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@raikisan Boris Rakic

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42 years of age, 36 of which I spent glueing plastic parts together. Living near Vienna, Austria. Military history buff, mainly US since the 20th century.
Built tanks and vehicles exclusively for all but 20 years, got into planes and then ships. And sooner or later will attempt to paint figures without sucking at it. Yeah…
Have been working in advertising and web design my whole career, I recently switched from producing stuff to teaching stuff, training people in the fields of project management and teamwork.

Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET, Part 2 – The Tractor

When building such a massive kit, I usually start with some preparation. Labeling the sprue bags and sprues with large letters to make it easier to find them, and going over the instructions to identify parts and subassemblies which need filler[...]

iModeler Review – Meng 1/35 Jagdpanther Ausf. G1

After its announcement last year, Meng finally released their new Jagdpanther in 35th scale. The subject choice does not come as a huge surprise, seeing as the last new tooling of this vehicle is Dragon’s 2007 kit – and Meng has already release[...]

iModeler Review – Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET

At the end of 2017, both Meng and Hobby Boss announced upcoming releases of the same mammoth vehicle – the M911 Commercial Heavy Equipment Transporter, or C-HET. Granted, we have seen more and more of the big trucks come out lately, but this on[...]

iModeler May Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted on this site during May. It was an very good month, with 158 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting an[...]

iModeler Review- Tamiya 1/35 Wespe “Italian Front”

As they so often do, Tamiya last month released a new kit without making too much fuzz about it. I must admit I like their low-key approach to new products, without the hype, teasers and dramatic videos with which some companies like to enterta[...]

Trumpeter 1/35 BTR-70 – And Why I Cannot Take The Blame For It

The other day it dawned on me I had not posted anything finished in quite some time. This is in part because - well, life and things, in part it is because I have not really finished anything to an extent I was entirely happy with. Which is we[...]

Thunder Model Scammell Pioneer Heavy Artillery Tractor R100 – Build Review, Part 1

Following their splendid Scammell Tank Transporter (reviewed ), Thunder Model recently released two additional variants of this iconic British truck – the SV/2S recovery tractor and the R100 Heavy artillery tractor. With the upcoming release of[...]

iModeler April Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during April. It was an excellent month, with 156 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompting [...]

iModeler March Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during March. March was an excellent month, with 169 new entries adorning the headlines of iModeler during the period, prompti[...]

iModeler Review: Trumpeter 1/35 Tiger I late w/Zimmerit (09540) – Part 2

Building the kit is very straight forward – after all, the Tiger is more or less a box with some doodads attached to it. I followed the first steps of the instructions and attached the swing arms and the final drive plates. These plates will [...]