1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Forum for discussion relating to the 1948 - 1950 Series 1 4x4 car
User avatar
Jerry Carducci
Posts: 694
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Location: The People's Paradise of California, the former Golden State
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 936 times
Contact:

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Jerry Carducci »

Oh good lord, the sight of that belt driven saw without any safety features would make the safety police over here faint and have children cover their eyes!

Jerry
http://tanks.linite.com/ - RC tanks: stay home, build a tank and save a life!

Vince Cutajar
Posts: 2160
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Location: Malta
Has liked: 732 times
Been liked: 1717 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Vince Cutajar »

Thanks Sean and Chang.

Vince

User avatar
Chris Hall
Posts: 747
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:34 pm
Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
Has liked: 491 times
Been liked: 637 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Chris Hall »

It’s called a Power Take-Off. For powering agricultural machinery from the vehicle differential.
Mark IV (Liesel, Abteilung 14, France 1918)
M3 Lee (25 Dragoons, Burma 1944)
Universal Carrier (2/Wiltshires, Italy 1944)
Panther (Deserter, 145 RAC, Italy 1944)
Centurion Mk 3 (8KRIH, Korea 1950/51)
Morris Quad, 25-pdr & limber (45RA, Korea 1951)

Robert Reid
Posts: 582
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Has liked: 96 times
Been liked: 445 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Robert Reid »

Only issue I see is that the fit and finish are so far superior to the originals that some.... modification... will be on irder for sure. I think a small hammer and maybe rolling over the panels with an office chair will suitably replicate the originals.

Stunning job Armortek Team! Can't wait for mine. I have plans. Wonderful Plans!

Cheers,

RPR

Robert Reid
Posts: 582
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Has liked: 96 times
Been liked: 445 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Robert Reid »

Jerry Carducci wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:15 pm
Oh good lord, the sight of that belt driven saw without any safety features would make the safety police over here faint and have children cover their eyes!

Jerry
And yet generations survived by learning not to stick your foot in the saw.

Amazing... We could also handle hot coffee and Land Rover Dashboards which, IIRC, had Bowie knives sticking out of them.

Cheers!

RPR

User avatar
Armortek
Site Admin
Posts: 2839
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Winchester, England
Been liked: 3148 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Armortek »

Prototyping the cloth top on the Series 1. We have gone for a light colour so that you can colour (dye) the top to the colour of your choice.

Series1 top 1.jpg
Series1 top 1.jpg (140.84 KiB) Viewed 2690 times

Series1 top 3.jpg
Series1 top 3.jpg (67.35 KiB) Viewed 2690 times

Series1 top 4.jpg
Series1 top 4.jpg (60.07 KiB) Viewed 2690 times

Series1 top 5.jpg
Series1 top 5.jpg (76.72 KiB) Viewed 2690 times
Armortek

Tim Forbes
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Tim Forbes »

looking seriously good and very desirable

User avatar
Armortek
Site Admin
Posts: 2839
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Winchester, England
Been liked: 3148 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Armortek »

Number plates and front grill have arrived
Numberplatesandgrill.jpg
Numberplatesandgrill.jpg (87.13 KiB) Viewed 2448 times
Armortek

User avatar
Armortek
Site Admin
Posts: 2839
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Winchester, England
Been liked: 3148 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Armortek »

The Series 1 production run is now all reserved and we have started a waiting list. If you would like to get on the waiting list then drop us an email.
Armortek

johnny johnson
Posts: 89
Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Location: USA Alabama
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 35 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by johnny johnson »

Is this due to low production numbers or high demand, just wondering, surprised they sold out before production.

User avatar
Armortek
Site Admin
Posts: 2839
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Winchester, England
Been liked: 3148 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Armortek »

Hi Johnny - the Series One is a popular model, especially here in the UK, and all kits are reserved due to high demand. It is not uncommon for our kits to sell out before the production has finished.
Armortek

User avatar
Armortek
Site Admin
Posts: 2839
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Winchester, England
Been liked: 3148 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Armortek »

We have started packing up the kits - still hoping to start shipment by the end of the month, but it will be mighty close as there are a lot of parts to pack, instruction manual to complete ... and importantly, we are still waiting for all the M2 fasteners to arrive.
Series 1 OL1.jpg
Series 1 OL2.jpg
Armortek

Tim Forbes
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Tim Forbes »

Looking fantastic, cannot wait
Tim

Robert Reid
Posts: 582
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Has liked: 96 times
Been liked: 445 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Robert Reid »

That is totally awesome!!!

Everything about this kit is amazing. And such a perfect blank canvas!

Cheers!

RPR

User avatar
Armortek
Site Admin
Posts: 2839
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Winchester, England
Been liked: 3148 times

Re: 1950 Series 1 - prototyping images

Post by Armortek »

With a bit of good fortune, start date for shipping is just 1 day away !! :o
Aiming to start shipping on Friday 2nd June.
Attachments
A_IMG_4603 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4602 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4601 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4600 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4599 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4598 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4596 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4595 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4594 (1024 x 768).JPG
A_IMG_4593 (1024 x 768).JPG
Armortek

Post Reply