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Armortek product releases for 2022

At the end of March we ran a poll to ask people what kit they would like us to release in Winter 2022/23. The choice was between an M24 Chaffee and an M26 Pershing. As the voting closed, the last piece of the puzzle in our roadmap for 2022 fell into place. We are very pleased to announce our product road map for 2022. In January we released the Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38 In May we will release the Churchill Mk III. In Autumn we will then release the Panther G (July 1944 version). And finally, in [...]


Bogie setup for positions 1,2 and 11 SHIPPING SPRING 2022 We are very pleased to announce that the next kit we will be releasing after the Hetzer will be one of the heaviest Allied tanks of the second world war - the Churchill. More specifically, we will be making the Mk III variant of the tank. The Churchill Mk III tank has so far been a fascinating project for us. Not only has it been an interesting journey tracing its history and development, but the design of tank is a real amalgam of design philosophies. One [...]


OUR FIRST OVERSEAS SHOWROOM We are very pleased to announce that we have opened our first overseas showroom - in Germany - to display some of our 1:6 scale all metal models. Visitors will be able to see a wide selection of Armortek 1:6 scale German Armoured models built and painted as well as one or two in the process of being completed. The showroom is located at: Kipperstraße 48 58135 Hagen, Germany Viewings are by appointment only, so if you are interested in going, please contact us at [...]


THREE NEW KITS ANNOUNCED We are very pleased to announce our next LIMITED EDITION Armortek kits which will be manufactured and shipped over the next 9 months: First up will be the Sherman M4A3 HVSS (the "Easy Eight") made all the more popular by the movie "Fury", which will be shipping in Spring 2021. This will be followed by most popular tank we have made, and perhaps the most well known from WWII, the late Tiger I. Shipping of the Tiger I will be around early to mid summer 2021. And finally, we will make a kit we have never made [...]


Two impressive kits to see in 2020 We are very pleased to announce that this summer we will be shipping our latest 1:6 SCALE LIMITED EDITION kits  - the Universal Carrier and the Stug III. The Universal Carrier Tracing its genesis to the tankettes of the 1920, over 110,000 variants of the carrier were built between the 1930s and 1960. Carriers were manufactured by several countries - Australia, Canada, UK and USA and served in several conflicts across the globe. Read more about the Universal Carrier here: The Armortek [...]

Czech Hedgehog – Anti-Tank obstacle

Armortek are very pleased to announce the latest addition to our growing range of kits:  The Czech Hedgehog (Tschechenigel) Anti Tank Obstacle With the militarisation of Germany in the 1930's, Czechoslovakia became increasingly worried over the security of its borders and a decision was made to fortify its borders. In 1934 a new department in the army called ROP (Department of Fortifying Defences) was created  and oversaw a massive investment not only in weapons, but also in the construction of fortresses and bunkers, many of which have survived to this day. At the time [...]

The Supermarine Spitfire in 1:6 Scale

EXACTLY 65 years after the last RAF operational flight of the Spitfire (1st April 1954) Armorair are very pleased to announce a new 1:6 kit: The Supermarine Spitfire – one of the most iconic aircraft from World War II. Type 300 Prototype K5054 at Eastleigh airport, possibly taken on its inaugural test flight. Originally designed in the mid 1930’s by R.J. Mitchell, an aeronautical engineer working for Supermarine Aviation Works in Southampton, the first Spitfire prototype (Type 300 Prototype K5054) flew from Eastleigh airport – a stone’s throw from Armortek’s factory – on  March [...]

Armortek announce the Chieftain MK 5 MBT

Armortek's Chieftain Mk 5 Main Battle Tank  We are very pleased to announce that this summer we will be shipping our latest LIMITED EDITION model  - the impressive Chieftain Mk 5 Main Battle Tank. Designed in the late 50s and early 60s the Chieftain was a evolution of the highly successful Centurion MBT and marks Armortek's first foray into post war vehicles. Read more about the Chieftain here: The Armortek Chieftain kit The Armortek kit is based on research of the various Chieftain tanks at the Tank Museum and the material [...]

Armortek announce re-release of the King Tiger kit

Armortek's King Tiger kit to be re-released at the end of 2019 Due to popular demand, we would like to announce that around the end of 2019 we will be re-releasing the King Tiger Armortek kit. Last released by Armortek in 2013, and sold to customers in over 14 countries, this amazing model continues to be highly sought after. The new kit will have the usual option packs of Motion, Sound, Smoke and Recoil – along with gun barrel smoke. The kit will feature the production version of the Krupp turret rather than the [...]

