Alert - Stolen King Tiger

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Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Armortek » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:06 pm

I am very sad to report that a King Tiger has been stolen from the home of one of our UK customers.

Understandably they do not wish to be named, however we would ask everyone to please be alert should you hear of a completed Armortek King Tiger for sale. If you are not 100% sure that the seller is legitimate please feel free to contact us here at Armortek, in confidence to check.

Two recent pictures of the model are shown below. The first in an unfinished state so you can see its unusual texture. The pictures are hi-res and you can see the detail clearly if you click on each picture to enlarge.

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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by leesellars » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:21 pm


Dont hit me so early in the morning with those negative waves.
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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Peter Dierckx » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:47 pm

Mayby you can share the production number with us, it is easier to identify when they do a make over?

So sad... I hope it will pop up realy soon
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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Dave Boller » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:09 am

Sounds kinda strange. Just how does one walk away with 250lbs.of KT., unbeknownst?
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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Peter Silcock » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:18 am

How sad - the owner must be gutted.Hope there was plenty of insurance in force although it probably wont compensate for the hundreds of hours it must have taken to build.Having investigated these types of incidents for decades I can say that it was unlikely(although not impossible) to have been an opportunist theft and we all need to be a touch vigilant with the security of our high value models.

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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Kevin Hunter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:43 am

This beggars belief - really not the sort of think one casually walks off with, makes you wonder if it was specifically targeted?

I saw this mighty fine model at the Midlands model engineering show - I'm very sad for the owner.

Fingers crossed the model is recovered safely.


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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by simon_manning » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:47 am

too heavy to lift, virtualy no re-sale value, a strange item to steal, upsetting for the owner, no doubt it will surface, regards simon manning

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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Luc De Weirdt » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:00 pm

Here on the other side of the channel we also keep our eyes open.

One can never know that he turns up somewhere over here.
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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by lescooper » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:15 pm

It is a very unusual story, can i suggest that either the owner or Armortek on their behalf contact the media, its a strange story that the media/TV would probably 'jump all over' due to the size weight etc and practicalities of stealing something like this?
Hope it returns to its rightful owner soon.

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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by Paul Morris » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:47 pm

Hi fellas.

Bad news eh! I have just posted the pictures on my facebook page and asked people to share them around hopefully we can try to help this bloke out.
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Re: Alert - Stolen King Tiger

Post by mark lawson » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:51 pm

One problem with informing the media is if aired this will give ideas to other thieving urchins potentially leading to more thefts especially if they know the value, one thing is for sure who ever took the model that is what they went looking for as they must have had ramps to get the Tiger in the back of a car or van and probably wouldn’t be your local hoody types who just happened to be breaking in and thought “we can ring this” or go joy riding round town.
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