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10 Years On - A Modellers Tale - Part 2

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About 5 year ago I did a feature entitled Shermanís Advance - A Modellers Tail. It covered my efforts during that period and I said I'd come back five years later with an update. The 12th of August 2015 sees me into my 10th year back into modelling and my joining the site here on Armorama.

Itís hard to believe that the time seems to have passed so quickly. What has been amazing in the past 5 years is the sudden increase in available 1/35th scale Allied kits. Subjects only dreamed about suddenly come two by two and the quality and level of detail by many manufacturers is simply amazing.

I am still playing catch up from 30 years ago and the current build pile will probably see me through until the eyes and hands stop working or I pop off into the great beyond.

Iíve got a tremendous amount from the site both in terms of help and critique and Iíve given a little back in return. So far Iíve submitted 174 feature articles, taken part in 18 campaigns and reviewed 376 products.

The results of the last 5 years labour both good and bad are attached below. So hereís to the next 5 years, thanks to all who make this hobby so much fun. The photographs included in the article were taken at the time of the builds and are what they are some good some not so good.

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Oddly enough I havenít built much armour in the last 5 years. I reworked the Pinky I did as a 9th QRL Sherman and added a couple of CDL Tanks with a future project in mind. I also did the Accurate Armour conversion for the Crusader Mk II Gun Tractor. I had fun doing the MiniArt Valentine and the most recent addition has been the Tamiya Mk IV (Male).
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


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Impressive!!
AUG 22, 2015 - 05:55 AM
Hi Al, Bill and Ivan, Thanks for looking in guys and your kind comments. Appreciated. Al
AUG 22, 2015 - 06:23 AM
Very impressive work! I enjoyed seeing these masterpieces.
AUG 22, 2015 - 11:32 AM
That's a very nice collection of your talents. I've been following your builds for some eighteen months now ó since joining the forums. And I always look forward to your wonderful work! Cheers! ómike
AUG 22, 2015 - 04:54 PM
Hi Rick and Mike, Again thanks for looking in. The great thing about modelling is the constant learning process. Even after 10 years each new build brings a new beginning, a new challenge. Cheers Al
AUG 22, 2015 - 08:39 PM
ace work
AUG 23, 2015 - 12:59 AM
Thanks David. Al
AUG 23, 2015 - 05:39 AM
Superb collection. Your triple P is to be admired. Thanks for sharing.
AUG 24, 2015 - 03:43 AM
Many thanks Gabriel. Al
AUG 24, 2015 - 04:42 AM
Got your PM, thanks Nick. Al
AUG 25, 2015 - 04:11 AM
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