I've been model making since I was young ,my first model was Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire which cost me 1sh and 6 pence in old money . I continue making models in The British Army , mainly maritime subjects due the fact I was surrounded by military vehicles and needed a different subject . I did make the odd military vehicles like the 1/24 th model Centurion tank I had no problem with the research as we had two of them parked outside the window parked on the Gunpark.
I took up photography as a aid to my hobby, only to end up as a Unit Photographer a few years later ,my only claim to fame was to catch the shell leaving the end of the barrel of a FH70, I left the British Army after 22 years service to Queen and Country . Now retired I've returned to model making as a hobby maritime subjects along with military and Sci-fi is my call now along with working & driving a Abbot SPG & Stalwart HMLC .