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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.

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[...]

Somewhere in France, May 1940

This build took me from June this year to yesterday, when I made the finishing touches on it. It features the ICM kit #35462 of the Krupp L3H163 Radio Truck (Kfz. 72) in 1:35th scale. I dedicate this build to Bernie Hackett who left our earthl[...]

Final reveal: The German Air Ministry in 1941 in 1:35

Some of you have followed on this project, depicting buzzing activity at the German Air Ministry in 1941: This was a longer project, initiated in the beginning of this year. It involved mapping the scratch-built facade of the building (Reichs[...]

ICM Krupp L3H163 Kfz. 72 Radio Truck in 1:35 (#35462), Work in Progress

Radio communication was not new when WWII broke out but the Germans made it an integral part of their military doctrine. ICM released this marvel of a kit in 2012 so given my historical interests I decided to build it in honor of those men who [...]

From model to diorama: A day’s work at the German air ministry 1941

Some of you noticed the build report and first reveal of the German air ministry already. Because a model is a model and a diorama something different, I opted for adding vehicles and figures in order to bring the building to life. I opted [...]

First reveal: The German Air Ministry 1941 in 1:35

Some of you have been following this Work-in-Progress for a little more than one month: Since the scratch building is now finished, I decided to reveal the building. It will become the setting for a diorama and those who have followed the thr[...]

Work in Progress: The German Air Ministry 1941

Hello all, My next project took more shape today. After finishing David T's GB entry, I target my energy now on a diorama involving a particular building in Berlin: The former Air Ministry of the 3rd Reich. Some history: The building was desig[...]

M107 Final Reveal, the Bien Hoa Proud American

Hello all, I found the time to finalize this build. I reported on it before, in all this has been an on-and-off build for 18 months or so. I added extra detail like hydraulic piping, sharpened the detail based on the field manual for an M110 [...]