Stolen Armortek Quad, 25pdr and Limber

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Postby Saracen » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:00 am

Not sure where to put this - please move if there's a better place on the forum.

This was posted by Phil Crowther over on the Armortek Forum last Monday:

Morning all.
I may be grasping at straws but my Quad, limber and 25pdr were stolen from my house in South Worcestershire last Friday 25th January along with the Spectrum Dx6 transmitter. As it is a rather unique, niche model it may well be offered for sale in the West Midlands or even further afield.
Police are aware and if anyone should be offered a quad in Caunter camo I would greatly appreciate a shout out.
For those who know where to look it is No. 88.
Many thanks
Phil
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:09 am

There are some truly despicable people out there. Really hope the b**tard is caught, and the Armortek returned in good condition. Trouble is, the courts are often too lenient on crims, and the majoring of crimes
are never solved... and this seems to act as an incentive to bandits :thumbdown:
All the best for a positive outcome. I'm sure other members will also feel your pain, and distress.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:11 am

Is that 6th scale?

I'll move this to hobby news :thumbup:

Yes, far too soft on crime :thumbdown:
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Postby Saracen » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:20 am

Yes, 1/6th scale. Thanks for the move.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:40 am

Just a thought but the perpetrators of this sort of crime aren't usually the sharpest knife in the drawer and they may be dim enough to post a vid on facebook of them or their kids playing with 'their' new toy? I'm not even on facebook but maybe someone who is could keep an eye out?

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:42 am

You're welcome.

Just hope it's someone that tries to sell it.

Many years ago a local paintball shop got broken into, the thieves got caught because they tried to sell the stuff, and one gun was custom made one of a kind. So, there is hope.
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Postby Saracen » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:45 am

There has been some thought that it may have been stolen to order, being such an odd thing to steal and so easily identifiable and traceable.

They'll never be able to sell it openly, even if it's repainted, or run it at any public events.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:51 am

Was there not other things stolen then?
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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:15 pm

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:25 pm

Marco Peter wrote:Read for yourself. ;-)
https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/view ... =36&t=7522

Phil does not reply or state if anything else was stolen or not.
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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:49 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Marco Peter wrote:Read for yourself. ;-)
https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/view ... =36&t=7522

Phil does not reply or state if anything else was stolen or not.

I meant it in general haha!
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Postby pebblemonkey73 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:58 pm

I really hope the owner gets his property back, it sounds realistic distinctive looking vehicle.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:00 pm

Looks like it was stolen to order, in which case it is already in the back of a van and heading across Europe. It would be unusable in the UK as it is so unique. :problem:
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:18 pm

Good morning,
Despicable. Some rich guy wanted a toy and hired a crook to get one he saw and liked. Couldn't be arsed to buy a kit and build like the rest of us. I hope it is found and returned but believe also that it was 'seen' and stolen as a result.
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P.S. As an add-on to my useless gripe, it would be interesting if some Chinese factory suddenly started pumping out knock off copies of a complex Armortek model.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:40 pm

P.S. As an add-on to my useless gripe, it would be interesting if some Chinese factory suddenly started pumping out knock off copies of a complex Armortek model.


At one show there was indeed a Chinese company selling 1/6 metal tanks, ...and they set up shop opposite the Armortek stand???
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:22 pm

Good afternoon, W.W.,
It will be noteworthy indeed if next year, they are selling 1/6 Quads complete with 25pdr and Limber. :P
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Postby chef-bikes » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 am

I wish I were able to provide a more positive contribution to the revolution of this thread, but unfortunately all I can do is commiserate your loss. I sincerely hope the gods of RC see fit to return your model to you and that the thieving scumbags are caught and prosicuted.
Pete

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:11 pm

Hope you get this back, i will put a shout out for my German friends to keep an eye out also
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Postby terry1956 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:18 pm

Last year we got broke into and tools and my rc boat got taken. The police found the toe rag in a few hours of my call. The reason they got him was due to the fact he was tagged. 6 months later he went to court and was let off because he was on drugs. He had know less then 60 convictions for breaking into people’s homes. Did I get my tools and boat back, did I hell as like. In a few months it your 25pdr will turn up on eBay, GL, or in gumtree repainted and being sold for 10 pounds. We live in a very sick country these days due to lefties and do Goode’s.

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