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
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 new Su-35 prot[...]
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 browsing [...]
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 "what t[...]
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 troops, it w[...]
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 and mo[...]
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 build [...]
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[...]