An early start for all the gang, the UKTC tables were well supported form both the North and South (“Loose lips” Cusworth was a little nervous, mumbling something about Humber Bridge), and I will take this opportunity to thank all for attending and putting on a good show (not that I expected any less). The tanks went down well with everyone except the marshals, I’ll hold my hands up to that one L. The show covered all things military including traders in reference books, memorabilia, deactivated weapons, uniforms, Action Figures and Tanks, I don’t just mean Armortek (who made us most welcome as usual cheers Mark and Gill), but real tanks you could pick up a Scorpion tank for £9,500+VAT if that took your fancyJ. Crowd figures were somewhere around 5,000 punters so we were kept pretty busy throughout the day, and running was a little difficult. We also met up with Dan from www.forgottensoldier.co.uk who has or will introduce himself to the gang at Chatham Militaria Fair.
|Some of the crew Antony, Bryan, “Loose Lips” Cusworth and John. With my 251 and a couple of Kudels.||The new darlings of international historical TV scene J||My Panther showing its new crew and a little hatch detail from Mark II Tight arse tanks||“Loose Lips” and Mark talking geeky Tiger talk||Bryans ¼ scale very popular with the puntas not so with the marshals J|
|Antony's Tiger II I wont mention the break down out of respect, oops!||Johns JS2 which will be this year detailing project for him||The Armortek 222, we saw it running, very nice too. Mind you, they didn’t get busted!||John’s CR3 and Paul’s Tiger the Dibsey special paint job.||Nigels Tiger 1, SDKFZ 7 and the 88 which was out of shot at that time.|
|My Kubel and “Loose Lip’s” new pets, obviously they are life size to him.||Karl from the 1/6th Collectors brought along this, I’m sure he’s turning to the dark side.||My 251 having it up that high made it easy to dress.||Some more figures from the 1/6th Collectors.||Again Karl’s Stuart, see what I mean he will be one of us soon J|
|The Armortek advertising board, some nice familiar tanks on that!!!||Three Armortek models, the SdKfz7 and Panther built by Lee Sellars for a customer.||The rear of the Armortek Panther, nicely done.||The turret of the Armortek Panther with Johann Sigel commander, good choice.||A nice picture of Gill from Armortek, caught her smiling see J|
|A naked Armortek 88.||One of the many dioramas on show but unfortunately, almost impossible to get a clear picture L||Nigel flying Mark 1’s flag as a thank you for is prize at the East Midlands Show in December.||Could this be the Motorshow Berlin 1943, your guess is as good as mine!!!|