series 1 Land Rover .... but I'll keep that discussion to myself :wink:.

Unfortunately I was having such a good time I forgot to take any photos ! But others were toting cameras, and I'm a rubbish photographist anyway ....

All the best,

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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by simon_manning » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:42 pm

nice to see the new builds and some of the old favorites, still an eye opener to see how it all works and the effort into making these kits,
seeing is believing, thanks for the enjoyable day simon manning.
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Steve Lewington » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi Simon
Thank you for posting the photos looks like a lot of us missed a good day.
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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Michael Röder » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:02 pm

HI Simon,

thank you for posting the pictures
so that we can participate in this event from afar.

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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks for the photos. Wish I had the time to visit.

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Re: 1st December - Factory open to showcase the kits

Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:45 pm

It was good to see everyone for one last time before the end of the year :lol:

The Famo looks fantastic, especially now with the fabric covers on. And it was good to see the M3 twins in the flesh.

The Grant was in running order and looks to be great runner. Seems to be as good a skater as the T-34 on a polished floor :shock:

I'm going to have to investigate making some WE210 tracks for it though :lol: If I could just organise that lottery win and retire now :roll:

Add that Ferdinand conversion was an absolute work of art - well done Chris :D :D :D

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