The word spread around the twentieth century wargaming fraternity like glandular fever round a university campus in freshers' week. Remainder bookshop The Works had diecast Russian tanks in 1/72nd scale for two pounds each!
It's taken me visits to three branches but I eventually I've amassed a useful collection that nearly doubles my holding of WW2 Soviet Armour.
I'm particularly pleased to have found a single SU-122 as that's exactly the number I need for the Grossdeutschland at Kursk scenarios. The three Matilda IIs might substitute for T-70s in the same volume.
I've always fancied fielding some Lend-Lease M3 Lees. I don't see myself needing more than one JS-2. Finally there's a DUKW and a lovely little BA-10 armoured car. Not bad for twenty quid!
One of the branches of The Works I visited was in Durham. We were there on a weekend family break and in the charming indoor market I came across this De Agostini StuG III.
I think it's an Ausf F though the box said it was a G. I need two Fs, again for Grossdeutschland at Kursk, but my old Airfix Ausf G will do as a substitute.