War broke out in Korea on 25 June 1950 and on 4 August 1950 the South African government announced its intention to place an all volunteer squadron at the disposal of the UN. On 25 September 1950, 2 Squadron “Flying […]
Modeling by Morne Meyer
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My name is Morne Meyer. I am a History teacher. 44 years old. Avid modeler since age 10. Very interested in aviation from WW II , Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam war to present. Mainly building US Navy and USAF aircraft in 1/48 scale. Favourite aircraft: P 38, P 47, P 51, P 61, Century Series, SAC bombers and ALL US Navy jets! GO NAVY!!! Member of IPMS South Africa.
The SAAF deployed number 2 Squadron “Flying Cheetahs” to Korea consisting of an all volunteer group of pilots that had served during WW II. In the course of that conflict over 800 personnel were deployed to Korea. Some had seen […]
The SAAF desperately needed a fighter with which to tackle the Mig 23 threat in the skies over Angola during the Angolan Bush War. It was only superior SAAF pilot training that allowed the Mirage III, Mirage F 1 CZ […]
Included in this selection of photos are the G-6 Self-propelled Howitzer (Takom is releasing this in 1/35 scale), G-5 Howitzer, Badger Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Elephant MBT, Rooikat (Lynx), Ratel ZT3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle with Anti Tank Missiles, Battaleur self propelled […]
These are just a small sample of photos that I have on South African military hardware. Hopefully it would be of help to those modellers wishing to build SAAF aircraft. Since 1994 the SAAF has undergone a transformation during which […]
A friend asked me to transform his 1/18 scale VW 1950 model Beetle into a Afrika Korps vehicle from 1942. The model is not the type of VW Beetle used in 1942 since it’s a civilian 1950 type. The diecast […]
I am posting this 1/48 scale Turbo Mentor on behalf of a fellow club member of mine, Dean Winfield. (I am not sure if I am allowed to upload on behalf of someone, so if I am breaking any iModeler […]
Some more photos to augment those posted by Marc.
My contribution for the group build will be Academy’s F 4B dressed up in Vagabond decals for VF 84’s SEA 1965 cruise. Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Aires cockpit set to add some spice to an excellent kit.
This is Monogram’s classic Super Sabre in 1/48 scale. It is typical 70’s and 80’s Monogram with raised panel detail and good detail ie. open gun bay ammo chute, open speed brake and raised cockpit details. This model represents an […]