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@tappie Tappie Scholtz

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Been building models as long as I can remember. will built anything if the subject matter peaks my interest. I love detailing models and scratch building when no suitable parts can be found.

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SAAF Sabre – Bush war 1/48 Academy

The South African Airforce operated the Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 from 1956 to 1980. The first Sabre's flown by SAAF Pilots were during the Korean War. This is my rendition of the last Sabre to fly in the SAAF. I admit I need to take better ph[...]

Falchirmjäger Battalion 500 – Dragon 1/16

Adolf Hitler supposedly got the idea in September 1943, after Operation Eiche ("Oak"). Operation Eiche was launched on 12 September and included an airborne raid on Gran Sasso. The operation was planned by Kurt Student. During this raid, a group[...]

SAAF Spitfire Mk VIII – Academy 1/48

This kit depicts a Spitfire Mk VIII of 2 Sqd Desert Airforce. Deployed as fighter/ground attack during the Battle of El Alamein. Kit was a MkIX and was converted into a Mk VIII by modifying the rudder and changing the Vokes filter.

SAAF Kittyhawk – Academy 1/48 scale

This model depicts a 5 Sqd SAAF aircraft in the Western Desert. They were used mainly in a ground attack role and were quite successful in disrupting the Axis supply lines in the Battle of El Alamein. This was an easy build of 3 days in total. [...]

HMCS Snowberry – Revell 1/72 Scale

HMCS SNOWBERRY was commissioned at Quebec City on November 26, 1940. HMCS SNOWBERRY arrived at Halifax on December 13 for further work and sailed February 9, 1941, with convoy HX.108 for the U.K. There she completed fitting out at Greenock, co[...]

North Africa Collection

Hi guys, here goes my first contribution. Just a couple of photo's of a part of my Eight Army builds. I will take some better photographs soon. Comments are welcome. All models are 1/35 scale, airbrushed and weathered with oils and pigments.
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