Well folks I won’t ramble on as I normally do which probably means I will in the end. The reason I did this one was that I stumbled on a model by MB labelled Mk 1 “Female” British Tank Special Modification for the Gaza Strip 1/72 model and that piqued my interest as I fell in love with big Willie tanks as a kid. A quick check on the google machine convinced me that I could do something with it, a little more research gave me the excellent set of Turks from Strelets and I was away! I just love the WWI early British uniform so it was straight to the old Airfix set from yonks ago. Bugger! Too small compared with the Turkish lads. A quick check on the PSR (Plastic Soldier Review) threw up some Hat sets that would do nicely as their size is perfect. I also checked out some vehicles and settled on the neat little Vauxhall D-type and the Junkers D.I, both from Roden. These models don’t include figures so I used a converted Japanese WWII Hat cyclist to drive the auto and purchased a fine set from Orion “Pilots of the first WW”, one in the plane and one in the back of the auto. Well not much more to add except I do like the Green Stuff Tufts of Grass (Xmas Present), so much easier than making my own. Mind you I had made some until I remembered I had the new ones put away in their proper place!!
That’s it for now but just a few mentions in despatches for a few of the lads. I’m sure there are more but as I’m elderly, I’ll just mention the ones I can remember!!! First off Eric for giving the idea for the aircraft, thanks mate, I would never have attempted to add one to one of my dioramas until I saw your WWII one along the white cliffs of Dover (if I recall correctly). Also, I was having a problem with getting a dusty effect on the tank but then I saw a post from another of our lads Will. A quick check with him and he was able to tell me about a cheap chalk method to improve the bloody tank!! It was looking like those new set of runners one buys!! Thanks Will. And the last one is to our great and highly respected, award winner we know as Dave, but the rest of the world knows him simply as TIM!! The best thing, simple as it is, was you telling us about Flow Aid! The best thing since your Model Son (IRO) told me about washes all those years ago!! Thanks Dave.
The world has turned to shit at the moment as I’m sure you all know. I’m not a man of any religious faith, so my praying won’t help our friends in dire straits. I am sure crossing my fingers is quite useless to, so all I can say folks is appreciate the situation you are in if you are one of the lucky ones like I am, keep well!! Regards Pat.