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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.

Freedom Is Not FreeKorean War Veterans Memorial in 1:48 (Scratchbuild)

This is my entry to Louis' @lgardner GB on the Korean War. This year marks the 70th year of its ending in 1953. I first thought about building a scene out of the war itself but I then reconsidered after some reflection. For once, I did [...]

Mörser Karl III (Thor) in 1:35 (Trumpeter)

Short history: The Karl Gerät, also called Mörser Karl was developed by Rheinmetall in the 1930-ies. It is basically a 21 road wheel strengthened tank chassis featured of a 60cm heavy mortar, mainly used to break sieges. Here is a [...]

Stalinetz Soviet Tractor and ML-20 Howitzer near Kursk 1943, 1:35

I had this build in mind for a while and both kits were in my stash since last year. Although the current worldly events made me doubt initially whether a Soviet build was appropriate, I did go ahead with it nevertheless. After all, it's [...]

Germany: Sixty years of division, 1:35 Scratchbuild

This build began about 33 years ago, yes: thirty-three years! In late November 1989 my late father told me that the second world war was finally over with the re-unification of Germany. To this date, I kept the Paris Match special on the [...]

Luftwaffe Flakturm ft. Flak 40 Zwilling ca. 1943, Scratchbuild

This is my contribution to the Imperial German Air Service / Luftwaffe Group Build, athough for once it ain't no airplane! (link) Here you can follow the progress report: (link) As you can see, I finished this one but I did so in Winter [...]

New Russian T-72B3 with 4S24 Soft Case ERA & Grating Armour (Trumpeter #09610)

Some kit manufacturers are blatantly fast in developing new products that relate to recent developments in the news. Trumpeter certainly is in the field of Armor models, with a T-72B3 variant featured of a rooftop cage in welded steel, [...]

Ukrainian BRDM-2UM KFOR, Pristina, Kosovo (Trumpeter 1:35)

This is somewhat off topic (i.e. not part of any group build) but nevertheless recent. Since I wanted to show some support to Ukrainian Europeans currently battling for freedom, I spent quite a bit of hours getting this build done. I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: Aco dei Fileni, Lybia (scratch) This must have been the longest build I ever [...]