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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:38 pm
by Renegadenemo
So when we getting started? Really enjoyed the last one... 👍

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:23 pm
by Richie
I have a stack of rusty junk under the mini in the garage, a usual sight for a mini, however, in this case the rusty junk is bits of tank. I have a stack or reproduction fuel tanks which I need to fuse the ends with my Tig. just the usual fair.


like I say, this one is in far better state than my first one. Also there is no time constraints so I am in zero hurry.... after the last time the getting things done in a hurry was somewhat costly (and ultimately sealed the vehicles fate for being sold on to pay off debt........a lot of debt).


in any event I am stuck with Jnr's mini as he does not want it. So I have a 1966 Mk1 mini currently in its roll over jig, I better get that finished first I suppose.





As an aside, if we are not busy in sept 2019, there is a trip to Arnhem planned again, but this time we are taking a Cromwell and a brace of carriers if you fancy it :D

and hopefully Italy in May 2020.

its all go as they say.

Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:25 pm
by midlife
Hi Richie,
I’m on with a 1/16 scale project that might be more up your street than the WC51 I did, it a MkV Chieftain. I’m on with scratch building the hull & I’ve 3d printed the wheels, suspension, sprockets, idlers & return rollers, I’m making a start printing the turret tomorrow, it’s in 4 parts & will take a total of just over 70 hours to print, can’t say I’m looking forward to this.
Tapatalk is playing funny buggers tonight & wont let me post pics, I’ll give it another go after work tomorrow.
Cheers
Wayne

A quick reboot of my phone & now it works....
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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:43 am
by Richie
Canny, we have a 1/16 Tiger and a 1/16 panzer 3 at our house, we are banned from playing with them on account they both fire ball bearings now.

The panzer was custom painted in Kursk colour scheme...

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:45 am
by Richie
If you can do a Cromwell ARV

I would be massively impressed ! Pal of mine is restoring the real deal at the minute.

Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:59 am
by midlife
Hi Richie,
To progress my 1/4 scale K7 I needed to learn CAD & how to manipulate plasticard, that drove me towards RC tanks.
I’ve got 2 Tiger 1’s, a Jagdpanther and a Jagdpanzer IV L70. I’m brilliant at taking them apart but it takes time rebuilding them with as many upgraded parts as possible.
A Cromwell is on the to do list, I’ve a 1/35 scale version for reference. Just about to get a laser scanner at work, I’ll try & get the sprues scanned & scale them up to print, variants shouldn’t be an issue once I have the 3D models.
Cheers
Wayne
Edit, ball bearings, Jesus, bet they hurt! I’m sticking with IR...


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Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:43 pm
by Richie
Quick montage from this years Normandy trip


Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:52 am
by Renegadenemo
Always had a proper soft spot for the little tank. Good to see 'Tank Driver Harrison' back in action...

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am
by Richie
HAHAHHAHA I totally forgot about that mate !

The track I used sounds great when played by massed pipes and drums, maybe our friends at Bute could play us ashore with it ;)

The track being from the movie “How to train your dragon”,

Seems apt.

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:50 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Richie this picture may interest you. During world war 2 my father was a staff sergeant with REME serving with the 8th army in north Africa. He died in 1997 and I got all his papers including three copies of the 8th Army weekly news called Crusader given to soldiers serving out in Africa. Copies dated December 1942 February 1943 and April 1943. Getting a bit fragile but you are welcome to have the one with this picture in. An interesting read. This is an original paper not a photo copy.
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