Dave Wardle - I returned to model making in 2010 after a very long break. My main interest is AFVs and softskins. I'm not the best modeller in the world and I'm unlikely to win any competitions, but, there's always a but, I enjoy what I do and that's what matters most.

In the spring of 2015 I took over from Tony H as the Chairman of the club.
JS3
JS3 Stalin - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted
JS3
Chieftain
Chieftain Mk.5 - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built straight from the box, brush painted with enamels.
Chieftain
U Boat Type VIIC
U-Boat Type VIIC - Revell 1/72nd scale, built straight from the box, brush painted.
U Boat Type VIIC
T72
T72 - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted. Training exercise scheme
T72
M3 Stuart
M3 Stuart "Honey" - Academy 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted
M3 Stuart
T55
T55 - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted
T55
Matilda
Matilda - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built straight from the box, brush painted. Malta scheme
Matilda
Tilly
Tilly - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted. UXB scheme
Tilly
B1 Centauro
B1 Centauro - Trumpeter 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted
B1 Centauro
Dragon Wagon and Churchill
Dragon Wagon with Churchill - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted
Dragon Wagon and Churchill
Matilda
Matilda - Tamiya 1/35th scale. Out of the box build, brush painted enamels.
Matilda
A34 Comet
A34 Comet - Bronco 1/35th scale. Out of the box build, brush painted enamels.
A34 Comet
Cromwell
Cromwell - Tamiya 1/35th scale. Out of the box build, brush painted enamels.
Cromwell
Klingon Bird of Prey
Klingon Bird of Prey "Bortas" - AMT. Out of the box build, brush painted enamels.
Klingon Bird of Prey
Sturmgeschutz
Sturmgeschutz - Tamiya, 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted enamels
Sturmgeschutz
PK IV
Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf.D - Tamiya 1/35th scale, built straight from the box, brush painted with enamels.
PK IV
Chieftain Mk.5
Chieftain Mk.5 - Tamiya, 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted enamels
Chieftain Mk.5
Sdkfz 232 (8Rad)
Sdkfz 232 (8Rad) - Tamiya, 1/35th scale. Built out of the box, brush painted enamels.
Sdkfz 232 (8Rad)
Tiger I
Tiger I - Tamiya, 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted enamels.
Tiger I
Hanomag
Sdkfz 251 Hanomag - Tamiya, 1/35th scale, built out of the box, brush painted enamels
Hanomag
Sdkfz 232
Sdkfz 232 (8Rad), Desert Scheme - Tamiya, 1/35th scale. Built out of the box, brush painted enamels.
Sdkfz 232
Kubelwagen
Kubelwagen, German Army - Tamiya, 1/35th scale. Built out of the box, brush painted enamels
Kubelwagen
CHAR B1bis
CHAR B1bis, Germany Army - Tamiya, 1/35th scale. Built out of the box, brush painted enamels
CHAR B1bis
Sdkfz9 FAMO
Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18t Sdkfz9 FAMO - Tamiya 1/35th scale. OOB build. Brush painted enamels.
Sdkfz9 FAMO
Battlestar Tauron
Revell battlestar Tauron. Out-of-the box build, brush painted.
Battlestar Tauron
Sdkfz 222
Tamiya Sdkfz 222 in desert scheme. 1/35th scale. OOB, brush painted.
Sdkfz 222
EBR-10
French EBR-10 Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle - HobbyBoss 1/35th scale. OOB build, brush painted enamels
EBR-10
M1 Super Sherman
Israeli Tank M1 Super Sherman - Tamiya, 1/35th scale. OOB, brush painted
M1 Super Sherman
M51 Isherman
Israeli Tank M51 Isherman - Tamiya, 1/35th scale. OOB, brush painted.
M51 Isherman
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck
LRDG (Long Range Desert group) 30cwt Chevrolet Truck, Tamiya 1/35th scale.
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Truck
SD.Kfz. 124 Wespe
SD.Kfz. 124 Wespe - Tamiya, 1/35th scale.

