...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’ 54th 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.
The latest issue of Tankette is on it's way this week to members of MAFVA. Major articles this issue include one on Percy Hobart, kindly provided for us by historian Anthony Tucker Jones, while Canadian MAFVA member Don Allen builds a model of the Churchill tank based Great Eastern Ramp. Peter Davenport examines the Dragon Mk IV, including scale drawings and David Fletcher continues his series on early artillery tractors. Add other news, reviews etc, there is plenty of original material available once more to MAFVA members.
On Sunday 16 June, the MAFVA Nationals event will be held at The Burgess Hall, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU. Come along and see us for yourself. Why not join, only £16.00 for 1 year's membership, which includes receiving 6 copies of Tankette each year.
I should admit to a bit of bias on this news as I am the Editor of Tankette for MAFVA.