Mick's Roller

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:50 am

Very nice indeed but remember NO HANDBRAKE TURNS with wire wheels! 8)
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:54 am

Good morning, spent a very pleasant couple of hours, 2am to 4am making progress lacing my first wheel. I have to say, and looking back it was straight forward...I was pleasantly surprised. Once you have the first few wires in place the rest is repetition. I used Loctite super glue, sets very fast but allows enough time to pull the wire tight and make sure the ferrule is correctly seated. The small bench vice is excellent for holding the jig leaving both hands free to set the wires. The lacing wires will withstand a good strong pull with the pliers which removes any kinks.....I like it 8) …..thanks to all who have posted their experience...most helpful....looking forward to more sleepless nights.....lacing wire wheels.... :roll: Mick
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Robert Reid » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:38 pm

Love the Marples screwdriver...

Original equipment in a Ghost toolkit!

Very appropriate choice!

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:45 am

Good morning everyone...... Robert, I did not know that, quite made my day, I believe the screwdriver was in my father-in-laws tool kit. He was an aircraft engineer during WW2, Halifax bombers and the like.....
The wire wheel build moves on a pace, couple of hours on the night shift, seriously enjoying this, had no idea how wonderful and therapeutic the benefits would be....there now, I've said it....Mick
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Frank Breitenbach » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:23 pm

Hello Mick
I hope you are well.
It is very crazy job to assemble the wheel rims. It is definitely nothing for me.
Well, let you see us more from your model.
Kind regards
Frank

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:27 am

Hello Frank and thank you. The Roller is done, finished, finalised, complete, over, no more the wire wheels, late nights, dropped ferrules, glue sniffing, and the occasional 'sod it', the more Armortek kits you build, the easier they become....out of the box. Time to sit back and reflect....far too many options now, will the pension stand one more raid.....Mick.
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 am

One word....Splendid! 8) 8)
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by David Brady » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:51 am

Hi,

Looks good Mick ... your next model could be a M3 due to the size/easier to manage, but I could be wrong! one more roll of the dice, a CHIEFTAIN.

Cheers
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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Ken Brearley » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:05 am

Fantastic job Mick, as I have said before it is a work of art
Regards Ken

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Stephen White » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:06 am

Great achievement Mick, enjoyed your posts and you've created a fine model. Experience counts for a lot in this hobby and you're now well blooded in Armortekery. Next - has to be Chieftain but I'm not sure how you'll explain taking over half the house. Maybe you could do the hull in one room and the turret in another? It'll be fun whatever you choose.

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by Vince Cutajar » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:34 am

Great result Michael. Followed your build from the start.

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Re: Mick's Roller

Post by michael hilton » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:00 am

A little light relief. Following the 'show' at the weekend the Roller is in for a full service. Oil change, engine, gearbox, rear axle..... :) Now...during 'setting up' in the church, as I drove the Roller into the hall, I experienced the left rear double wire wheel overtaking the car....what the... :oops:.....it would appear that I had fitted a 'short' CSK screw to the hub, which unscrewed itself as I drove into the hall. I always intended that the armoured car would have solid wheels so, took the opportunity to make the change. I like it. All being well I can now return to the M3 Grant build.
Now...during last weekends event I was approached by a guy who asked if I would like to display and run the Panther at the forthcoming Welshpool '1940s Weekend' held in September.....the Panther to be in the Town Hall of all places. Looks interesting, I have seen these 'events' before where 're-enactors' parade around town in 1940s dress, may give it a go with my gasmask cardboard box on a length of string around my neck, and a label with my name on....attached to my coat collar .....Mick.
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