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
There's not much point discussing Eduard's 1:72 line of MiG-21s - excellent kits, decently priced and with overwhelming details. The only thing I did to improve the looks, was to sand the intake ring from the inside, which gives a much more accu[...]
F-14 Tomcat doesn’t need special introduction. Being the main star of a Top Gun movie, the aircraft was designed in late 1960’s after the failed F-111B project. Featuring twin tails, twin widely spaced engines and swing-wings, this fleet defe[...]
Festival “Svet v malem” (World in miniature), has seen its 13th edition this Saturday in the city of Kranj, Slovenia. Contest and exhibition are certainly small compared to some bigger countries, but from year to year, SVM attracts more and more[...]
This is my second ship model ever and quite some time has passed since finishing the first one. The story was such that a friend and a fellow modeller Mitja told me, I have to build this model as it is named the same as my daughter. At first I t[...]
As it was proposed and accepted a few months back, the New Year is upon us and as promised, The MiG group build is about to start.
I have set up a new thread in the Groups for it where you can find all the needed info about the[...]
Today I've visited Slovenian Nationals competition - a rather small event internationally but this year packed to the halls capacity with excellent models. Here's a selection of some aircraft models on display - I'll be adding other categories i[...]
8th of December, 2019, will mark 80th anniversary of the establishment of Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. After the WW2 designs of MiG-1 and MiG-3, with the advent of jet age, the name "MiG" has become a[...]
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[...]