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Member postings for Simon Hammerton

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Thread: T-14 Armata MBT in 1/35...
23/09/2017 02:49:34
Very much agree Robin, especially the turret which looks littered with shot-traps.

Even if the much vaunted countermeasures work, the Russians are unlikely to assume that nothing could get through to the turret.

21/09/2017 19:16:10
I'm not convinced that this is the final production version, there's a lot of new technology on this vehicle that I suspect that this is more a proof of concept technology demonstrator than a production variant.

Thread: XURON CORP pro sprue Cutters
21/09/2017 16:31:53
I think my reference to leverage may have been misleading Gary

The arthritis in my hands - coupled to the damage inflicted in 1999 - means that I have severely reduced fine control, in addition to reduced strength in my hands.
A pair of cutters with very sharp blades, good access, and almost no physical effort to use will always get my vote.

And with the parts count of modern AFV kits topping 1000 with alarming revularity, those advantages are going to become even more relevant.

21/09/2017 15:28:22
Xuron call it Micro-Shear technology, but others would call it a bypass cut
Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
21/09/2017 13:37:23

In addition to the Komatsu LAV and Humanitarian Team...




Thread: XURON CORP pro sprue Cutters
21/09/2017 12:54:36
I had the Tamiya cutters but prefer the Xurons because of the excellent leverage provided by the longer handles.

I have never had access issues with the 2175ET's because of their longer blades, but I never had problems with the Tamiya cutters either.

This is a preference thing - not unlike the Canon v Nikon debate with Pro Photographers, I prefer Xurons and others prefer Tamiya.
Thread: A public thank you
20/09/2017 11:00:35

I have always been impressed by the service I've received from Historex, and it's good to acknowledge the good guys instead of warning about the bad ones.


Thread: XURON CORP pro sprue Cutters
20/09/2017 10:33:31

Officially it's for my punch & die sets, unofficially...devil


20/09/2017 08:03:58
I have three pairs of Xurons, and a cheap - but still good - pair of sprue cutters that I lend to people at build days if they need to borrow a pair.

I also keep a small toffee hammer to hand when people try to "borrow" my Xurons

19/09/2017 15:28:33
Same situation at both Racal-Decca and BAE Kevin Cole.

These were the weapon of choice at both places.

Thread: Spots on Facebook
18/09/2017 23:55:23
It's certainly a great time to be into modern stuff.

Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
14/09/2017 12:41:37
I'm not speaking for Robin naturally, but I was disappointed that Takom felt it was ok to ditch the interior on the Bulldog.

14/09/2017 10:52:16

Not my usual thing, but I've been after these for a while...5ccdb280cd0c8e940f046d28a60e6f69.jpg


Thread: Dragon KT with Zim
12/09/2017 23:52:57
Keep this thread on the first page, hopefully one of the KT experts will have something to say
12/09/2017 12:20:56

You are correct in assuming that the Zimmerit was applied after assembly.

I would draw a blade down the edge of the rear plate while it's in position to give you a clearly defined edge to work to. Then I would just carefully shave the Zim down with a fresh blade, a #15 curved blade if you have it.

If you're not confident of your blade skills filing or sanding will work, but I would cover the area you want to protect with electrical tape before proceeding.


12/09/2017 12:12:21

Yes you need to remove the Zimmerit from the edges under the rebate created by the rear edges of the upper hull side plates.


I hope this helps


12/09/2017 10:19:53

Hi Gary

Zimmerit was applied after construction.

Any chance of an image of the area in question? It would help.


Thread: By bye for now, Stugs rule ok
11/09/2017 11:04:17

Hi Bob

It's always sad when life deals anyone a bad hand, and you seem to have got a deck full of Jokers.

You're doing the right thing in choosing to work to your own pace, trying to hit a deadline - yours or anyone else's - only serves to increase the stress levels.

As someone who has his own issues with arthritis I've had cause to come up with solutions to the issues the condition forces upon the modeller, feel free to drop me a line if you want to chat over some ideas.

Wishing you all the very best


Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
10/09/2017 03:28:47
It upholds the standards set by the A1 and A2
09/09/2017 21:01:38

Received today from our very own Dave S


And today at our Club Show


This completes my trio of AFVC M60's, along with the A1 and A2 Starship

Now all I need is the time to build the things.


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