England - South East, United Kingdom

Occupation: Barrister
Username: TanksForTheMemory


About TanksForTheMemory
Born and raised near London in 1968. Started on Airfix planes and Matchbox tanks. 1977 Military Modelling magazine article by Francois Verlinden about three Tamiya US halftracks in 1/35 was a revelation - I was hooked. Books of Shephard Paine were another huge influence. Like most people, modelling took a back seat to other distractions in my teens - in my case it was music. I was in a band, which everyone thought was extremely cool. Sadly, model making, even in the 80s, was not... Over the years I used to sneak a look at modelling magazines from time to time, but it was a 'guilty pleasure'. Then I had two sons. As soon as they were old enough I introduced them both to the magical world of model kits and they took to them with much enthusiasm - and more skill than I had ever mustered at their age. After watching them build their own models I decided that it was time for me to have another go...

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