First Prototype completed!

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First Prototype completed!

Post by Armortek » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:53 pm

Mark has been busy today putting together the first parts of the prototype Mk IV. It is so different to the tanks we have built in the past!
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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by Kevin Hunter » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:59 am

Looks pretty impressive..........
When the next photos are done could Mark put something alongside (ruler, tape measure, cuddly toy :D ) to give an idea of size?
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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:06 pm

> to give an idea of size?

Stand up.

Place arms outstretched at shoulder height.

Bend wrists so that hands are at 90 degrees to arms.

It's about THAT long :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd be interested, or should that be terrified, in an ongoing rivet count :shock:

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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by Armortek » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:06 pm

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 791&type=1

more photos can be seen here, including one to give an idea of scale for Kevin.
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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by Kevin Hunter » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:21 pm

Thank you Mark and Gill
No disrespect to Adrian, I know what he meant, but this really adds perspective!
Becoming tempted, it looks impressive, we'll see........

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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by Steve Stuart » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:06 pm

Just a silly thought, instead of rivet counter, the term should be frog or toad, take your pick?
Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit,Rivit, Rivit Rivit
Rivit, Rivit, Rivit Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit,Rivit, Rivit
Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit, Rivit,Rivit, Rivit
:twisted:
Perhaps this could be the basis for a charity raffle, a prize to be awarded to the person who estimates the correct number, a fiver per entry?

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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by IAN HINKS » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:38 pm

Outstanding. I saw a 1/6 th scale side plate for a WW1 tank when an acquaintance started scratch building one several years ago so I knew what the size was. however to see it taking shape still blows the mind. I can't wait to get mine when they are ready for delivery. I am very much looking forward to seeing how you over come the track problems, especially track sag. I assume that the only way will be as with the original and have it hook over brackets on the bottom frames to stop the tracks dropping away when crossing trenches. I am modelling a male tank of A Battalion that I have researched in the archives. I await more posts as your build progresses Mark.
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A very excited MkIV customer,
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Re: First Prototype Photos

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:49 am

Mark fantastic work on the prototype. Wow all those bulkheads and internal walls. It looks like a house on wheels (er...tracks). And the holes! It's a drill bit salesman's dream come true! I don't know if I have enough patience to put all those rivets in! It will be an impressive model for sure. I'm glad Armortek has ventured into WWI. Great model choice.
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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Armortek » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:49 pm

First Prototype of the MK IV is now complete, after painting by
Paul Morris this will be going straight to the Tank Museum to go into
their new exhibition Warhorse to Horsepower
http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexpl ... ience_Page

The static model weighs in at 78 kilos and has 1790 externally visible rivets!
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more pictures can be seen here

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 791&type=1
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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Paul Morris » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:57 pm

Looks brilliant :)
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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:48 pm

Impressive!

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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Tim Bowman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:49 pm

Congratulations Gill and Mark!

Very impressive.

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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Stephen White » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:15 pm

Stunning and unique! Congratulations to you both, an outstanding model.

Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond. The Royal Tank Corps would be proud. I hope the Tank Museum makes the appropriate amount of fuss in displaying it.

Paul - first world war armour colours generate a lot of debate. Good luck with painting the masterpiece. How many jars of pigment for the mud?

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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Steve Stuart » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:49 pm

It looks extremely impressive! I am pleased about the weight, because the large dimensions are going to be compensated by a lower density which will make it much more manageable in the workshop and outside!
Will there be a second prototype with a motion pack, if so what will be the speed range for the model?
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Re: First Prototype completed!

Post by Marcus Kwa » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:12 am

1790 visible rivets....... :shock: And I thought that the 500 of the 25 pdr were already a challenge......
A true masterpiece!

Cheers,

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