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In Print 1981-1990
I wrote my first modelling article in 1981, after being invited at a MAFVA competition to submit material to Airfix magazine by Christine Lake the assistant editor. My first article described how to convert the Airfix Scorpion kit in to the Striker anti-tank missile launcher. I followed this with two more articles for Airfix magazine before submitting an article on the 1 Tonne Land Rover with scale drawings to Military Modelling in 1983. Between 1983 and 1990, I wrote 11 articles covering kit conversions, scratch building, reference articles and scaled plans. It was at the end of this period that I was asked to provide some scale drawings and photos for an Arms and Armour Press book - British Armoured Cars Since 1945.

1981 December Airfix Magazine - Scorpion Strikes Again – 1:76 Scale conversion of the Airfix Scorpion to the Striker Swingfire anti-tank missile launcher.
1982 July Airfix Magazine - Israeli M32 ARV – 1:76 Scale conversion using the Airfix Sherman and Matchbox M40 kits.
1983 February Airfix Magazine - Israeli Upgraded Centurion – 1:76 Scale conversion of the Airfix Centurion.
1983 September Military Modelling - 1 Tonne Land Rover – Variants described with 1:76 scale drawings.
1983 November Military Modelling - Tim Neate Visits The Royal Armoured Corps Open Day.
1984 January Military Modelling - 0.75 Tonne Land Rover – Variants described with 1:76 scale drawings.
1984 February Military Modelling - 0.5 Tonne Land Rover – Variants described with 1:76 scale drawings.
1984 April Military Modelling - Chieftain AVLB – Conversion of the Airfix Chieftain with 1:76 scale drawings.
1984 May Military Modelling - Build Challenger –  A scratch build using some Airfix Chieftain parts with 1:76 scale drawings.
1984 November Military Modelling - Artillery Day – Report from the Royal School of Artillery Larkhill.
1985 October Military Modelling - Samson ARV –  A scratch build using some Airfix Scorpion parts with 1:76 scale drawings.
1985 December Military Modelling - Counter Insurgency Vehicles – Special purpose vehicles adopted from the former Rhodesian Army with 1:76 scale drawings.
1989 May Military Modelling - Ferret Fever – Conversions using Cromwell Models’ Ferret Mk1/1 and Mk2 with 1:76 scale drawings.
1989 Arms and Armour Press - British Armoured Cars Since 1945 by S.Dunstan – Scale drawings Ferret Mk 1/1, Mk1/2 and Mk2/3, plus some photos.
1990 March Military Modelling - Chieftain AVRE –  Conversion using Cromwell Models’ Chieftain MBT kit with 1:76 scale drawings.
1990 Arms and Armour Press - NATO Support Vehicles by S.Dunstan – Scale drawings 1 Tonne Land Rover signals van and Scammell Commander tank transporter.

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