Gunner Seat to Paint Brush – Mick Graham’s Story

Mick Graham, Veteran of 4th Royal Tank Regiment, Turned Military Artist Brings his Paint Pallet to Steel Aces

Mick Graham, a former crew member of the 4th Royal Tank Regiment and a skilled military artist, brings his artistic talents to Steel Aces.

With a deep-rooted background in tanks and military art, Mick offers a distinctive and genuine perspective to the game’s development.

Mick’s journey began in 1979 when he joined the regiment, young and inexperienced. His service continued until 1993, during which he vividly recalls his first experiences driving a tank and pulling the trigger on his B3 gunner’s course. It’s an amusing anecdote that he had a tank license before he could even drive a car. Through his artwork, Mick aims to evoke nostalgia, rekindling memories of the distinct scents of diesel and cordite, the resonating sound of the 120mm firing, and the striking sight of rounds hitting their targets.

A self-taught artist, Mick has honed his craft over the years, employing various techniques. One of his original pieces from 1980, proudly displayed near his art desk, holds immense sentimental value and is not available for sale. Most of Mick’s original works come to life through acrylic paints.

Mick has also participated in numerous interviews discussing his experiences during the Cold War, amusing tales of using bog rolls, and childhood adventures playing on tanks, both as a kid and as an adult. You can find these interviews on a series on our YouTube channel.

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