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@phillipe50 PHILLIP EVANS

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I am 59 and presently reside in England.
I have built aircraft in 1/72 & 1/48 scale as well as 1/35 scale vehicles.
I am concentrating on the aircraft and vehicles used by the Rhodesian Security Forces and the South African Defence Force as I lived in both countries.

PANDA 1/35 Husky Mk III (VMMD)

My recently completed PANDA 1/35 Husky Mk III kit. This vehicle was developed in South Africa in the 1970's and was called the 'Meerkat' or 'Chubby'. Now it is use by the US Forces, Canadian army, Australian army, Kenyan army and the SANDF. The [...]

1/48 Eduard Spitfire LF.IXe (SAAF)

This is my Eduard 1/48 Spitfire LF. IXe completed in April 2018. I have done this as one of the aircraft used by the No1 Squadron, South African Air Force at the Stamford Hill airfield, 1945. Time spent on build was approx 1 week. Paints used we[...]

Takom 1/35 G6 Rhino

I will be starting my next build soon. It is the Takom 1/35 G6 Rhino, the 155mm mobile cannon developed by the South African Defence Force in the 1980's. As there are a few sites that show the amount of parts for this kit, I have not photographe[...]

1/48 SAAF F86 Sabres in Korea

Here are my two models of the F86 Sabres as used ny No2 'Flying Cheetahs' Sqn, SAAF in Korea. 1/48 ESCI kit - done as aircraft No 611 'Danny Boy' with slatted wings and 1/48 Academy kit - done as aircraft No 622 'Lady of Lorette' with wing fence[...]

Takom 1/35 AML-90

WIP: I am busy at present converting the 1/35 Takom AML-90 kit into the South African Eland - 90 Mk5 which was based on the AML-90. Photos show some of the required mods including one of the actual vehicle as used in Rhodesia in the 1970's. One [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F51D Mustang

My SAAF No2 Sqn 'Flying Cheetahs' from when they flew in the Korean war. The kit used was a 1/48 Tamiya F-51D Mustang (Korean war version). It is a replica of 'Clink Clinks'. The yellow underwing tanks are the napalm tanks used along with the un[...]

1/32 Airfix Ford Escort

My attempt at the Airfix 1/32 Ford Escort - 1968 to 1974 model. Scratch built wipers, headlights (white glue gone clearish when dry), wing mirrors, interior rear view mirror, interior door and rear panels. Also exhaust modified to go into the ri[...]

1/35 AFV Club Centurion 5/1

I completed this in April 2015. It was my second ever armour build. The kit is the 1/35 AFV Club Centurion 5/1 and is completed to represent one used by the RAAC in Vietnam. Paints used were a Vallejo dark green mixed to the approx correct colou[...]

1/35 Rhodesian Rhino MPV

For this model I used an Italeri 1/35 Land Rover Series III chassis (as used by the full size vehicle) and then scratch built the mine protection capsule, interior and roll bars. This was the first vehicle type designed by the Rhodesians to comb[...]

Revell 1/48 Ventura Mk II

I have recently completed this 1/48 Revell Ventura Mk II. The kit went together fairly well and the only problem areas I found were the weak rear wheel strut (reinforced mine), the very minute contact areas for the bomb bay doors if open (closed[...]