avid modeller with around 30 years of modelling experience.
I run VVS Modelling weblog and Facebook page and Soviet / Russian Scale Modelling Facebook group.
I mostly build in 1:72 and 1:144.
Main interests are post war soviet/russian aviation, naval aviation, IRIAF, weird looking aircraft, modern naval forces…
Other hobbies include photography, traveling, mountain biking, music journalism (rockline.si) and a bunch of other stuff
Mirage 4000 first flew in March 1979, just a year after it’s smaller brother Mirage 2000. And while the latter became a backbone of French Air Force fighter force and a highly successful export product, the 4000 failed to reach any sales – in Fr[...]
Last weekend I’ve visited the first edition of “Alfons Veljačić Cup”. The exhibition and competition was happening in the City museum of Crikvenica – a small coastal town on Croatian Adriatic shore.
Alfons Veljačić was born in Crikvenica in 188[...]
The iconic MiG-21 ‘Fishbed’ doesn’t need special introduction. This supersonic jet fighter/interceptor first flew more than 60 years ago, has served in over 60 countries all over the globe and during its career became such a synonym for a Soviet[...]
Hello fellow iModelers!
Looking at David's masterpiece model of a CV-6 Enterprise, and since there's not much ship models posted, I've decided to showcase my only (apart from several submarines) ship model so far.
Arleigh Burke class guided mi[...]
Yak-130 is an advanced subsonic jet trainer, built in Russia to replace the outdated Czech built L-39 Albatroses. The airframe enables the student pilots easy transition to 4+, 4++ and 5th generation fighters.
The development began in 1990 but [...]
As I build mostly in 1:72 and sometimes OOB, I've had quite a good output in the previous years, not falling below 1 model per month. Well, 2017 proved to be slightly different.
I've started my approach procedural air traffic contr[...]
Hi everyone! Here's my latest finished project, the Modelsvit 1:72 Su-17M3 built in the interesting splinter camo of Azerbaijani Air Force.
ukhoi Su-17 series developed from the fixed wing Su-7 – the latter having poor low speed handling and t[...]
I don’t do a lot of commission builds so this is more of an exception. A flight-simming friend did me a lot of favors in the last few months for which I am very grateful. And he’s a big MiG-21 fan so one thing led to another and I present you a [...]
Sukhoi Design Bureau doesn’t need special introduction. Established in 1939 by Pavel Sukhoi. While the WW2 designs didn’t reach much fame, it was the jet age, that made the OKB-51 (as the Bureau was labeled) most famous. Supersonic Su-7 fighter [...]
Beriev Design Bureau was established in 1934 and is the synonym for the amphibian aircraft not only in Russia but on the world level as well. While most of the amphibians were propeller driven like WW2 era MBR-2 and Cold War Be-6 ‘Madge’ and Be-[...]