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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: 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 [...]

Battle of Kasserine Pass, Reloading the Beast!

Hello fellow i-modelers! I wanted to share with you this final reveal of my entry to David's Battle of Kasserine GB here. I picked the scene of a Tiger I tank of the 501st heavy heavy tank battalion (Dragon #6608) reloading near Kasserine in[...]

Italeri Kfz. 305 Opel Blitz in 1:35 (#216) Afrika Korps

This is my entry to the “Battle of Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign” group build (ft. David A. Thomas), I reported during the build there, see Some history: The Opel Blitz was one of the main workhorses of the German army in WWII with over [...]

Tamiya 175 mm M107 Mechanized Howitzer in 1:35 (#37021), with diorama

Hi all, I reported twice on this build before, but now I found the time to drive things to completion. This is basically an Italery kit reboxed by Tamiya dating from the late Eighties. I upgraded the mold by adding tubing for hydraulics and e[...]

Hobby Boss German 20 mm Flak 38 Pz. Kpfw. 38 (t) in 1:35 (#80140), with Diorama

The "Year of the Cat" group build (ft. Louis Gardner): This build is my entry to Louis Gardner's "Year of the Cat" group build here. I reported during the build there, see Some history: The vehicle is called a Gepard "leopard" in German. It [...]

Revell Pz. Kpfw. 35 (t) in 1:35 (#03237), with Diorama

Some history: I do not regularly build Revell kits in 1:35th scale but I found this kit #03237 a nice addition to my collection of armor so I went for it. The kit is essentially a rebox of CMK's Pz. Kpfw 35 (t) dating back to 2013. The build s[...]

Dragon Nashorn in 1:35 (#6386), with Diorama

Some history: This kit #6386 by Dragon is fairly recent, dating back to 2010 and represents the Sd.Kfz.164 Nashorn in a 3 in 1 kit edition. I opted for the initial version delivered to the heavy tank destroyer unit 655 at Kursk, Russia in 1943.[...]

Dragon Panther A in 1:35 (#6358), with Diorama

Some history: This kit #6358 was launched by Dragon in 2007 intended to represent the late Panther A. As usual, DML released this kit based on a long history of Panther kits; The box is packed full of grey styrene, clear parts, some photo etch [...]