TOADMAN'S TANK PICTURES
ABOUT ME(updated 27MAR16)
I'm Chris "toadman" Hughes. I've been building models off and on for the past 30 years or so. I've also been taking pictures of military vehicles periodically for about the past 20 years.
I spent 8 years in the US Army Reserve as a UH-1H helicopter mechanic and as single channel radio operator(RATT section). I'm married with two children and currently work as a residential real estate appraiser. I'm also a volunteer tour guide and offsite events coordinator at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.
My photos have appeared in the following books and magazines:
M4 Sherman At War by Michael Green & James D. Brown
Armor PhotoGallery #16, M4A2 Sherman Part 2 by Wojciech J. Gawrych
Armor PhotoGallery #20, British Cruiser Tank A34 by Dick Taylor and Chris Hughes
Lioness & Lion of the Line Vol.1 by Dr. Robert Manasherob
Lioness & Lion of the Line Vol.6 by Dr. Robert Manasherob
Magach Tanks of the IDF: Magach 1 & 2, Vol. 1 by Dr. Robert Manasherob
Panther: Germany's Quest for Combat Dominance by Michael and Gladys Green
The Patton Tank Cold War Warrior by Michael Green
Son of Sherman Vol.1: The Sherman, Design, and Development by Pat Stansell and Kurt Laughlin
Squadron Walk Around #5706 M26 Pershing by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #5714 M24 Chaffee by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #5716 M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #5717 M7 Priest by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #5720 M3A1 Scout Car by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #27023 FT-17/M1917 WW I Tanks by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #27024 M41 Walker Bulldog by Chris "toadman" Hughes
Squadron Walk Around #27025 M26 Dragon Wagon by David Doyle
Squadron Walk Around #27026 M551 Sheridan by Chris Hughes
Squadron Walk Around #27031 Diamond T 4-ton Truck by David Doyle
M103 Heavy Tank by David Doyle
M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74 by Kenneth Estes
Tankograd Technical Manual Series #6007, U.S. WW II 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriages M7 & M7B1 Priest, edited by Michael Franz
Tankograd Technical Manual Series #6016, U.S. WW II 105mm Howitzers M2A1 & M3, edited by Michael Franz
Allied-Axis #23, "SPA/Fiat TM40 Prime Mover" by David Doyle
Allied-Axis #25, "Panther Ausf. A" by Chris Hughes
AFV Modeller #21, "Xtreme Detail: The Israeli M50 Sherman"
AFV Modeller #31, "Xtreme Detail: A34 Comet"
AFV Modeller #49, "Xtreme Detail: SdKfz 222"
Various photo essays in Military Modelcraft International and the MVPA's "Supply Line" magazine
My favorite modeling subjects are Shermans, especially post-World War II foreign aid exports along with US armor used by foreign nations after WW II. I'm also currently building quite a bit of 1/48 armor kits.
The majority of my early digital pictures were taken with a Sony Mavica. The vast majority of my pictures have been shot with a 6.1 megapixel Nikon D70 digital SLR. I am currently using a 12.3 megapixel Nikon D90 DSLR for my photos.