Sera's Tank Blog 2018

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Sera Staples. sculptor.

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February 23rd 2018

I am sure many of you are asking questions regarding my last post. Sadly my husband and partner, Tim Staples, passed away on the 12th of February after a long battle with prostate cancer. We started Diverse Images together more than 20 years ago and have come a long way together. I have been overwhelmed with the cards, thoughts, help, and best wishes from everyone. I knew our customers were great people, but I just wanted to say thank you all so much, your support has been touching.
I am now clearing and packing, to get ready for the big move, and should be here until the end of March. After March 31st the best way of contacting me is by email at Please keep checking in on the blog as I will be posting news about projects I am working on behind the hangar doors.
Thank you all. Sera

February 14th 2018


Due to a change in personal circumstances I will no longer be able to produce new orders for merchandise, aircraft or tank models with immediate effect. This is only a temporary situation and I fully intend to resume production later this year. In the meantime I shall be relocating to new premises and working on developing new projects. I will keep you all updated with regular blog and social media posts so please keep checking in to find out what I am up to. You are welcome to contact me by phone or email at The hanger doors may have closed but plenty is going on inside and they shall open again.

January 1st 2017

Happy New Year everyone. This year we plan to build on the tremendous success of our Tiger I and not only follow up with the M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo but release at least one more tank as we want to build the range as quickly as possible. The tank following the Sherman has already been modelled on my PC and just needs breaking down to its component parts for 3D printing. Here is a teaser image for you to try and identify what tank it is.


I have been beavering away hard over the Christmas break and you can see the fruits of my labours on the
aircraft blog. We are trying to launch complimentary aircraft to the tanks which will be in the same scale theatre and period to accompany the tank models but this will only come in time. We also have planned a major new project this year for which I may need a little help but more on that later.