Armortek highly rated for quality and service

Survey respondents rate Armortek excellent for quality and service In November 2018 Armortek ran a survey across it's customer base and news letter subscribers. Over the 3 day period that the survey ran for, we received almost 500 responses from 44 countries. Over 75% of the respondents were existing Armortek customers. We asked, “How likely is it that you would recommend Armortek to a friend or colleague?” This sort of question is used to give a Net Promoter Score rating. Net Promoter Score (NPS) is used to give an indication of a customer’s loyalty/ [...]

Shipping of the Sd Kfz 9 (FAMO) started

World’s leading manufacturer of 1:6 scale metal model kits announces shipping of the Sd Kfz 9 (Famo) kit. Winchester, UK. 12th October: Almost 1 year to the day since we announced that we would consider making the Sd Kfz 9 (Famo), we are extremely pleased to have started shipping the kits to the hard core fans who helped make this happen. Scroll down to read more and to see some detailed photographs and video of the Famo in action. How it all started  If forum history is to believed, the first call for an Armortek [...]

New Armortek Kits Launched – the iconic M3 Medium Tank

World’s leading manufacturer of 1:6 scale metal model kits launches two new limited-edition tank models. Winchester, UK. 17th September 2018: Armortek (, the world’s leading manufacturer of 1:6 scale metal model kits announces the launch of their latest products – the iconic M3 Lee/Grant medium tanks. Used by the Americans, British, Australians, Indians and the Russians during World War II, the M3 medium tank was most effective in matching and even beating the German firepower in the North African campaign and was a vital “stop-gap” until the M4 Sherman tanks made their debut. In [...]

What is included in the Armortek kits?2021-01-09T16:01:22+00:00

The kits include all the parts necessary to build the model as illustrated.

This includes:

  • machined, cast, and sheet metal parts
  • Bearings and all fasteners required
  • Comprehensive instruction manual and assembly drawings.

The basic kit provides you with a complete static model.

Option Packs can be added to provide Motion, Sound, Gun Recoil and Smoke.

Not included are adhesives and paints.

Where are the kits produced?2021-02-02T22:28:35+00:00

Our kits are designed in-house and manufactured at our site in Hampshire in the UK. We have state of the art CNC machines on which we machine the components in our kits.

What are your kits made out of?2021-01-09T15:56:02+00:00

Our kits are predominantly made out of metal – with the obvious exception of components like rubber tyres and canvas roofs.

We use mainly aluminium. In general, steel is used for some drive components and thin sheet metal, whilst brass is used for some bushes and decorative components.

Do you provide ready built models or only kits ?2021-01-09T13:19:09+00:00

We predominately sell kits for our customers to build themselves.

However, we do offer a service to build and paint the model. We have limited capacity to offer this service – if you are interested, please contact us at This service cannot be ordered through our website.

What are LIMITED EDITION kits?2022-04-15T11:43:58+01:00

Our kits tend to be produced in batches of limited numbers – typically less than 100 kits – hence they are Limited Edition. Each kit* comes with a certificate to indicate its serial number and certify its authenticity.

Historically Limited Edition runs of the same model have been run between 3 to 8 years apart, with some models having had no re-run to date.

*The field guns, Bailey bridge and hedgehogs do not have a serial number and are not considered limited editions as they are generally maintained in stock.

Can I order a model that is not listed on your site?2021-01-09T15:37:51+00:00

At any one time we only have a small range of kits for sale. If a model is not listed on our site, the chances are it is not available for sale

Do you make kits to order?2021-01-09T15:41:22+00:00

Unfortunately not. Due to the economics of research, design and production, a one-off kit would cost many times the cost of a standard model.

Do you have a shop I can visit?2021-01-09T15:46:11+00:00

We do have a small display area at our manufacturing facility, however, due to the ongoing pandemic and the risk to our staff, no visitors are allowed at our premesis until further notice.

How much do the Armortek kits weigh?2021-01-09T15:55:24+00:00

Armortek kits vary in weight and it is best to check the product pages to get an estimate of the weight.

However, a couple of examples:

Elefant (Basic kit with no options added) – approx 90kg

Tiger 131 (All options and batteries included) – approx 130kg

Do you make kits in any other size scale?2021-01-09T15:59:37+00:00

No. We have specialised in 1/6th scale metal models and do not currently produce any other scales.

Can the tanks fire rounds/ blanks ?2021-01-10T13:11:25+00:00

No they cannot.

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