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South African Nationals 2018

This Easter weekend the South African Nationals was held in Port Elizabeth. The venue was the SAAF Museum which consists of hangers dating from WW II. Our Nationals were very well supported with over 350 entries from most of the regional clubs in SA. I have decided to post some of the most outstanding armour and military soft skin vehicles on show, from my perspective at least. The Le Torneau Landing Craft Retriever in 1/35 scale was completely scratchbuilt and won the trophy for best scratchbuilt model and best in show.

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14 responses to South African Nationals 2018

  1. Outstanding entries! That retriever scratchbuilt is a monster. I’ve never seen anything like it.

    Thanks for sharing, Morne!

  2. Some very fine looking vehicles. I had to Google that retriever. LeTourneau made some pretty bizarre equipment

  3. Great venue, great show. Thanks for a fantastic week end. It was great finally meeting up with you.

  4. Very interesting selection, Morne.

  5. Easy to see why that scratch built carrier won what it did….outstanding work.

  6. Some amazing kits on display. The Retreiver is unbelievable! WOW!

  7. Thanks for posting Morne.

  8. Great work on that retriever. I never knew it existed until I saw the first pics from the show.

  9. Truly awesome scratch build. Here is a clip of the real one found on Youtube

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