A self-propelled howitzer, based on the Panzer chassis, with a crew of five. It was armed with a 10.5cm L/28 howitzer and carried 32 rounds. Production ran from 1943 until 1944 with 675 produced.
SD.Kfz. 124 Wespe
VK3001 (H) PzKpfw VI (Ausf A)
German VK3001 (H) PzKpfw VI (Ausf A) - Trumpeter, 1/35th scale.

Medium tank developed in the 1930s by Henschal. It never entered service and was used only for testing. The wheel arrangement was used on the Tiger tank.
VK3001 (H) PzKpfw VI (Ausf A)
Yamoto
Yamato - Fujimi Chibi-Maru Kantai Series (FUJ42160)

The Yamato, the lead battleship of the Yamato-class as you have probably never seen her before. One of a series of kits by Fujimi that push-together (so they say, but that's not my experience with this one) to create an "egg-style" model. The series also contains her sister ship, Musashi. "They were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) main guns. Neither ship survived the war." (wikipedia).
Yamoto
Panzer III
Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.L Panzer III, desert scheme. Tamiya, 1/35th scale. OOB, brush painted.
Panzer III
T-55 "Enigma"
T-55 Enigma, Tamiya 1/35th scale.

Tamiya's description - "During the 1991 Gulf War, the Iraqi army fielded an upgraded variant of the T-55 tank. This unique variant was distinguished by additional armor blocks attached to the turret and hull to enhance protection. These tanks were deployed to regular Iraqi armor units and it is said that they were used as command tanks. Since they lacked an official designation, Coalition forces gave them the name "Enigma" and several examples were captured during the course of the conflict."

Out of the box build, brush painted.
T-55 "Enigma"
Tiran 5
Tiran 5, Tamiya 1/35th scale.

Tamiya's description - "During the 6-Day War of 1967, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) captured a number of T-55 tanks from the Arab countries, which they quicly modified and set to work in the IDF under the name of Tiran 5. Many of the new Tiran 5s has their 100mm gun replaced with a 105mm version and were fitted with additional weaponry: an M2 heavy machine gun on the mantlet of the main gun, and individual machine guns for the commander and loader. Storage boxes were added to the right of the turret to aid with friend/foe identification. Tiran 5s saw action during the Yom Kippur War in October of 1973, and continued in front-line service until the early 1980s after which they were also distributed to forces across the world, for example the South Lebanese Army."

Another out-of-the-box build and brush painted.
Tiran 5
Challenger 2
Challenger 2, Tamiya 1/35th scale.

Challenger 2 with armour and skins from the Gulf War. The red crosses indicate a tank on exercise. OOB build, brush painted.
Challenger 2
Challenger Mk.1
Challenger Mk.1 - Tamiya 1/35th scale.

Built out of the box, brush painted.
Challenger Mk.1
Panzer IV toon tank
Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf D by AFV Club Toon Tank
Panzer IV toon tank
Meng Tiger I Toon Tank
German Tiger I Heavy Tank World War Toon
Meng Tiger I Toon Tank
M4A3E8 Sherman
M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight 1/35

OOB build of the Tamiya kit, hand painted in Revell enamels
M4A3E8 Sherman
L R D G Jeep
L R D G Jeep 1/35

OOB Tamiya kit with stowage from spares box, hand painted in Revell enamels.
L R D G Jeep
Sdkf2 231 armoured car
Sdkf2 231 german armoured car 1/35

OOB build of the Italeri/Tamiya kit, hand painted with Revell enamels
Sdkf2 231 armoured car
Sdkf2 222 Armoured car
Sdkf2 222 german armoured car 1/35

OOB build of the Tamiya kit, hand painted with Revell enamels
Sdkf2 222 Armoured car
Kettenkraftrad with trailer
Kettenkraftrad with trailer 1/35

OOB build of the Tamiya kit with trailer contents from spares box, hand painted with Revell enamels
Kettenkraftrad with trailer
BMW R75 with sidecar
BMW R75 motorbike with sidecar 1/35

OOB build of the Tamiya kit, hand painted with Revell enamels
BMW R75 with sidecar