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@michel-verschuere Michel Verschuere

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I’ve had modelling as a hobby practically continuously since I was 8 years old. My first model was an F16 I got from my father at the age of 6. After a few years, I started to build models myself, developing skills on the go. I have no particular preference for the model type, as long as there is an interesting history to it. The constant interplay between technical skills, history and satisfaction-after-the-build is what I like about this great hobby.

Berlin: Sixty Years of Division (Scratch 1:35th Scale)

Topic: This project envisaged the modeling of a BT 4x4 command tower of the East German border as they started to appear in both Berlin and the German countryside since about 1980, when the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) was near its end.[...]

The Empire of Japan: Type 97 Chi-Ha tank with diorama (Dragon 1:35)

This is my entry to the Empire of Japan Group Build hosted by my dear friend Louis Gardner . @lgardner The build extended over about 9 months, not because the kit was so hard but rather because I could not free-up sufficient time to finish the b[...]

My 2020 in review

Hi all, happy New Year! Just a quick one on what 2020 brought for me. I seriously lacked modeling time :( but did manage to finish three models this year: 1. Aco dei Fileni, Lybia (scratch) This must have been the longest build I ever endeavour[...]

BMP-1 in Iraq 1991- in 1:35 – Italeri

This is my crack at Italeri's kit #6520 of the Soviet-era Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) BMP-1. The kit lists by Italeri as from 2014 but the mold is ESCI dating back thirty years, but more on that later... I got this kit at Modellbau Paul [...]

T-72B variant in Syria 2016 – MENG + Diorama

I started this project right after the Arco dei Fileni build. The concept centers around an ongoing conflict, in Syria and involves a modern MBT, still in use today. I not normally build modern vehicles – leave Russian ones – but this one I wa[...]

Final reveal: Arco dei Fileni, Libya, 1941 on 1:35, Scratchbuild

This is the final reveal of my crack at the Arco dei Fileni, an Italian colonial monument erected in 1937 in Libya and designed by the Italian architect Florestano di Fausto (1890-1965). The original was dynamited by the later Libyan dictator M[...]

Second reveal: Arco dei Fileni, Libya, 1941 in 1:35, Scratchbuild

Most of you have been following this WIP thread under the Armor section. Unfortunately, something went wrong in the back-office of this site, so the entire build report was lost. This is an attempt to give a short recap of how this work came a[...]

First reveal: Arco dei Fileni, Libya, 1941 in 1:35, Scratchbuild

Some of you may have dropped by this WIP on the Arco dei Fileni (Arch of the Philaeni) entry in the diorama and armor section: Since the main construction phase is now finished, I wanted to bring a first reveal to you. Today, I had a long san[...]

Early Panzers in Poland 1939 – MiniArt Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. D + Diorama

I started off with this project in July of last year while in Vienna. It involves MiniArt's #35169 model of the early Panzer III, the D-model. Figures are kit #35191 from the same manufacturer. The chassis of the tank was finished by August 2[...]

In Progress: A very early Panzer III

Here is a progress report of my crack on MiniArt's kit #35169 of the Panzer III Ausf. D (Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf. D, Sd. Kfz. 141) Some history: The Panzer III was the first real Main Battle Tank of the German Army and an industrial answer to Genera[...]