My addiction to aviation started in November 1966: I was just 3 months old, when my Dad - then an Officer at Hellenic Air Force - and my Mom decided to put me in a C-47 for one of the marvelous short flights offered free to the public during the annual celebration of the Hellenic Air Force.
Since then I’ve been addicted to anything that flies, with a preference to military airplanes (my still active - but soon finishing - career as Colonel Aeronautical Engineer in Hellenic Air Force and a flight offered to me with a Mirage 2000 - a test flight with "clean" aircraft, reaching Mach 1.6 and 53,000 ft - only boosted this addiction).
I started modeling at about the age of 9, when my Dad brought me an 1/72 F-5, sealed in a plastic bag, molded in black styrene, its twin exhausts immediately catching my eye: it was a love affair ever since. Had two long breaks from my beloved hobby, being active – hopefully for good - since 2018.
I have two very young wonderful boys who consume most of my "free" time; still I try to find a couple of hours every day or so, to sink in my modeling paradise. I mostly build out of the box with the occasional scratch building and just have fun building my models! I am generally no contest minded, but I love group builds!
In love with motorbikes, passionate with Pink Floyd and rock music, in love and passionate with life in general. I love seeing people smiling and do whatever I can to achieve this.
Addicted to reading from modeling sites (especially the wonderful Modelingmadness) and feeling grateful to be a member of iModeler! This is such a fantastic site, with all these amazing guys and their beautiful work I admire – a constant temptation for me!
The An-12 Soviet military transport aircraft (or 'Cub' according to NATO classification) was produced at the end of the1950s under the guidance of O.K. Antonov. From the very beginning of its long service the intended principal mission of [...]
This is my Academy 1/48 F-16C Falcon, finished as an early 90s HAF bird, wearing the beautiful Aegean Ghost scheme!
The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter, originally developed by General [...]
Hauptman Steinhoorn was a true envisionist (some called him mad): upon seeing the first Ju 290s developed from the civil Ju 90 versions, he put pressure on everybody to adopt Junkers concept of joining two 290s with a common central wing, [...]
It might have been another very cold January 1945 night, but for Hauptman Ziegel and his crew, the situation could not have been hotter: there they were, flying at 30,000ft with their Amerikabomber fully loaded. Took off from Bordeaux at [...]
This my Mini Hobby Models 1/48 Su-27M, finished as s/n 703 during its early days!
The Su-27M was designed by the Soviet Union as a multi-role successor to the strict air defense Su-27. The first prototype made its maiden [...]
This is my KP 1/72 Aero L-29 Delphin, finished as an Uganda Air Force bird!
The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer developed and manufactured by Czechoslovakian aviation manufacturer Aero Vodochody. It was the [...]
This is my Heller 1/48 Alouette II, finished as an "Armée de Terre" bird.
The Alouette II is a French light helicopter, originally manufactured by Sud Aviation and later Aérospatiale. Performing its maiden flight [...]
This is my Hasegawa 1/32 F-104C Starfighter, #60886 "Fannie", as she (more or less...) stood in Vietnam, 1965.The story of the Starfighter is well known: created as a day fighter by Lockheed as one of the Century [...]
This is my Roden 1/48 OV-1A Mohawk, finished as the "Phantom Hawks” 60-3736 JOV-1A, flown by Capt. Mike Langer, as it stood in Vietnam in December 1964.
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This is my Revell 1/72 Arado E.555 "Amerikabomber".
In response to the RLM's Amerikabomber project, Arado’s E.555 proposal included a series of long range jet bomber designs of various sizes, powerplants, crew and [...]