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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.

1/35 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[...]

Tamiya 1/35 SAS Jeep

My Tamiya SAS Jeep. This has been brush painted using various Vallejo Model Color paints. The rack round the fuel cans in the rear was made using thin plastic strips and the straps on the kit hanging on the sides was done using Tamiya tape. The [...]

Airfix 1/48 Hawk

My Airfix 1/48 Bae Hawk T.Mk1 done as the Bae Hawk T.Mk. 60/60As which was exported to Zimbabwe in the early 1980's. Paints used are Dark Earth 29 (Humbrol spray can), Vallejo 70.893 U.S. Dark Green (brush painted) & Vallejo 70.989 Sky grey [...]

Airfix 1/48 Bae Hawk 100

I did my 1/48 Bae Hawk 100 as the Bae Hawk 108 version as used by the Malaysian AF. Decals were an aftermarket set. Paint used is Vallejo 70870 medium sea grey (air brushed).

1/35 Italeri Staghound

My Italeri 1/35 Staghound done as when used by the Southern Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment (SRACR) during the Rhodesia & Nyasaland Federation days. It is based on the one on display at the Zimbabwe Military museum, Gweru. Paints used were [...]

1/35 Revell 1917 Model T Ambulance

I completed this model in Feb 2020. It is an OOB kit and the only mod is the canvas cover over the spare wheel which has been moved to the roof. Paints used were air brushed and paint brushed Vallejo Model Color.