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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-29-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,407
Posted By saracen
Cheers :thumb::thumb: Two designers, one...

Cheers :thumb::thumb:

Two designers, one idea. But one had a much thicker pencil :):)

Adrian.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-26-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,407
Posted By saracen
Very Nice :thumb: With the engine grills etc...

Very Nice :thumb:

With the engine grills etc ahead of the fighting compartment, it really looks to me like your Archer, but on steroids.

I'd love to see the two of them next to each other, to...
Forum: planetArmor General 11-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,190
Posted By saracen
Panzer IV return roller height

Does anyone have a reference giving the difference in height between the rear return roller housing on a Panzer IV and the other three ?

Adrian
Forum: planetArmor General 03-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,710
Posted By saracen
I wonder if the recession has finally bitten ? ...

I wonder if the recession has finally bitten ?

I'm more into 1/6th scale, and come here for inspiration on the fantastic armour build threads, but I've always been amazed by the number of...
Forum: Painting & Weathering 09-06-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,970
Posted By saracen
Thanks KT :) I've ordered a whole bunch of...

Thanks KT :)

I've ordered a whole bunch of micro pipettes, so I'll see how I get on with them.

Adrian.
Forum: Painting & Weathering 08-31-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,970
Posted By saracen
Mixing paint for airbrushing

When looking at build threads, it seems usual to cut paints with white or black or another colour, in order to achieve different tonal variations.

Given the small quantities of paint used when...
Forum: The Great War 03-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,671
Posted By saracen
YouTube video showing the design and construction...

YouTube video showing the design and construction of the War Horse tank:

http://youtu.be/9sEVsuER2GM

Adrian.
Forum: Allied: World War II 06-25-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By saracen
Just noticed your Gallery mentions an M4A1. This...

Just noticed your Gallery mentions an M4A1. This is the rear clamp on an M32 which used to be near me:
...
Forum: Allied: World War II 06-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By saracen
Had a quick look through my Sherman pictures and...

Had a quick look through my Sherman pictures and found these two.

The first is the Bovington M4A4 based Firefly VC:
...
Forum: Allied: World War II 06-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By saracen
Most stowage pictures I have seen show it as you...

Most stowage pictures I have seen show it as you describe - hooked to the port eye on the diff housing, then passing through two fairleads on the port side to the rear engine deck.

On the plans...
Forum: New Members, you must Post here first . Introduce yourself or just say hello. 06-20-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By saracen
Hi Jim and welcome. Is this the build you...

Hi Jim and welcome.

Is this the build you were thinking of ?

http://www.planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4950

Adrian.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 06-03-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,473
Posted By saracen
Thanks Ropi :D Finding a second hand kit it...

Thanks Ropi :D

Finding a second hand kit it is a good way to save on the cost, even if the older ones need quite a bit of work.

Looking at my latest pictures, I think I have the radius of the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 06-02-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,473
Posted By saracen
Yesterday I received the turret roof and pannier...

Yesterday I received the turret roof and pannier floors back from the cutters.

Both these parts on in the original kit were made from 3mm steel. As I'm trying to reduce the steel content in the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-29-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,473
Posted By saracen
Since then life has been to hell and back but now...

Since then life has been to hell and back but now I'm in a happier place and able to continue with the rebuild.

I've had a set of axles machined from brass, to help limit corrosion in the running...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-29-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,473
Posted By saracen
When I got it home again and started looking...

When I got it home again and started looking around it properly, it became obvious that no threadlock etc had been used, so the swing arms were coming undone and the suspension going out of...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-29-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,473
Posted By saracen
Armortek 1/6 Tiger rebuild

In June 2010, the day before Tankfest at Bovington, here in the UK, I was fortunate enough to purchase an original 2003 Mid Tiger through eBay.

The Tiger was almost completed, but the owner,...
Forum: New Members, you must Post here first . Introduce yourself or just say hello. 04-29-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By saracen
Cheers :):) Adrian.

Cheers :):)

Adrian.
Forum: Allied: World War II 02-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,552
Posted By saracen
Unfortunately not. One reply on the G104...

Unfortunately not.

One reply on the G104 list from someone with an early M4A4, which has rectangular hatches but no information as to when or why it changed.

Adrian.
Forum: Allied: World War II 02-19-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,464
Posted By saracen
There's an armoured hatch in the Loader's side of...

There's an armoured hatch in the Loader's side of the turret, out of which shell casings could be ditched:

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u216/sherman_tank/DSCF2303.jpg

The rub is that for...
Forum: Allied: World War II 02-19-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,552
Posted By saracen
M4A4 underside engine access panel shape

Does anyone know when the left hand (as viewed from the rear) underside engine access hatch on the M4A4 changed from rectangular to trapezoidal ?

All the diagrams and scale kits (Tasca etc) I...
Forum: planetArmor General 10-07-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,409
Posted By saracen
May I request that the restriction on the minimum...

May I request that the restriction on the minimum number of letters allowed in a search is lowered to "3 or more" ?

At the moment, things like III or 222 aren't legal search terms, unless you...
Forum: planetArmor General 07-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,909
Posted By saracen
Resicast ARV tooling changes

Does anyone know what changes/improvements have resulted from the re-tooling of the Resicast Sherman ARV Mk I ?

Adrian
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 03-20-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 47,549
Posted By saracen
This is the Jacques Littlefield Panther - and...

This is the Jacques Littlefield Panther - and they apparently removed those fittings from the hull during the restoration :eek:

I dont know if they will refit them once the work is complete...
Forum: New Members, you must Post here first . Introduce yourself or just say hello. 02-13-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By saracen
Evenin' All

Hi all.

I'm Adrian and I'm joining the fun from the UK.

I've been doing some Googling on the StuG C/D and StuIG 33B recently and keep coming up with this
forum, so thought I might was well...
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