Universal Carrier 15 - a first kit

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Universal Carrier 15 - a first kit

Post by John_Allgood » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:07 pm

I've lurked on the forum since I put a deposit on the Universal Carrier at it's initial announcement. This is my first attempt at building an Armortek kit so I will probably come across as a bit dense at times. Honestly, my building skills have been limited to plastic models and some basic woodworking. My metal working skills are about as basic as they come. But I've long looked at Armortek kits and wanted to build one. And the Universal Carrier is more appealing to me than the German tanks - to each their own. But today Universal Carrier kit 15 arrived in Texas. I probably won't get started on this until after Christmas but I am excited and apprehensive. I've attached a photo of the box. My cat is also intrigued (or perhaps he realizes I"m a bit mad for doing this).

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Re: Universal Carrier 15 - a first kit

Post by Brian Ostlind » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:29 pm

Have fun. Looking forward to progress updates.

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Re: Universal Carrier 15 - a first kit

Post by Steve Stuart » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:06 am

Welcome to the Armortek Confabricators, to coin a word. The great thing is the support that you as an individual will find over time from within the Forum, and once Covid is tamed, by meeting other builders in person at events far and wide. Each new model finds issues and questions which when shared helps everyone in their progress to an animated model! I too will start after Christmas on my build, I just hope the weather is not too damp as all that steel will need a quick clean and primer paint to keep rust at bay.
I think the Carrier when it is shown at events will prove a very captivating model with bags of character which will entertain the viewers hugely. So the build will keep me entertained until the spring and summer hopefully gives us all freedom to be out and about, so onwards!

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Re: Universal Carrier 15 - a first kit

Post by John Clarke » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:00 am

Nice one John, I'm looking forward to all the builds. the more the merrier. There's going to be so many variations which is wonderful. Support should be strong, with quick builds in the offing.
The Quad went together really quickly and it was great to see the fast progress on the model.
If the UC performs well, it will be a joy at meets and anywhere else for that matter.
Being so small it will dress up really well, with a lot of personnel items easily purchased, I'm also thinking direct control of animatronics as less channels are required on this RC model as compared to a tank.

Enjoy 8)
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