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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Robert Reid » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:18 pm

I would LOVE to see a Bren Gun Carrier done as a Kompact Kit!!!!

So much armor... so little time.

Oh, sorry. Armour. I forget where this site is hosted some days!

Hope you guys all have an awesome New Year!

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:01 am

Well we are galloping through January so come on Armortek what's the new release going to be? :o
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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Armortek » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:13 pm

Will be announcing our new model .... probably our best to date .... in a few days time.

Been a bit busy getting a few of these out the doors.....
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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Stephen White » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:21 pm

Real or fake?

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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm

Real ,you hope. Obviously the gun stabilisation has or is being worked out :D
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Post by Paul Wills » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:09 pm

Would love a Chieftain for some of the same reasons that Stephen has mentioned. but I couldn't stand those black coveralls though, would have to be green :lol:

Carrying the Colours looks far better in green
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there's always a taxi home with these guys
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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Kevin Hunter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:12 pm

Too good to be true, surely, although what else could be the "best ever" Armortek model??

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Chris Hall » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:38 pm

All Armortek models are good. The Best Ever, though, without any doubt, was the Mark IV :P

(although I'll allow an Honourable Mention for the Centurion and the Comet).

A totally unbiased and objective,

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Kevin Hunter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm

Hi Chris

Agreed, they're all good. I'm merely (more or less) quoting the powers that be :D

"Will be announcing our new model .... probably our best to date .... in a few days time"

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Post by jseverett » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 pm

I would like the US Grant/Lee M3 tank (as in the movie "Sahara"). That one has the radial engine access door at the rear of the hull. It wasn't the best tank of WW2 but I think it is interesting with the riveting and unusual turret guns and hatches. Currently, Armortek has only produced the Sherman (two versions). I think it is time for another American tank. I've waited a lot of years for the M3, just hoping it comes before I croak. (haa haa)
Just my opinion.........

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Robert Reid » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 am

Chris Hall wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:38 pm
All Armortek models are good. The Best Ever, though, without any doubt, was the Mark IV :P

(although I'll allow an Honourable Mention for the Centurion and the Comet).

A totally unbiased and objective,

Chris
The MkIV is pretty awesome. I'm a "Great War" fan myself and an artillery-lover! Love those big, Edwardian tanks, though!!

This picture is from my grandfather's album. He fought with the Victoria Rifles (infantry regiment) in WW1 and we think this was taken near Combles. He was in for the duration... a junior officer with the CEF at the outbreak. He rose quite quickly due to attrition, and ended the war a brevet Col. Returned to captain after the war. Retired in 1939 as a Major. Was in France from 1915 to 1918... never got a scratch. I still have his helmet, cigarette box, watch and swagger stick! I have not gotten a lot of details about his specialty, but supposedly he was an artillery officer. Which may have explained his survival in an infantry regiment!

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The detail is not great... but that's a monster of a tank! Maybe you guys know what variant it is?

I was at Combles, motorcycling in 2017, and went to an trench excavation with a couple of fellow-historians. Amazing and eerie place. The amount of debris on the battlefield 100 years later (including live shells and Mills bombs) is unreal. How anyone survived...

Counting the days to the new release!

Cheers,

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Daniel Scholefield » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:36 am

he detail is not great... but that's a monster of a tank! Maybe you guys know what variant it is?
To my semi-trained eye it looks like a Female Mark IV
Mark IV No. 35 aka. L9 Lightning III

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Chris Hall » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:18 am

Robert Reid wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 am
This picture is from my grandfather's album. He fought with the Victoria Rifles (infantry regiment) in WW1 and we think this was taken near Combles.
Daniel's semi-trained eye has nailed it - it is, indeed, a Mark IV Female. Given the amount of mud, this picture is more likely to be 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele). Combles is on the Somme, where there wasn't any significant tank action in 1917, as the Allies had moved forward to the Hindenburg Line in front of Cambrai. [/nerd switch :wink:]

Great picture, though !

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Kevin Hunter » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:08 pm

Suspense is building................ maybe some more clue / tease photos?

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Robert Reid » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:54 pm

Whatever it is..., allow me to post this pre-emptively!

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