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
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[...]
The iconic MiG-21 ‘Fishbed’ doesn’t need special introduction. This supersonic jet fighter/interceptor first flew more than 60 years ago, has served in over 60 countries all over the globe and during its career became such a synonym for a Soviet[...]
Hello fellow iModelers!
Looking at David's masterpiece model of a CV-6 Enterprise, and since there's not much ship models posted, I've decided to showcase my only (apart from several submarines) ship model so far.
Arleigh Burke class guided mi[...]
Yak-130 is an advanced subsonic jet trainer, built in Russia to replace the outdated Czech built L-39 Albatroses. The airframe enables the student pilots easy transition to 4+, 4++ and 5th generation fighters.
The development began in 1990 but [...]
As I build mostly in 1:72 and sometimes OOB, I've had quite a good output in the previous years, not falling below 1 model per month. Well, 2017 proved to be slightly different.
I've started my approach procedural air traffic contr[...]
Hi everyone! Here's my latest finished project, the Modelsvit 1:72 Su-17M3 built in the interesting splinter camo of Azerbaijani Air Force.
ukhoi Su-17 series developed from the fixed wing Su-7 – the latter having poor low speed handling and t[...]