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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 marvellous 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 and it was a love affair ever since. Had two long breaks from my beloved hobby, being active – hopefully for good – the last three years.
I have two very young wonderful boys (2.5 and 5, as of 2020), 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 a little scratchbuilding 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 achive this.
Addicted to reading from modeling sites (especially from the wonderful Modelingmadness, but also Cybermodeler, Hyperscale, Internet Modeler….the list goes on) 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!

Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Royal Hellenic Air Force Korean Detachment (ΕΚ.Σ.Ε.), Airfix, 1/72

Hi everyone! This is my Royal Hellenic Air Force C-47, s/n 92630, named "ΑΡΗΣ"-"MARS", built through the "Korea : The Forgotten War……….." Group Build. It was at this scheme that "ΑΡΗΣ" took part in the Forgotten War with the Greek Korean Deta[...]

Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden (震電, ”Magnificent Lightning”), No. 1 Aircraft, Aug. 1945, Hasegawa, 1/48

Hi everyone! This is my Hasegawa 1/48 Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden, finished as a part of the great Empire of Japan Group Build, here in iModeler. The Kyūshū J7W Shinden (震電, "Magnificent Lightning") was a World War II Japanese propeller-driven proto[...]

Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b ”Jake” (零式水上偵察機)

Hi everyone! This is my Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b ”Jake”, built as part of the Empire of Japan GB. The Aichi E13A (Allied reporting name: “Jake”) was a long-range reconnaissance seaplane used by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) from 1941 to 19[...]

A vac beauty! Messerchmitt Me-261 ”Adolfine”, V2 Prototype (BJ+CQ), Airmodel, 1/72

Hi everyone! This is my 1/72 Airmodel Messerchmitt Me-261 ”Adolfine” vac. The Adolfine was a long-range reconnaissance aircraft designed in the late 1930s. It looked like an enlarged version of the Messerschmitt Bf 110. It was not put into pro[...]

Testors/Hawk 1/48 OV-10A ‘Bronco’

Hi everyone! This is my Testors 1/48 Bronco, finished as 27TASS C/Os plane. Built OOB, with saratchbuilt details and improvements added at many places, as the kit is quite simplistic and toy-like. If you so wish, you may read the full build revi[...]

Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit – Part4: Misc gems and a surprise!

Hi everyone! Here are some more pics of museum items under restoration you might find interesting. Among them are some shots of the recovered Stuka, a T-33 almost restored to static status in SEA camo, a Northrop BQM-74 Chukar target drone unde[...]

Hellenic Air Force Historical Planes

Hi everyone! Here are some pics of historic planes preserved in Tanagra AFB that I took this morning. Tanagra AFB is an operational Base with Mirage 2000/-5 planes. It is my beloved base that I've spent most of my (still active) career, becoming[...]

Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi (剣, ”Sabre”), Eduard, 1/48

Hi everyone! This is my Eduard 1/48 Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi suicide plane, built as part of this great "Empire of Japan" group build, hosted here, in this fantastic site! The Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi (剣, "Sabre") was a one-man kamikaze aircraf[...]

Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit – Part 3

Hi everyone! This is my last article for the HAF Museum at Tatoi AFB. This time I Visited the Museum's auxillary facility, nearby the main facility. There are some spectacular exhibits there, together with many interesting "Work in Progress" on[...]

Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit -Part 2

Hi everyone! Those are the pics from my second "quick visit" at the Hellenic Air Force Museuma at Tatoi AFB. Saw some interesting subjects there, including a Mirage F-1, a nicelly decorated anniversary RF-4, a TF-104G, another rare TF-102 in SEA[...]