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ColinEdm
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC
Mark Wells shares some pictures of his diorama featuring a Rooikat AFV and Olifant Mk II MBT doing some public relations duty.



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McRunty
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 310 posts
Armorama: 150 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Awesome diorama Mark!

As an expat Safa I am delighted to see more kits arriving on the scene. I have already built the Rooikat and have the G6 in the stash.

Just waiting for an Olifant MK1A to come along (Come on AFV Club!)

Also an Eland and a Buffel and a Ratel....
mwells63
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2014
KitMaker: 71 posts
Armorama: 66 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
Nice stash of SA kits. We need to fly the flag once in a while. Both were a nice break from the usual stuff I normally build, hopefully I'll start on the G6 at some point before the end of the year.
Taeuss
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Manitoba, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
Nicely done, though I would suggest a lot more dust and dirt on the armoured car's wheels and tires. These are a bit too pristine for my tastes. What they drive on they wear.
mwells63
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 06:04 PM UTC
Point taken. There are dust effects on the tyres, but unfortunately it does not reflect well due to the cameras light settings which emphasises darker tones that overwhelm the light dust effects. Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Very nicely done Mark. Hard to believe there is a Centurion hiding under all that armour on the Olifant.
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 12, 2014
KitMaker: 334 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 08:51 PM UTC
Mark,

Great diorama as always - It’s good to see South African armor builds (these two kits don’t seem to get built very often if you can judge by what’s posted online) and that‘s a nice adaptation of those Evolution figures of the girls taking pictures in the Russia/Ukraine conflict. I probably would dusted the vehicles up a bit more myself, but it is an exhibition after all, and the light weathering you‘ve done looks really good.

I built the Rooikat a year or so ago (nice kit, like you said, goes together very well) but still need to finish painting it - your work has inspired me to get it done!

Jerry