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@tappie Tappie Scholtz

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Been building models as long as I can remember. will built anything if the subject matter peaks my interest. I love detailing models and scratch building when no suitable parts can be found.

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Belgium 1944 – Diorama in 1/35 scale.

After working on it on and off I am finally happy with the result. Hope it meets some approval from you guys. Enjoy.

Reloading – 1/35 scale Tiger – AFV Club Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf, E

Somewhere in Germany shortly before the end a panzer crew is replenishing ammunition next to an impromptu hospital where an angel of mercy tends to a wounded infantry man. 99% complete. I just have to finish the base and matt it all down, then [...]

Work in progress: Belgian diorama – evacuating the wounded…

Happy New Year to everybody. I have not posted anything in a long time and this morning my good friend, Marc Barris called me and told me to get out of my modeling closet. So thinking about what he told me I decided to post one of my current pro[...]

“Chason d’ Automne” Normandy 1944.

"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 used to[...]

Porky’s last ride – 1/35 scale diorama

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 and bread menu. The motorcycles [...]

Trumpeter 1/24 scale Mitshibusi A6M2 mod 21 Zero

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 added seat belts from lead foil[...]

Italeri 1/35 Elco PT boat.

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 is so different from what I am us[...]

Airfix Hawker Fury 1/48 SAAF East Africa

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 a nice kit even[...]

SAAF Sabre – Bush war 1/48 Academy

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 admit I need to take better ph[...]

Falchirmjäger Battalion 500 – Dragon 1/16

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[...]
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