Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

900 Military Scale Models on Display in Anaheim March 7+8

My friend Mark Deliduka will be celebrating completion of his 900th or so scale model military vehicle by setting up his entire HUGE collection, all built by him, for display on Thursday March 7th and Friday March 8th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 11217 N Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim, California, which is the same spot where the "St. Crispin's Irregulars" wargaming club meets on a weekly basis.  The building has its own parking lot conveniently attached.

I strongly encourage anyone reading this who is relatively local to the address and interested in scale modeling and/or Armored Fighting Vehicles to stop by for a visit, enjoy checking the collection out in person, and have the chance to pick Mark's brain re: any and all things scale model making related.

I've known Mark for close to a decade-and-a-half but only once before have I seen his entire collection laid out for review.  That was a few years ago, possibly on the occasion of reaching 800 finished pieces, but I don't remember for sure if that was the case.

Anyway, the good news is I took a few pics:

Mark is a great guy who's always happy to answer questions and share modeling tips.  I will definitely be stopping by at some point myself and if I'm lucky maybe I'll get to see some folks who are reading this now there!


Here's a pic of the first of an expected 4 or 5 tables Mark will lay out.  This one holds all his German AFVs...

And a few more featuring his Russians, Americans, and Europeans: