Monday 28 January 2019
Misc: celebrating 50 followers with 50 Ferdinand/Elefant pics
I just spotted that, having reached 49 followers quite some time ago, and having stayed on that number for what feels like ages, I am now up to 50. So, whoever that was, thank you! It's gratifying to feel that ones work on a blog is found sufficiently helpful or interesting for someone to choose to 'follow'. In celebration, I'm posting 50 images - one of which is in fact a video - of the Sd. Kfz. 184 Ferdinand, or Elefant, a magnificent mammoth of a vehicle, and my current favourite tank.
David Willey's superb Elefant 'tank chat'. Fascinating!
Whilst building the Zvezda Sd. Kfz. 184 I remembered that Bovington Tank Museum had a Tiger show recently. I thought, with mounting panic and horror, that I'd missed it. But a quick check online reveals it's been extended to Autumn 2019. However... the Elefant, on loan from the US, is due to return Stateside at the end of this January. I don't know if I can get it together at such short notice. But I feel a strong desire to make a pilgrimage down to Dorset tomorrow, and see it in the flesh, while I still can.
In the meantime, here are a whole load of fab pics (the source of which is included as a link in my previous post) of this amazing beast.