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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 am less than mediocre modeler; I just have fun building my models. I mostly build out of the box with a little scratchbuilding. 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 – an elusive goal for me!

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[...]

Italeri 1/72 RF-4E Phantom II, Hellenic Air Force

Hi everyone! This is my fast build Italeri 1/72 RF-4E that I offered as a gift to a friend of mine some days ago. You can read the full build article following the link below (at my beloved site M2), if you so wish: Thanks for watching, my g[...]

Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit

Hi everyone, Had the chance to pay a quick visit to The Hellenic Air Force Museum, located at Tatoi AFB, near Athens! I could see a lot of, and in cases rare, great Aviation stuff there, mainly regarding the Hellenic Air Force History, but do [...]

Aichi D3A1 ”Val” (艦爆), Midway Island, Hasegawa, 1/48

Hi everyone! This is my Hasegawa 1/48 Aichi D3A1 Val, built as part of The Empire of Japan 1919 - 1946 Group Build, here on iModeler. The Aichi D3A Type 99 Carrier Bomber (Allied reporting name "Val") was a World War II carrier-borne dive bomb[...]

Fonderie-Miniature 1/48 NORD 1500 “Griffon II”

Hi everyone! This is my 1/48 Griffon II, done about 15 years ago. The Nord 1500 Griffon was an experimental ramjet-powered fighter aircraft designed and built in the mid-1950s by French state-owned aircraft manufacturer Nord Aviation. It was p[...]