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John "Spud" Murphy introduces a
new magazine from ADH Publishing. More information will be available in the
coming weeks on the Model Military
International magazine website:
A new magazine for Military Modellers is born!
all new magazine Model Military International will be launched on April 6th
2006, and I am delighted to announce that I will be at its helm! In case you do
not know me, hereís a brief history.
My name is John Murphy, but only mum calls me John - to everyone else Iím Spud!
I was born in Plymouth, Devon in south west England in 1967. I dabbled in
modelling in my early years as many young lads do, then stopped modelling in my
teens to follow other interestsÖ It wasnít until 1993 that I returned to the
hobby as a way of relaxing from my main hobby and passion - Motocross racing.
On leaving school I started work with the local city council as a draughtsman.
After about eighteen months I decided on a career change, and, somewhat swayed
by my love of off road motorcycling, I took an appointment in the workshop and
stores of my local motorcycle dealership where I stayed until 1988, and then I
made career change number three.
When I joined the Royal Air Force as an engineer, I spent time on bomb disposal
duties as well as tours on the Tornado F3, Puma Helicopter and my favourite
aircraft, the C130 Hercules. I spent a total of eight years in the RAF including
detachments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Falkland Islands and Afghanistan,
to name but a few.
During my time in the RAF I became a keen 1/35 scale armour modeller, where upon
I started to enter competitions and attend model shows. If you have ever talked
to me at any of the shows I have attended you will know I am only too willing to
answer any questions, but then you usually canít shut me up!
It was during a chat with Marcus Nicholls and Alan Harman, owner of ADH
Publishing in the latter part of 2005 that the seeds for a new military
modelling magazine were sown, and an unexpected Christmas present was to be
offered the Editorship of this new venture!
I am very excited by the challenges ahead, and I hope you will wish me luck in
making Model Military International Magazine a success!
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