Saturday, 13 June 2009

John Sandars: 8th Army in the Desert

John Sandars' series on the 8th Army in the Desert ran to 10 parts, from July 1973 to April 1974. I remember eagerly waiting for each new instalment. The series was collected in edited form in the Airfix Magazine Guide 20, published by PSL in 1976.

These photographs are from Miniature Warfare December 1969 and are interesting as they predate the Airfix Magazine series and book by a number of years, though some of these troops will be familiar to these later readers. The military policeman on the scooter from the Airfix civilians set is particularly fine...

1 comment:

Paul´s Bods said...

Those were the days...when you had to make conversions to make up for the gaps in available poses...:-) I´m not to sure about the anti-aircraft pose, (third photo from the top)mind you...I wouldn´t have given it a second thought back then. :-D