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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

F-84G Thunderjet; Imperial Iranian Air Force

Conceived as a day fighter with first flight happening in 1946, F-84’s early career was plagued with a bunch of problems typical of early jets like underpowered engines and construction problems. Only the definitive F-84G version solved [...]

A tale of two Tomcats

Those of you, that are following my work probably know, that F-14 is one of my favourite aircraft. Getting my hands on the GWH’s new kit a few years ago, I just had to build it, though my followers on Facebook and Instagram poll chose [...]

MiG-23MLA 'Flogger-G' (Clearprop 1:72)

MiG-23 is a Soviet third generation jet fighter. It was one of the first Soviet fighters equipped with ‘beyond visual range’ missiles (R-23 and R-24) and its RP-23 radar was capable of ‘look down-shoot down’ mode. Production [...]

Sputnik 1

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was launched to Earth’s elliptical low orbit by Soviet Union on 4 October 1957. This significant event marks the beginning of the space race between Soviet Union and USA, which [...]

BMPT Terminator

BMPT or Tank Support Fighting Vehicle is a type of heavily armored tracked vehicle intended to support tanks and other armor vehicles in either urban or mountainous terrain. Due to the limitations in barrel travel of main battle tanks, [...]

27th Slovenian Nationals – Other categories

27th Slovenian NationalsAircraft categories

After a 2-year hiatus, the show returned this year to Ljubljana, Slovenia with standard participation of modellers from Slovenia as well as those of nearby countries like Croatia, Italy, Austria, Serbia,... This will be a 2-part article [...]

Ilyushin Il-2M3 Shturmovik (Tamiya 1:72)

A few months ago @johnb John and @fiveten Spiros came up with a mini group build, building Il-2 Shturmoviks. What started as a duo build, soon evolved into several modellers building theirs and I was lucky enough to participate in this [...]

SBD-3 Dauntless (Flyhawk 1:72)

SBD was a scout and dive bomber aircraft produced by Douglas from mid-1940 to mid-1944. Scout Bomber Douglas was also known by the nickname Slow But Deadly and is famous by its actions against Japanese fleet at the Battle of Midway. The [...]

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Grumman’s Wildcat was the first of the Grumman cats (Wildcat, Hellcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, Tomcat) to enter service with the US Navy back in 1940. It was the backbone of the USN fighter fleet during the early years of World War 2 and [...]