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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.

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 Germa[...]

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 deck &[...]

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 kit. One coil[...]

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 with kit[...]

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 main [...]

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 they were[...]

Thunderbirds are go

These are my recently completed (with the exception of TB1 - still needs decals) of my TB-1 to TB-5 collection. These are IMAI kits. Still to get is the pink Rolls Royce as used by Parker and Lady Penelope. Paints used are a mixture of Vallejo M[...]

ZVEZDA 1/72 Medieval boat

This model kit is titled 'Medieval Life Boat' by ZVEZDA. On reading up about it I found it was the type of boat used to transport men and stores to and from the ships used by the Crusaders. If required it could also be used as a ships lifeboat. [...]

1/48 Rhodesian Air Force aircraft

This is my collection of 1/48 aircraft as used by the Southern Rhodesian Air Force and the Rhodesian Air Force. I cannot remember which kit is what make. All decals were home made. There are mods done to the Riems Cessna 337, the 2 x Alouette II[...]

1/48 Eduard Spitfire IXc & Airfix Spitfire F.22

The IXc has been done as one of the aircraft flown by Jack Malloch when he was with 237 (Rhodesia) Sqn in Italy in 1945 and the F.22 has been done as the one he refurbished in Rhodesia in the late 1970's and eventually died in it, when it crashe[...]