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
The Tupolev Tu-134 is a narrowbody regional airliner, that was designed in the early ’60s and was in production from 1966 until 1989. Following the new design that was pioneered by French Sud-Aviation Caravelle airliner, the rear mounted [...]
Well known Eduard 1:48 kit OOB with Balkan Model decals. Commision build for an ex-21 driver and the number was his wish (101 was in fact a bis number in YuAF).
Unfortunately this is my first aircraft model this year. I only managed to [...]
Su-35S ‘Flanker-E’ is the latest and very likely last version of the formidable Flanker series. It is not to be confused with the Su-35 of the late ’80s, which was the first to be designated Su-35 (aka Su-27M and T-10M). The first [...]
There’s hardly anything more to be said about the MiG-21. And the same goes for the excellent line of Eduard kits in 1:72. So let’s talk a little bit about the Azerbaijani MiG-21s.
I have found about this, rather obscure subject, when [...]
I don't normally build ww2 era planes and even rarer you can find 1:32 subject on my desk. But having Revell release this kit about 6 months before my good friend's birthday, who is (surprise surprise) a huge Maiden fan, the ever present [...]
During the World War 2, Ilyushins flying tank design, the Il-2 “Sturmovik”, became a legend over the battlefields of Eastern Europe, similar to what the A-10 is now to the US troops on ground. Feared by Germans and cheered by Soviet [...]
SMT version of MiG-29 features many improvements over the two basic variants 9.12 and 9.13 including HOTAS, modernized cockpit, multirole weapons capability, larger range with additional fuel tank in the enlarged hump behind the cockpit [...]
First, I would like to thank all the participants to this group build, wheter you finished your builds or not. I must admit, I expected slightly larger participation but I am nevertheless proud of the resulting builds and I hope our group [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]