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1/35 Takom G6 Rhino 155mm SPH

Now completed – my 1/35 TAKOM G6 ‘Rhino’

I have done it in to overall brown used by the SA Army during the bush war and up to 1994. It is shown with its spades/feet down and up as these are working.

Paints used for main colour – Vallejo 70.921 ‘English Uniform Brown’ (air brushed),

Armoured windows done using Alclad II ALC408 ‘Armoured Glass Tint’ (air brushed 3 thin coats) and

the Air Con unit on the left rear of the turret was done using Tamiya XF-72 ‘JGSDF Brown’ (brush painted).

The antenna is made from a piece of guitar wire cut to the approx length.

Still to be done is a minor amount of weathering on the body & tyres, due to the fact that as far as I am aware they are kept in a fairly clean condition. I could stand to be corrected and any photos of it in the SADF Brown will be greatly appreciated.

I have included 2 photos showing size comparison to the Danish Leopard II MBT.

12 additional images. Click to enlarge.

4 responses to 1/35 Takom G6 Rhino 155mm SPH

  1. Outstanding work Phillip.

  2. Nicely done! A very large machine.

  3. Very nice indeed, I have seen one of these in action when I did my National Service in the SA army.

    • Marc Barris. I did my NS in Rhodesia in 1979 and then again in SA in 1988 hence the overall brown scheme.
      I saw the first Rooikat when I was at the SADF HQ in Pretoria and that was in overall brown at that time, so might do that at some time.
      Other than these SA vehicles I have been busy with the Olifant Mk2 as well as modified Rhodesian mine protected Land Rovers.

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