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@phillipe50 PHILLIP EVANS

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I am 60 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.

Flight of Brothers in Arms

I am busy building the following: a Revell 1/72 Hunter FGA.9 which will be done in the Royal Rhodesian Air Force scheme and markings as well as a NOVO 1/72 Javelin FAW.Mk.9. These will be displayed in side by side flight over the Kariba [...]

Airfix RAF Rescue Launch 1/72

My completed 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch. This is the first time I have made the ‘fish trap’ type of antennas as used on vessels. Need to practice more. Colours used are Vallejo Model Color Golden Yellow, Vallejo Air Black and Halfords [...]

1/48 AZ model L-13 Blanik

Another recently completed model. My Admiral 1/48 L-13 Blanik glider model. I had to make the rear thin line decals as the kit ones just broke apart. The ones on the wings are painted on. The kit wingspan is 33.5cm. I have done the scheme [...]

1/87 Revell BR01 Express Locomotive

Just completed the build of the Revell 1/87 (HO gauge) BR01 Express Steam locomotive. Paints used are Vallejo Model color Vermilllon Red, Oily Steel and Black. All brush painted. Had a choice of 4 different sets of decals for four [...]

1/72 Revell S-100 class Boat

WIP on my 1/72 Revell S-100 class boat. Paints used are Vallejo Model Color Tan Earth for the wood parts, Vallejo Model Air White Grey for the sides and superstructures, Vallejo Model Air AMT-11 Blue Grey for the decking, Vallejo Model Air [...]

1/72 Airfix RAF Rescue Launch

Now the PT boat is finished I have started to build the Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch. I will be building it as No 172 as seen at Malta and rearranging the kit supplied number 127 to 172. Looking at a B/W photo it looks to have the yellow [...]

Revell 1/72 PT boat

I have been working on this kit for the past 2 months and am now calling it completed - my 1/72 Revell PT boat. Safety rope and rope holders are added using pins, copper wire and thin rigging thread as these are not supplied in the [...]

Lindberg 1/48 F-8J Crusader

Lindberg 1/48 F-8J Crusader. I purchased this kit for £3.00 a long time back. Finally decided to make it. I had to scratch build the target designator that sits in front of the canopy. Decals used are aftermarket as the ones that came [...]

Revell 1/72 DGzRS Arkona

My Revell 1/72 DGzRS Arkona SAR vessel. I have done some minor mods as per photos of the actual vessel such as leaving the flag post off the top of the rear metal structure, moving the flag ropes as well as their attachment position on the [...]

1/35 Tamiya T-55

This is my Tamiya 1/35 T-55 done in the colours used by the Zimbabwe army. Several of these were delivered to Rhodesia by South Africa. At the time they were in Lybian camouflage as they were confiscated by the SA customs when the ship [...]