Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank
By Mark Bannerman
(Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9781841767581, 80pp.)
Publication Date: February 25, 2004
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The Matilda tank saw action in almost all theatres of World War II, from Europe to the Pacific. Born in the interwar years, and developed with numerous modifications following combat testing, the Matilda is perhaps most famous for its role in the desert campaigns of 1940-41, thus acquiring its nickname 'Queen of the Desert'. This book provides a detailed guide to modelling the Matilda tank across a variety of types, colour schemes and scales, and features excellent reference photos. Using clearly explained techniques and methods, and featuring the work of several top modellers, this step-by-step guide to building, finishing and displaying the Matilda in European, Western Desert and Australian service presents a creative and enagaging approach to modelling the 'Tilly'.
Mark Bannerman was born in London in 1963. He completed his university studies in Canada graduating in 1986 in Business Administration, and spent several years living in Europe. He now works as a finance manager in the Department of Education in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mark has been modelling for the past eight years, with a long-standing interest in Allied armour of World War II and figure painting. He is married to Elizabeth, and enjoys travelling, sailing, cooking and following European soccer.