The world's leading manufacturer of 1/6th scale metal model kits

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Latest news from Armortek

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: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/UK/chieftain.php 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 (www.armortek.co.uk), 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 [...]

Top FAQs

What experience do I need to build a kit?2017-11-13T14:29:22+00:00

We recommend that you have some experience of modelling or working with metal to build our kits. Although the parts are manufactured on state of the art CNC machines, the builder can expect to need to fettle some parts – for example, filing, clear holes, deburring, etc.

A comprehensive instruction booklet with drawings and part numbers breaks down the construction into simple stages. We also offer support via email and there is a very resourceful customers forum to provide guidance if you get stuck.

Can the models be left as bare metal?2017-07-15T20:10:55+00:00

Yes they can. Many customers choose not to paint their kits.

However, some of the parts of the kit are mild steel and would need either oil or lacquer coating to prevent them from rusting. All other parts can be left untreated as bare metal components.

Do you provide ready built models or only kits ?2017-07-15T20:50:29+00:00

We predominately sell kits for our customers to build themselves.

However, if you would like a ready built kit, let us know and we may either be able to offer a build service or provide details of individuals that can build the kits for you.

Do you have a shop I can visit?2017-07-15T17:41:04+00:00

Although we do not have a shop, we are happy to receive visitors at our manufacturing site in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Please let us know in advance if you wish to visit as we may not be able to accommodate your visit otherwise.

What are Armortek and Kompact Kits made out of?2017-10-22T16:17:37+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.

Where are the kits produced?2017-07-15T16:32:06+00:00

Our Armortek and Kompact 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.

We source laser cut sheets in the UK, whist molded and cast components are sourced from either the UK or from the Far East.

Do you make kits in any other size scale?2017-07-15T16:24:16+00:00

We have specialised in 1/6th scale metal models. We currently do not produce any other scales.