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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.

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[...]

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 [...]