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Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
I'm 46. And currently a full time carer for Mom.. I am also disabled, and suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also like Photography, Museums and Art Galleries. Military vehicles have always been of an interest to me, and I only got into aviation after my Father passed away twelve years ago.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

1/35 Abrams builds Update 3 mine roller progress 21/04/2018

Well a couple of nights ago I started on the mine roller for one of the M1A1's. I've fitted the extension on the bow of the tank for the roller.

And then I assembled one of the units for the roller, the white discs you see are where I've filled ejection pin marks. The different colored plastic is because I'm using bits from too kits. I have one more unit to assemble, and then the connecting arms for the roller itself. 

Thursday, 19 April 2018

1/35 Abrams builds Update 2 some catch up pictures of the other Abrams.

This is the work which has been done to the Rye Field Models M1A1 so far to convert it to a USMC Abrams with left over parts from the Dragon M1A1.

1/35 Abrams builds update 1 some of the progress so far 19/04/2018

So I've added the hull mounted APU (it should be mounted on the right rear hull) but put that down to a brain fart. And a lane marking box, which drops a line of chalk to show a cleared path through a minefield.  The different colours of plastic are due to me using left over's from other kits or scrapped kits I've been given. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Dragon and Rye Field Models (with help from scrapped kits and the bits box) 1/35 M1A1 Abrams. An occasional build. 18/04/2018

As the title says in between packing for a move, during the evening after dinner I've been working on the above (I actually started it a couple of days before Mum passed away), but stopped when she passed as I lost all interest. The Rye Field Models M1A1 I'm doing as a USMC tank with wading gear from the Dragon kit. Photos to follow soon! And why an Abrams? Well its the only modern tank that I like. I'm having fun with these builds, and as I've realised, life is way too short, so I'm just having fun, so if you're a purist please look away, as one of the M1A1's will not be very accurate, as I've made a few mistakes on one of them. Oh well! 

Friday, 9 March 2018

My Mum

Well last Saturday at 01:30 Mum lost her short, but brave battle with Lung Cancer. We knew Mum just had weeks, but we weren't expecting her to pass away so early. But at least now she is at peace and is no longer suffering.

Mrs Linda Jean Greenwood nee Taylor 02/09/1949-03/03/2018.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

1/35 Valentine VI driver's compartment progress 16/01/2018

So I started with the driver's compartment, I've yet to add the gear selector and give this area a coat of White.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Canadian built Valentine Mk.VI (early production) 14/01/2018

The Valentine Mk.VI was produced by the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company. The Mk.VI used a mix of both American and Canadian mechanical parts, and was powered by an American GMC diesel engine. Late production versions had a cast glacis plate as well as more use of cast sections instead of fabricated ones. The first fifteen tanks were armed with a Besa 7.92mm co-axial machine-gun, the Besa was replaced by a co-axial Browning 0.30 inch machine-gun.
Most of the Canadian produced tanks were supplied to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease. With a few retained in Canada at Borden Camp in Ontario for training.