Toadman's Tank Picture CDs
M5 Stuart
Walkaround CD

Review by Terry Ashley

Chris “Toadman” Hughes's web site ( with some excellent walk around photo series on various vehicles which is well worth a look for anyone wanted detailed vehicle photos and he has also released some photo CDs which contain additional images from those on the site of which we will look at here.

This CD on the M5 Stuart will also be included with the soon to be released Tiger Model Designs Stuart update sets but is also available separately for anyone wanting the details.

The CD contains 191 large format .jpg images (1500 x 1000 pixels) of an M5 Stuart from the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation(MVTF), Portola Valley, California and covers virtually every aspect of the vehicle with excellent close up shots of the exterior of the hull, suspension and turret with additional interior images of the hull and turret for a comprehensive coverage.

The photos are broken down into various categories on the CD menus for easier viewing and should be a rear bonus not only for building the TMD Updates but also other plastic or resin kits available.

Also included on the CD is a brief history of the vehicile and a listing of additional printed reference books for added reference.

The sample images here are reduced in size considerably from those on the CD to give and indication of the details included in the images.


Technical Stuff:
The CDs have an auto run feature when used on a Windows based PC but MAC users will need to manually run the Title.htm file to get things going and the images are presented on a web based interface in your browser so the feel is just like looking at a regular web page with menus to navigate through the pages and images, all quite easy really. You can also use any other image thumbnail program to view the images if this is preferable and of course they can be printed for easier reference as desired.

Excellent photo collection of the featured vehicle with large clear images to show the details well with an easy interface to browse the images and will be very useful reference sources.

Highly recommended

See Toadman’s web page for details of additional Photo CDs available as well as the on site walkarounds.
Thanks to Chris “Toadman” Hughes for the review CD.

Page created 17 April 2005

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