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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 Hobbyboss Olifant tank

WIP: The Olifant tank which is labelled as a Mk1B by Hobbyboss but is actually a Mk2. I have used AFV Club Centurion individual link tracks as I found the the ones supplied with the kit did not go together easily. Also included are photos of the[...]

1/35 Tamiya ‘Pink Panther’ Land Rover

My 1/35 Tamiya 'Pink Panther' Land Rover, completed in January 2020. Still to be installed are the front mounted 7.62 MAG and some extra paraphernalia such as canvas rolls, water bottles, back pack, etc. Also need to add some desert dust over th[...]

Heller 1/48 FIAT G91

Completed in June 2019 - Heller 1:48 FIAT G91 R1/R3 'Gina'. I have done it as one of the aircraft used by the US Army on trials. It is the R3 version with 4 x .5 Brownings. Paints used are Vallejo Model color Light Grey (Air Brushed on), Vallej[...]

1/48 Italeri Harvard

My recently completed Italeri 1/48 Harvard Mk.II done as one used by the FAP Museum in Portugal and painted in the scheme used for the 50th Anniversary of the Portuguese Air Force. Decals are aftermarket supplied by Caracal decals and the dark [...]

1/35 ESCI Angolan T55A

Completed in 2018 is my 1/35 ESCI T55A done as used in Angola. Tracks used were from a Tamiya T55 tank as the ESCI ones are solid pieces. Dirt and dust was done using ground up artists chalk sticks, brushed on and then covered with a matt clear coat.

Revell 1/35 Series III LandRover

My conversion of a 1/35 Revell Series III Land Rover to the type used in Rhodesia with the mine protection installed. The roll bars are made from thin brazing rod, the mine protection in front of the cab and in front of the rear wheels was done[...]

1/35 Italeri M32B1 TRV

My completed Italeri 1/35 M32B1 TRV. I was going to do it as the one survivor in South Africa, but got no info on that one as to its rear deck layout or what equipment in carries at present so it became an OOB build. I have busied up the inter[...]

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[...]