Les Clancy - I began modelling as a child in the late 50's, early 60's,cutting my teeth on Airfix kits like everyone else. There was a gap of a few years when I discovered girls and alcohol, but I got back into it after getting married in 1973. My first serious model was the Tamiya 1/25th Panther, followed by the Airfix 1/24th Stuka. (This was when you still got a swastika to put on the tail). I then made both tanks and aircraft in 1/35 and 1/48 respectively, but my interest now is almost exclusively British armour of the Second World War in 1/35th. I attend as many military and model shows as I can and get much enjoyment from this hobby.
M3 Stuart Honey - Academy, 1/35th scale
M3 Stuart Honey
Panzer IV with Alpine figure - Dragon 1/35th scale
TF-104 Starfighter - 1/144 scale - built for 6 Month Challenge competition
Crusader AA Mk. III - Italeri with aftermarket metal gun barrels
Crusader AA Mk.III
Matilda Mk. II - Tamiya with Tiger Models BEF conversion
Churchill Mk. IV AVRE - AFV Club
Churchill Mk. IV AVRE
Sherman Mk. III - Dragon
Crusader AA Mk. I - Italeri
Crusader AA Mk.I
Churchill Mk. V - AFV Club with Legend conversion set
Churchill Mk. IV - AFV Club
Churchill Mk. I - AFV Club with IMA conversion
Sherman Mk. I ARV - Dragon M4A4 with Resicast conversion
Sherman Mk.I ARV
M4 Composite hull - Dragon
Crusader Gun Tractor - Italeri with Accurate Armour conversion
Crusader Gun Tractor
Crusader Mk. I - Italeri
A13 - Bronco
A9 Cruiser - Cromwell Models
M4A6 - Dragon M4A4 with Cromwell conversion.
Light tank Mk. VIb - Vulcan
Light Tank Mk.VIb
Staghound – Bronco with Legend stowage
Wasp Mk. IIc - Tamiya Universal Carrier with Resicast conversion and Modelkasten tracks
Wasp Mk. II - Tamiya Universal Carrier with Resicast conversion and Modelkasten tracks
Painted with Tamiya and White Ensign paints. Figure by Cromwell. Kit decals used, apart from "Aldershot" on rear of the turret which was produced at home on an ink jet printer.
Light Tank Mk.VIB
Marmon-Herrington Mk.II Armoured Car - IBG Models 1/35th scale.
OOB build with the following additions: sand channels and Vickers machine gun by Resicas; box and step on from rear in plasticard; flimsy cans anf rack from Vulcan Light Tank; stowage hooks on side from copper wire; other stowage from various makers.
KIS-5 truck and tanker - winner of the 2014 Six Month Challenge competition
KIS-5 truck and tanker
MK I (Male) British tank. 1/72nd Masterbox, markings by Black Lion.
MK I (Male)
MK I (Female) British tank. 1/72nd Masterbox, markings by Black Lion.
MK I (Female)
MK II (Male) tank. 1/72nd Masterbox, markings by Black Lion.