Murray Walker has given me inspiration. No, not as an F1 commentator, although that may well be so. When Murray died much was published and his image for me was enhanced further. Murray did his bit during WW2 volunteering in 1942 at the age of 18 for officer training to become a tank commander with the Royal Scots Greys. Murray landed in France the day after D Day and took his Sherman tank through the final push into Germany. He was later promoted to admin jobs and left the army in 1947 as a captain.
I have made several plastic kit models since I posted in August but my skills seemed to deteriorate after that and I would not want to show those efforts in detail. but I am reasonably satisfied with my latest effort, inspired by Murray and his Sherman Easy Eight tank. These came from USA when the Americans entered the war and supplied us under the Lend Lease scheme and they were the mainstay tank for the Allied forces from then onwards.
WORTH CLICKING PHOTOS TO ENLARGE (I THINK)
|Invasion of Arnside|
|Murray with a Sherman at Bovington Tank Museum courtesy of Wikipedia|