...the latest issue of the bi-monthly magazine for members of MAFVA
Tankette is the magazine for members of MAFVA, the Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association.
MAFVA remains one of the longest running modelling associations to be found in the world, now in its’ 53rd year. Things have changed a lot since those early days and modelling as a hobby faces lots of competition for our time these days, and the attraction of computer games, particularly for youngsters, is a temptation for many. The huge array of models and references on the market these days is a very far cry from what was available back in those early days of the 1960s. At that time it could be largely described as a ‘pocket money’ hobby, a description which is not really the case today. While costs have gone up for kits, paints, books and other accessories, maybe you need a bit of a hand with picking out what you want to spend your money on, or maybe a local club where you can share your modelling skills and pick up hints and tips from other like minded modellers.
MAFVA offers some great benefits to its’ members which make the very reasonable annual subscription really worthwhile. As well as the mutual support, the local branches, the original references within the bi-monthly Tankette magazine, the discounts offered to MAFVA members by a variety of retailers and publishers will mean you can easily save the cost of your subscription each year.
In this latest issue, as well as MAFVA Association news there are new kit and book reviews, photos of members models and original research articles on the M6 High Speed Tractor in British Service, Armoured Cars of the Sudanese Defence Force and a visit to the Kiev National Day 2017 with photos of modern armour on display. There is also an extract from the Tankcraft No 4 book on the Churchill Tank. This is coupled to a special offer of a discount on buying the book from publishers Pen and Sword especially for MAFVA Members.
I should admit to a bit of bias on this news as I am the Editor of Tankette for MAFVA.