31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Derek Attree » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:19 pm

Hi Guys
Lots of video on you tube but these guys are having fun in a U/C

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3dL23Vqj18

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Robert Reid » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:30 pm

There was a flamethrower version of a Universal carrier.

And I am thinking that with some creativity and one of the fancy new mini flamethrowers you can get on Amazon... it could be a very fun kit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_MNmico78I

Of course, these are probably banned in the UK. But if not...

There were also versions with a 2 pdr, a .50, and a captured German version with rockets. So much you can do with a UC!

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by John Clarke » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:10 pm

UC, Fantastic choice, ORDER ORDER

Should be very agile, easy to stow, nice little toewer and a super little brother to the Quad. 8) 8)
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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Brian Ostlind » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:21 pm

ah, the Stug life. I can already smell the metal and smoke of this kit. Reserved!
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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:29 pm

Hopefully the UC will have sufficient power and speed to be able to do these sorts of aerobatics !!

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by John Clarke » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:19 pm

Your dentures will need fixodent if your going to drive like that!

Make no mistake, This model will sell like hot cakes, Armortek tracked entry level heaven. Smart :wink:

When the Chieftain and the KT has to be sold coz the old back gone and you can't lift the turret any more.

The UC is the sort of model you can take with you to the old folks home. :shock:

I've ordered, my mates ordered. It's an actual garage project in all senses of the word.

Looking forward, can't wait to watch one these rabbits running round a JT playing tag! :lol:
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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:58 pm

Great choices on both kits. I gotta say I love the suspense of two releases! The uni-carrier is a great choice and will be a neat model. The Stug also awesome re-issue! Great work again Armortek.
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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Adam Osga » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:02 pm

Well, I emailed earlier today so I hope I've snagged a UC. I just haven't heard back yet. :shock:

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:29 pm

Hopefully, they're just swamped with orders :lol: :lol:

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by mark lawson » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:11 pm

I think the universal carrier will prove to be a popular model. One thing I have noticed is that the kit will come with steel tracks is this correct and can we start to see them more often on new releases.
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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Robert Reid » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:17 pm

I put in an order as well. Just so many customizing possibilities. My first track....

BTW, there were a couple of these tested with Rolls-Royce 20/25 engines. They ran like gangbusters, but were too complex and expensive for production. But I just might have to make a one-off small hp static motor for this kit!

I gather this was the one that the hint 'getting the tracks right' was about. Rumor has it that the prototype has been around for a while!

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm

I spoke to Kian earlier today and he said that the prototype was built about 12 months ago, getting the tracks right was the reason for not announcing the kit earlier. If I remember what he said correctly the prototype has steel tracks but production kits will have alloy ones, the reason for the switch to alloy was that the drilling of the steel track was too problematic with about 1 in every 12 links having a drill breakage.
Another very interesting bit of information concerned the drive system, this would be via a single 12 volt motor with differential and track breaking. Kian also said that if he could make it work he would like to add track warping as per the real vehicle.
Cannot wait to see how the final kit comes out.
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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:28 pm

I hope you meant track braking and not track breaking. One will lead to happy customers, the other not so much :lol: :lol:

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:40 pm

Oops, maybe Kian needs to reconsider those steel tracks.

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Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Post by Robert Reid » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:00 am

Seems like the UC's are popular down under!

Big new market for Armortek?

https://youtu.be/9M8ELV0Fa_0

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