SotM (Stove of the Month) April 2021

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  1. Spiritburner

    Spiritburner Admin SotM Winner Subscriber

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    This month it's the Optimus 8 & it's variants & clones - so 8R's & the various Russian & Far East etc lookalikes. Roarer burners only.

    Post your nomination as a reply to this post.

    The rules.
    • Stove must feature in the Stove Reference Gallery (SRG) with a link posted in the entry. So now's the time to get those stoves photographed & posted! If it's been listed for years already that is ok too.
    • Maximum of 2 pictures in the entry. The pictures must show the stove working & in it's entirety. More pictures can of course be shown in the linked SRG entry - as many as you want!
    • Previous winning entries are excluded.
    • Stove must be presently owned by the member.
    • One entry per member.
    This nominations post will be open for the month of April. At the end of the month the post will be closed & the qualifying stoves placed in a blind poll for members to vote for. The poll will remain open for 1 week. Most votes is the winner.

    The winner will get a SotM Winner notation on their posts & profile & a £10 voucher code from The Fettlebox. The winning stove will also be entered into the Stove of the Year vote the following January.

    Good luck & have fun
     
  2. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Primus”Touristy”

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    Above is the "Primus Touristy" in its case. Alex L. says these stoves were made by the machine manufacturing company, Im. Chernyshova, in Moscow until the 1990s:

    "Primus Touristy"- Optimus 8R Clone 1993

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

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    Optimus No.8, HERE in the Stove Reference Gallery.

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    I remember there is a German military version of optimus 8. If anyone has that stove, he is very hopeful to win the championship.
     
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    Are 99's disqualified for having an aluminum skin?
     
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    Hey, I finally got a shiny one to show off.... sorta. My Primus 8R... Primus 8R
    How do you folks get such awesome flame shots...?

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    Aluminium skin allowed but I don't class the 99 as a 8 clone.
     
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    I have an 8R that's becoming a 99. [With half a Coleman Peak one shell].
     
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    @DonS taking good flame shots is usually easier when in the shade or at dusk. Also helps to have a camera with manual exposure controls and set it to slightly under expose the background so the flame is not saturating the detector.
    Regards
    John
     
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  15. ArchMc

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    Jumping in with a last-minute entry, here is my Optimus 8.
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    It's in the Reference Gallery here. More photos and discussion can be seen in the Fettling Forum and the Action Gallery.

    This is the stove that Ken @snwcmpr did such a great restoration job on the rusted and broken front hinge, transforming a parts stove into a very robust user. Ken very kindly gifted me the stove, and I have carried it on a number of trips.

    I added the brass windscreen, which fits in place with the case closed, and a wick in the spirit cup. Both very handy additions in my windy desert.

    A recent photo of it just prior to tea duty:
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    It's a very easy and enjoyable stove to use.

    ....Arch
     
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