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michael haerle
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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by michael haerle » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:53 pm

Good day everybody,

I would like to add my list of models that I like even more. Am I allowed to do that?!? The list will be even longer...

But, you can wish everything. Not every wish will be fulfilled ...

Pz.38(t) Jagdpanzer Hetzer
s.W.S Schwerer Wehrmachtsschlepper
Adler. Kfz.13

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Post by Robert Reid » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:46 pm

It will come equipped with "A plasma rifle in the 40-watt range."

And to the gentleman above... speculating and wish lists are not only welcome, but are par for the course!

It's what makes the 'reveal days' so amazing!

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Post by Dave Jones » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:07 pm

So now we know, the M3 Lee/Grant. A very interesting choice. Nice having the two options. I have to say it’s not for me, but I’m sure many folks will be very happy, it also gives many build possibilities. Again well done Armortek for keeping the variety coming.

Dave.

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Post by John Grima » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Very interesting and under appreciated kit choice! Looks like my Olive oil can have a battle buddy!

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Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 pm

Indeed :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good to see the design has included the early style central roller bogies, rather than taking the easy route of reusing the skid/roller bogies used in the previous Sherman kits.

New track design too, by the looks of it. I wonder if they'll be (almost) solid rubber as per the originals ?

And spoked wheels ?

Two sets of recoil needed as well :wink:

Will people go for the Western Desert Caunter camo on the Grant, with the Lee in OD with the yellow stripe and star for the US tanks, landed as part of Operation Torch ? The Bovington Grant has an interesting colour scheme, but it would be a bugger to paint and outline.

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Post by Pete Nash » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:52 pm

I was chatting with Chris hall at Amiens 100, I would guess his wish for armortek's model has benn (excuse the pin) 'Granted', though I think he'll go for the Lee while i'll go for the grant to complement my still to be finished Desert Quad, 25 pounder (RAF Regiment) and Panzer III.

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Post by Robert Reid » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 pm

Really cool choices!

Somewhere I have a WW2 book called "Tanks are Mighty Fine Things." Kind of a propaganda book by, I think, Chrysler. If I recall, it features some very neat pictures of Lee and Grant tanks being made.

I'll try and dig it out!

I love these models!

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Post by Robert Reid » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:46 am

Dug out the book and sure enough, some really cool pictures of M3's.

I will post here if you guys want or wait until Kian and the crew set up a new thread in Armortek models for these new kits. And post them there.

Did I mention.. Love these models? I've always been more of a Great War and artillery guy. But might have to get my first tank here.

Cheers,

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Post by sean kerambrun » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:28 am

Definitely looking forward to this one. Another opportunity to build an Aussie tank

Found great reference
http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Lee_Grant.pdf

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Post by michael haerle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:02 pm

Now the cat is out of the bag. I was curious which new model is announced ...

Will certainly be a nice model again, but not for me.

Unfortunately, no model from my wish list.

greetings
Michael :cry:

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Post by Brian Ostlind » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:31 pm

I look forward to seeing some M3’s running around. It should add some nice variety to the lineup!
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Post by Mark Heaps » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:57 pm

John Grima wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Very interesting and under appreciated kit choice! Looks like my Olive oil can have a battle buddy!

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Interesting picture. My understanding of this extra part on the end of the barrel was that it was a counterweight for the gyroscope stabilisation sytem as fitted to the british M3 Grant and the american M3 Lees never had it.

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Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Interesting model choice. Looking forward to see those rubber track pads and spoked bogey wheels! I have too many models in queue to get one. But will be interesting to see some builds. The M3 is like the Churchill - beautiful in all its ugliness! The riveted plating will be fascinating to see. As will be all those guns pointing different directions. Lots of metal in one of these monsters. Will give the Africa PZ III's something to battle now!
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Post by John Grima » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm

Mark Heaps wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:57 pm
John Grima wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Very interesting and under appreciated kit choice! Looks like my Olive oil can have a battle buddy!

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Interesting picture. My understanding of this extra part on the end of the barrel was that it was a counterweight for the gyroscope stabilisation sytem as fitted to the british M3 Grant and the american M3 Lees never had it.
Hi Mark, The 75mm counter weight was used by the US army too.

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Post by Pete Nash » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 pm

My reply to John Grimes note.

I disagree. My info is that the counterweight was fitted to early Lee & Grants because the stabilisation system was not fitted as it was still being developed. The weight being required to counter the weight of the breech, thus making it easier to move for re-loading???
Later longer barrels were fitted which negated the need for the counterweight.

Pete

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