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Thread: Vickers 8" howitzer complete
24/12/2013 10:27:17

Drawings and materials only

03/12/2013 09:10:00

Thank you for all your comments. I am going to be painting it after i have finished putting the rubber inserts into the wheels and i have also managed to get better brake handwheels for the front. The decision is weather to paint it standard drab or in one of the fancy colour schemes that were done locally by the crews.

30/11/2013 09:47:16

I think models are very personal things. it's down to the individual if they are happy wit their model. Anyone can find fault with anything. Its probably down to personality; you are either a guy who see the good or you see the bad in things.. Frankly im glad im a guy who defines things by their positive attributes

29/11/2013 14:26:53


15/10/2013 11:17:51

is there anyone who I can commission to build these. one piece steel construction except fuse which should screw or pressure hold in brass8inch_shell.jpg

09/10/2013 09:13:53


Just wanted to add that the nuts are not that out of scale apart from thickness but I guess as that holds the recoil spring it needs to be pretty chunky on the model

Thread: Motorbike I built.............
06/10/2013 07:37:20

I'm a biker myself. How does it ride? It looks like the ultimate street machine. I would buy this design if it was commercially available

06/10/2013 07:30:38

Wow. I'm awe struck

Thread: Vickers 8" howitzer complete
05/10/2013 17:11:07

Ps as a creator of scale tanks I'm very used to input from the "detail police". All comments are welcome.

even though positive comments give me a better feel good factor, I have never even been close to sticking my head in a glass oven or jumping of a river bridge with a rock tied around my neck. .


Edited By bob gould on 05/10/2013 17:12:36

05/10/2013 17:04:40

Hi thanks for all your input positive and negative. It's not an exact replica however it is what I wanted as I required all the functions of the real thing and it's not always possible to replicate functions and size due to tensile strength of material. I.e a scale size hand wheel would collapse under the pressure of turning it to elevate the barrel. It's also a case of economics as to rubberise the wheels totally and hammer down riveted blocks to squeeze the tyres down would cost thousands per wheel I'm sure.

I shall be adding rubber inserts to the wheels to mimic the effect.

all in all I'm over the moon with what the engineer has created from scratch. The hand wheels control elevation, transversing, it recoils, has interrupted thread breech which is operated by the correct handle. All in all it's a work of art and its is far more than 50% accurate but at less than half the cost of the quotes I received in this country.

Will post more pics when it arrives.

I now need a quote for some brass shells, say a dozen as the cannot be sent airmail.

again hanks for the interest and comments


04/10/2013 07:33:41

And thank you to the very talented engineer who pain stakingly laboured for hours to produce this work of art

04/10/2013 07:31:26

image.jpgFor those who remember my first add about a year ago. It's now complete and en route. Can't wait. Many thanks for all your comments

Thread: New 8" VIckers Howitzer Thread
05/09/2013 19:00:06


05/09/2013 18:57:47


Thread: Seven cylinder
27/08/2013 17:36:10

its beautiful

Thread: New 8" VIckers Howitzer Thread
24/08/2013 12:48:55


20/08/2013 07:13:07

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19/08/2013 14:33:52

Yeah the would but i shall put rubber between each set of rivets. In real life they rivetted the plates round a solid rubber tyre i think.



19/08/2013 10:05:32

3_half_spokes.jpg1_half_spokes.jpgSpoking the wheels. Unfinnished. Very frustrating job apparently for the sheer qty of rivets

Thread: Nuclear Bomb (model)
16/08/2013 15:06:34

HAHA i dont have any plutonium but i have some geraniums if that helps!!

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