Modeling by Tappie Scholtz


“Chason d’ Automne” Normandy 1944.

by Tappie Scholtz on March 26, 2016 in Diorama -- 26 Comments

“Chanson d’automne” (“Autumn Song”) is a poem by Paul Verlaine, one of the best known in the French language. It is included in Verlaine’s first collection, Poèmes saturniens, published in 1866. In World War II lines from the poem were […]


Porky’s last ride – 1/35 scale diorama

by Tappie Scholtz on November 1, 2015 in Diorama -- 10 Comments

I just wanted to share this diorama with everyone. It is set “somewhere” in France in 1944. A local cafe was komandeerd as a field HQ. Running out of army rations Private Hans kidnapped Porky to add to the potato […]


Trumpeter 1/24 scale Mitshibusi A6M2 mod 21 Zero

by Tappie Scholtz on October 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This kit have been standing on the shelf for quite awhile. This weekend I decided to have a quick and easy build. The kit went together very nicely with very few fit problems. The cockpit is well detailed. I only […]


Italeri 1/35 Elco PT boat.

by Tappie Scholtz on October 17, 2015 in Ships -- 12 Comments

This model was a commission build for a very good friend of mine. It took me two weeks from start to finish and it was an absolute pleasure to build. The kit fitted together without any hassle. The plastic used […]


Airfix Hawker Fury 1/48 SAAF East Africa

by Tappie Scholtz on October 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Been a while since I shared. I recently built the 1/48 scale hawker Fury representing a 1 Sqd SAAF aircraft operating in the Abyssian campaign during WWII. Built OOB I only added the stays and aerial with stretched sprue. Quite […]

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SAAF Sabre – Bush war 1/48 Academy

by Tappie Scholtz on May 28, 2015 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

The South African Airforce operated the Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 from 1956 to 1980. The first Sabre’s flown by SAAF Pilots were during the Korean War. This is my rendition of the last Sabre to fly in the SAAF. I […]


Falchirmjäger Battalion 500 – Dragon 1/16

by Tappie Scholtz on May 28, 2015 in Figures -- 6 Comments

Adolf Hitler supposedly got the idea in September 1943, after Operation Eiche (“Oak”). Operation Eiche was launched on 12 September and included an airborne raid on Gran Sasso. The operation was planned by Kurt Student. During this raid, a group […]


SAAF Spitfire Mk VIII – Academy 1/48

by Tappie Scholtz on May 23, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

This kit depicts a Spitfire Mk VIII of 2 Sqd Desert Airforce. Deployed as fighter/ground attack during the Battle of El Alamein. Kit was a MkIX and was converted into a Mk VIII by modifying the rudder and changing the […]


SAAF Kittyhawk – Academy 1/48 scale

by Tappie Scholtz on May 23, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

This model depicts a 5 Sqd SAAF aircraft in the Western Desert. They were used mainly in a ground attack role and were quite successful in disrupting the Axis supply lines in the Battle of El Alamein. This was an […]


HMCS Snowberry – Revell 1/72 Scale

by Tappie Scholtz on May 23, 2015 in Ships -- 20 Comments

HMCS SNOWBERRY was commissioned at Quebec City on November 26, 1940. HMCS SNOWBERRY arrived at Halifax on December 13 for further work and sailed February 9, 1941, with convoy HX.108 for the U.K. There she completed fitting out at Greenock, […]